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Machias, New York - Basic Facts

The Machias Census Designated Place had a population of 465 as of July 1, 2016. Machias 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 Machias is located at latitude 42.4136 and longitude -78.4871 in Cattaraugus County. The formal boundaries for the Machias Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Cattaraugus County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,680 feet.

The Machias Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584277) 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 Machias Census Designated Place is located within Town of Machias, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cattaraugus County.

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


Total Population 465
Population in Households 423
Population in Familes 332
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density1 537
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 186
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 119
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 226 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 139 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 (17.7%)
Median Home Value $95,673
Average Home Value $122,993


Median Household Income $53,259
Average Household Income $59,170
Per Capita Income $22,732
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.2% -0.3%
Households -0.09% -0.22%
Families 0.27% -0.17%
Median Household Income   0.63%
Per Capita Income   1.27%
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.

Machias, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Machias 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 # 1047 13th
Population Density1 # 917 23rd
Diversity Index2 # 1103 8th
Median Household Income # 716 40th
Per Capita Income # 1003 16th

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