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Alfred, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Alfred had a population of 4,059 as of July 1, 2016. Alfred ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Alfred is located at latitude 42.2543 and longitude -77.7896 in Allegany County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Alfred (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Allegany County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,765 feet.

The Village of Alfred (GNIS ID: 2391508) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Alfred is located within Town of Alfred, a minor civil division (MCD) of Allegany County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Alfred: Alfred Center, Alfred Centre.

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


Total Population 4,059
Population in Households 1,845
Population in Familes 1,138
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,214
Population Density1 3,412
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 564
Average Household Size 3.27
Family Households 262
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 621 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 285 (45.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 279 (44.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $110,337
Average Home Value $120,439


Median Household Income $55,451
Average Household Income $74,051
Per Capita Income $18,428
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.45% -0.01%
Households 1.12% 0.25%
Families 8.32% 0.15%
Median Household Income   0.97%
Per Capita Income   1.19%
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.

Alfred, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alfred 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 # 402 66th
Population Density1 # 237 80th
Diversity Index2 # 379 68th
Median Household Income # 646 46th
Per Capita Income # 1170 2nd

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