Belfast, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Belfast, New York - Basic Facts

The Belfast Census Designated Place had a population of 848 as of July 1, 2016. Belfast ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Belfast is located at latitude 42.3362 and longitude -78.1169 in Allegany County. The formal boundaries for the Belfast Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Allegany County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,309 feet.

The Belfast Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2627970) 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 Belfast Census Designated Place is located within Town of Belfast, a minor civil division (MCD) of Allegany County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Belfast 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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Belfast, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 848
Population in Households 848
Population in Familes 689
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 612
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 346
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 235
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 377 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 261 (69.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 85 (22.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $73,232
Average Home Value $106,827


Median Household Income $39,399
Average Household Income $46,504
Per Capita Income $18,850
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.21% -0.24%
Households 0.42% -0.12%
Families 1.59% -0.17%
Median Household Income   1.14%
Per Capita Income   1.55%
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.

Belfast, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Belfast 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 # 873 27th
Population Density1 # 880 27th
Diversity Index2 # 1042 13th
Median Household Income # 1085 9th
Per Capita Income # 1161 3rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.