Rochester, New York
City of Rochester
(left to right, top to bottom) the Eastman Theater at the Eastman School of Music; First Federal Plaza building; Xerox, Legacy (formerly Bausch & Lomb), and Metropolitan (formerly Chase) towers; Downtown Rochester skyline; Rush Rhees Library at the University of Rochester; Sacred Heart cathedral; row houses in the Grove Place neighborhood
(left to right, top to bottom) the Eastman Theater at the Eastman School of MusicFirst Federal Plazabuilding; XeroxLegacy (formerly Bausch & Lomb), and Metropolitan (formerly Chase) towers; Downtown Rochester skyline; Rush Rhees Library at the University of RochesterSacred Heart cathedral; row houses in the Grove Place neighborhood
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Official seal of Rochester, New York
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Coat of arms of Rochester, New York
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Nickname(s): 
"The Flour City", "The Flower City", "The World's Image Center"
Motto(s): 
"Rochester: Made for Living!"
Location in Monroe County and the State of New York.
Location in Monroe County and the State of New York.
Rochester, New York is located in the US
Rochester, New York
Rochester, New York
Location in the contiguous United States
Coordinates: 43°9′56″N 77°36′41″W
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountyMonroe
Founded1788
Incorporated as a villageMarch 21, 1817 (as Rochesterville)[1]
Incorporated as a cityApril 28, 1834
Government
 • TypeMayor-Council
 • MayorLovely Warren (D)
 • City Council
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Area
 • City37.14 sq mi (59.77 km2)
 • Land35.78 sq mi (57.61 km2)
 • Water1.36 sq mi (2.18 km2)  3.6%
Elevation
505 ft (154 m)
Population 
 • City210,565
 • Estimate 
(2017)[3]
Decrease208,046
 • Density5,884.99/sq mi (3,522.91/km2)
 • Urban
720,572 (US: 60th)
 • Metro
1,082,284 (US: 51st)
Demonym(s)Rochesterian
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
146xx (14604=downtown)
Area code585
FIPS code36-63000
GNIS feature ID0962684
Websitewww.cityofrochester.gov