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Sunset Bay, New York - Basic Facts

The Sunset Bay Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Chautauqua County at latitude 42.5614 and longitude -79.1297. Chautauqua County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 577 feet.

The formal official name is the Sunset Bay Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Sunset Bay, New York.

The U5 Census Class Code for Sunset Bay indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sunset Bay: Sunset Bay Park.

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


Total Population 644
Population in Households 598
Population in Familes 462
Population in Group Qrtrs 46
Population Density1 975
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 234
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 141
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 478 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 185 (38.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 49 (10.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 244 (51.0%)
Median Home Value $125,000
Average Home Value $143,108


Median Household Income $52,197
Average Household Income $59,854
Per Capita Income $24,699
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.58% -0.38%
Households -0.5% -0.43%
Families 0.85% -0.43%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
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, 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 # 945 21st
Population Density1 # 716 40th
Diversity Index2 # 733 38th
Median Household Income # 729 39th
Per Capita Income # 791 34th

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