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Depew, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Depew is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Erie County at latitude 42.9118 and longitude -78.7044. Erie County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 673 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Depew 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 Depew (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Village of Depew, NY Boundary Map


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


Total Population 15,164
Population in Households 15,105
Population in Familes 11,663
Population in Group Qrtrs 59
Population Density1 2,989
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 6,724
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 4,123
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,033 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,759 (67.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,965 (27.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 309 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $128,449
Average Home Value $140,859


Median Household Income $49,442
Average Household Income $58,263
Per Capita Income $25,881
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.21% -0.1%
Households 0.12% 0.05%
Families -0.14% -0.11%
Median Household Income   1.56%
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.


Depew, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Depew 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 # 128 89th
Population Density1 # 281 76th
Diversity Index2 # 902 24th
Median Household Income # 840 29th
Per Capita Income # 721 39th

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