West Valley, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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West Valley, New York - Basic Facts

The West Valley Census Designated Place had a population of 530 as of July 1, 2017. West Valley 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 West Valley is located at latitude 42.4025 and longitude -78.6061 in Cattaraugus County. The formal boundaries for the West Valley Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cattaraugus County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,522 feet.

The West Valley Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2631242) 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 West Valley Census Designated Place is located within Town of Ashford, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cattaraugus County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Valley population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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West Valley, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 530
Daytime Population: Workers 169
Daytime Population: Residents 306
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 475
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 530
Population in Familes 439
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 346
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $50,822
Average Household Income $59,835
Per Capita Income $24,526


Total Housing Units 230 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 183 (79.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (14.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $121,121
Average Home Value $141,940


Total Households 217
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 151
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.32% -0.08%
Households 0.26% 0.0%
Families -0.27% -0.13%
Median Household Income   0.36%
Per Capita Income   1.64%

West Valley, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Valley to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 1009 16th
Population Density # 1047 13th
Diversity Index # 1031 14th
Median Household Income # 844 30th
Per Capita Income # 923 23rd

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