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Brocton, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Brocton is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Chautauqua County at latitude 42.3898 and longitude -79.4428. Chautauqua County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 735 feet.

The formal official name is the Village of Brocton, but most people and references simply refer to it as Brocton, New York.

The P1 Census Class Code for Brocton indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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

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Brocton, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,528
Population in Households 1,343
Population in Familes 1,059
Population in Group Qrtrs 185
Population Density1 894
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 621
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 400
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 664 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 455 (68.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 166 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $78,766
Average Home Value $91,703


Median Household Income $44,366
Average Household Income $52,341
Per Capita Income $19,018
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.66% 0.48%
Households 0.58% 0.73%
Families 0.48% 0.59%
Median Household Income   2.85%
Per Capita Income   2.3%
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, 2014 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 # 699 41st
Population Density1 # 745 37th
Diversity Index2 # 424 64th
Median Household Income # 958 20th
Per Capita Income # 1128 5th

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