Sitemap to all pages covering the state of New York. Contributions and photography for the N.Y. guides from Alex Nitzman, Andy Field, Brent Ivy, Carter Buchanan, Ian Ligget, Justin Cozart and Nicole Robinette.

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Population Statistics

State Population:
20,201,249
Metropolitan Populations:
New York-Newark-
Jersey City
20,140,470 Buffalo-Cheektowaga 1,166,902 Rochester 1,090,135
Albany-Schenectady-
Troy
899,262 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-
Middletown
697,221 Syracuse 662,057
Utica-Rome 292,264 Binghamton 247,138 Kingston 181,851
Top County Populations:
Kings 2,736,074 Queens 2,405,464 New York 1,694,251
Suffolk 1,525,920 Bronx 1,472,654 Nassau 1,395,774
Westchester 1,004,457 Erie 954,236 Monroe 759,443
Top City Populations:
New York City 8,253,213 Buffalo 254,479 Rochester 205,225
Yonkers 200,040 Syracuse 141,229 Albany 95,429
New Rochelle 80,973 Mount Vernon 66,775 Schenectady 65,231
Sources: 2020 U.S. Census Data (metro populations and counties), 2020 U.S. Census Estimate (cities)

About New York

  • Capital: Albany
  • Nickname: The Empire State
  • State Flower: Rose
  • State Bird: Eastern Bluebird
  • State Tree: Sugar Maple
  • Total Interstate Mileage: 1,730.34
  • Land Area: 47,126 square miles
  • Highest Point: Mount Marcy in Essex County: 5,344 feet
  • Lowest Point: Sea level
  • Number of Counties: 62
  • Statehood: 11th State, July 26, 1788

Major League Sports Franchises:

  • Buffalo Bills (NFL)
  • Buffalo Sabres (NFL)
  • New York Islanders (NHL)
  • New York Knicks (NBA)
  • New York Mets (MLB)
  • Brooklyn Nets (NBA), relocated from New Jersey for the 2012-13 season
  • New York Rangers (NHL)
  • New York Yankees (MLB)
  • Brooklyn Dodgers, relocated to Los Angeles by 1958.
  • Buffalo Braves, relocated to San Diego in 1978 and renamed the Clippers.
  • Rochester Royals, relocated to Cincinnati in 1957.
  • New York Giants, relocated to San Francisco by 1958.

Updated December 30, 2021.