Farnham, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Village of Farnham had a population of 377 as of July 1, 2016. Farnham ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Farnham is located at latitude 42.5951 and longitude -79.0809 in Erie County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Farnham (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Erie County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 640 feet.

The Village of Farnham (GNIS ID: 2390835) 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 Farnham is located within Town of Brant, a minor civil division (MCD) of Erie County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Farnham 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 Farnham: Mill Branch, Saw Mill Station.

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


Total Population 377
Population in Households 373
Population in Familes 291
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 312
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 142
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 90
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 161 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 104 (64.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 38 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $108,333
Average Home Value $175,721


Median Household Income $56,128
Average Household Income $66,480
Per Capita Income $27,643
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.21% -0.05%
Households 0.11% 0.0%
Families -0.52% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.52%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
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.

Farnham, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Farnham 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 # 1086 9th
Population Density1 # 1068 11th
Diversity Index2 # 620 48th
Median Household Income # 627 48th
Per Capita Income # 714 40th

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