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Westmere, New York - Basic Facts

The Westmere Census Designated Place had a population of 7,620 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Westmere is located at latitude 42.6882 and longitude -73.8735 in Albany County. The formal boundaries for the Westmere Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Albany County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 292 feet.

The Westmere Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390496) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Westmere Census Designated Place is located within Town of Guilderland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Albany County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Westmere population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Westmere, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,620
Population in Households 7,523
Population in Familes 5,660
Population in Group Qrtrs 97
Population Density1 2,404
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 3,323
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 1,929
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,514 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,862 (53.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,461 (41.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 191 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $222,901
Average Home Value $298,966


Median Household Income $76,816
Average Household Income $95,610
Per Capita Income $41,798
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.72% 0.72%
Households 0.63% 0.67%
Families 0.41% 0.51%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   1.75%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Westmere, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Westmere to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 246 80th
Population Density1 # 355 70th
Diversity Index2 # 306 74th
Median Household Income # 390 67th
Per Capita Income # 292 76th

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