North Boston, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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North Boston, New York - Basic Facts

The North Boston Census Designated Place had a population of 2,522 as of July 1, 2017. North Boston ranks in the lower quartile for 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 North Boston is located at latitude 42.6773 and longitude -78.7796 in Erie County. The formal boundaries for the North Boston Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Erie County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 823 feet.

The North Boston Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389567) 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 North Boston Census Designated Place is located within Town of Boston, a minor civil division (MCD) of Erie County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with North Boston population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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North Boston, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,522
Daytime Population: Workers 472
Daytime Population: Residents 1,315
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,787
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 2,522
Population in Familes 2,093
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 619
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $62,724
Average Household Income $77,645
Per Capita Income $32,924


Total Housing Units 1,124 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 843 (75.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 235 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $164,019
Average Home Value $204,769


Total Households 1,079
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 732
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.01% 0.07%
Households 0.08% 0.09%
Families -0.19% 0.03%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

North Boston, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Boston to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 545 55th
Population Density # 871 27th
Diversity Index # 1182 1st
Median Household Income # 552 54th
Per Capita Income # 544 55th

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