Fast Facts

  • The Census of 2000 provided that 735,343 people, 286,512 households, and 184,513 families reside in Monroe County.
  • The Census of 2000 provided that there were 219,773 people, 88,999 households, and 47,169 families residing in the City of Rochester, NY.
  • On the shores of three major bodies of water - Lake Ontario, the Genesee River, and the historic Erie Canal.
  • Recently named by Expansion Management as a "5 star business opportunity metro" which is a designation awarded to only 20% of the nation's metro areas.
  • Average daily commute is 19.1 minutes.
  • Among the top five cities in the nation known for its "concentration of medical device and equipment companies."
  • Among the best cost of living indexes based on affordability of homes and real estate.
  • Well known for its amount of  renowned cultural attractions and robust artisan population.
  • Home to 7 sports teams and variety of athletic recreation - DETAILS
  • The site of nationally acclaimed events like the Rochester International Jazz Festival and the High Falls Film Festival



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