Brocton, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Brocton, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Brocton had a population of 1,516 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Brocton is located at latitude 42.3898 and longitude -79.4428 in Chautauqua County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Brocton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Chautauqua County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 735 feet.

The Village of Brocton (GNIS ID: 2391563) 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 Brocton is located within Town of Portland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Chautauqua County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Brocton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brocton: Salem, Salem Cross Roads, Salem-on-Erie.

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Brocton, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,516
Population in Households 1,314
Population in Familes 1,039
Population in Group Qrtrs 202
Population Density1 887
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 620
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 401
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 666 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 453 (68.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 168 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $75,622
Average Home Value $84,867


Median Household Income $40,868
Average Household Income $49,323
Per Capita Income $17,631
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.38% 0.04%
Households 0.44% 0.06%
Families 0.43% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   2.29%
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.


Brocton, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brocton to the other 1,189 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 703 41st
Population Density1 # 747 37th
Diversity Index2 # 424 64th
Median Household Income # 1039 13th
Per Capita Income # 1162 2nd

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