Sunset Bay, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sunset Bay, New York - Basic Facts

The Sunset Bay Census Designated Place had a population of 644 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Sunset Bay is located at latitude 42.5614 and longitude -79.1297 in Chautauqua County. The formal boundaries for the Sunset Bay Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Chautauqua County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 577 feet.

The Sunset Bay Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2631238) 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 Sunset Bay Census Designated Place is located within Town of Hanover, a minor civil division (MCD) of Chautauqua County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sunset Bay 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 Sunset Bay: Sunset Bay Park.

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


Total Population 644
Population in Households 599
Population in Familes 464
Population in Group Qrtrs 45
Population Density1 975
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 235
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 142
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 478 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 186 (38.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 50 (10.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 243 (50.8%)
Median Home Value $124,206
Average Home Value $140,270


Median Household Income $53,522
Average Household Income $60,619
Per Capita Income $24,968
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.47% -0.34%
Households -0.32% -0.26%
Families 0.83% -0.28%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   2.54%
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.


Sunset Bay, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sunset Bay 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 # 944 21st
Population Density1 # 719 40th
Diversity Index2 # 732 39th
Median Household Income # 736 38th
Per Capita Income # 799 33rd

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