Regional Stats

Zoom in on all the Greater Rochester, NY region has to offer.

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Highly Skilled Workforce. Short Commutes.
Better Quality of Life.

The Greater Rochester NY, region has it all. With more than 1.2 million people within a nine-county region, the population, workforce, average commute time and median housing value illustrate that our region punches way above its weight class. Data for each of our nine counties is outlined here.

Greater Rochester, NY by the Numbers

COUNTYPOPULATIONWORKFORCEAVERAGE COMMUTE TIMEMEDIAN HOUSING VALUE
Genesee59,11331,01122.3 minutes$119,800
Livingston65,02430,77625.7 minutes$129,400
Monroe770,815408,01820.4 minutes$148,400
Ontario114,42559,44823.3 minutes$161,800
Orleans41,54119,05325.7 minutes$98,400
Seneca35,15815,69621.7 minutes$107,100
Wayne92,85047,90724.7 minutes $123,800
Wyoming41,06620,10425.4 minutes$115,900
Yates25,82512,05222.3 minutes$136,300
Rochester Region1,245,817 644,06521.6 minutes$144,400
Source: Average commute time and median housing value data for the Rochester Region and each individual county is from 2019 American Community Survey 5-year estimates; Workforce and Population data are from Applied Geographic Solutions, 2021

Traveling Here is Easy

The Greater Rochester, NY Region is located within 500 miles of 1/3 of the U.S. and Canadian population. This puts us close to major markets like New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, and Toronto, without the major market costs of doing business.

Kiplinger named Rochester the “Best City in the U.S. for Commuters.” This ranking was based on our community’s low congestion cost (a measurement of wasted time and fuel calculated by the Texas Transportation Institute) along with the average length of commute, local gas prices, yearly delays per commuter, and public transit use.

The Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport averages 32 flights every day to 13 cities. Flights to cities such as Boston, New York, and Washington, DC are less than 1 ½ hours by air. 

Approximate Driving Distance and Flight Time to Major Cities:

MILEAGEFLIGHT TIME
Boston390 miles1 hour, 18 minutes
Cleveland250 miles1 hour, 15 minutes
New York330 miles1 hour, 30 minutes
Philadelphia340 miles1 hour, 11 minutes
Toronto150 miles51 minutes
Washington, DC330 miles1 hour, 15 minutes
Source: Greater Rochester International Airport, www.mapquest.com (Driving Distances) 

Rochester is also accessible by rail. The region has more than 60 weekly Amtrak passenger rail departures from downtown. For commercial needs, Rochester has three Class 1 carriers: CSX, Norfolk Southern and Canadian Pacific. The routes handle up to 60 trains per day.

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We know Greater Rochester.
Let’s team up.

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