Wappingers Falls, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Wappingers Falls, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Wappingers Falls had a population of 5,885 as of July 1, 2016. Wappingers Falls ranks in the upper 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 Wappingers Falls is located at latitude 41.5982 and longitude -73.9169 in Dutchess County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Wappingers Falls (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Dutchess County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 157 feet.

The Village of Wappingers Falls (GNIS ID: 2391193) 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 Wappingers Falls is located within Town of Wappinger, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dutchess County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wappingers Falls population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wappingers Falls: Wappinger's Falls.


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Wappingers Falls, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 5,885
Population in Households 5,779
Population in Familes 4,365
Population in Group Qrtrs 106
Population Density1 5,305
Diversity Index2 72
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,380
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 1,396
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,552 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 857 (33.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,523 (59.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 172 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $224,708
Average Home Value $229,813
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,997
Average Household Income $61,860
Per Capita Income $25,588
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.02% 0.66%
Households 1.08% 0.7%
Families 0.86% 0.58%
Median Household Income   1.04%
Per Capita Income   1.39%
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.

Wappingers Falls, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wappingers Falls to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 309 74th
Population Density1 # 129 89th
Diversity Index2 # 66 95th
Median Household Income # 754 37th
Per Capita Income # 813 32nd

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