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Monroe County, New York

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Monroe County is a county in the Finger Lakes region of the State of New York. The county is along Lake Ontario's southern shore. As of the 2022 census estimates, Monroe County's population was 752,035, a decrease since the 2020 census.[1] Its county seat and largest city is the city of Rochester.[2] The county is named after James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States.[3] Monroe County is part of the Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Monroe County
Monroe County Office Building
Monroe County Office Building
Flag of Monroe County
Official seal of Monroe County
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Location within the U.S. state of New York
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New York's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 43°18′N 77°41′W
CountryFlag_of_the_United_States.svg United States
StateFlag_of_New_York.svg New York
FoundedFebruary 23, 1821; 202 years ago (1821)
Named forJames Monroe
Largest cityRochester
  County ExecutiveAdam Bello (D)
  Total1,367 sq mi (3,540 km2)
  Land657 sq mi (1,700 km2)
  Water710 sq mi (1,800 km2)  52%
  Total752,035 Decrease
  Density1,155.9/sq mi (446.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district25th