Lime Lake, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lime Lake, New York - Basic Facts

The Lime Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 858 as of July 1, 2016. Lime Lake ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Lime Lake is located at latitude 42.433 and longitude -78.4847 in Cattaraugus County. The formal boundaries for the Lime Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.27 sq. miles. Cattaraugus County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,660 feet.

The Lime Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584273) 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 Lime Lake Census Designated Place is located within Town of Machias, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cattaraugus County.

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


Total Population 858
Population in Households 791
Population in Familes 630
Population in Group Qrtrs 67
Population Density1 361
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 318
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 207
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 604 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 245 (40.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 73 (12.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 286 (47.4%)
Median Home Value $94,845
Average Home Value $124,085


Median Household Income $49,585
Average Household Income $62,292
Per Capita Income $24,293
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.17% -0.23%
Households 0.05% -0.13%
Families 0.96% -0.29%
Median Household Income   1.0%
Per Capita Income   1.28%
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.

Lime Lake, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lime Lake 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 # 869 27th
Population Density1 # 1036 13th
Diversity Index2 # 1101 8th
Median Household Income # 850 29th
Per Capita Income # 895 25th

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