Wanakah, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wanakah, New York - Basic Facts

The Wanakah Census Designated Place had a population of 3,169 as of July 1, 2016. Wanakah 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 Wanakah is located at latitude 42.7436 and longitude -78.9025 in Erie County. The formal boundaries for the Wanakah Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Erie County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 591 feet.

The Wanakah Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584299) 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 Wanakah Census Designated Place is located within Town of Hamburg, a minor civil division (MCD) of Erie County.

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

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


Total Population 3,169
Population in Households 3,165
Population in Familes 2,683
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 2,631
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 1,335
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 953
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,389 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,242 (89.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 92 ( 6.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $127,739
Average Home Value $154,392


Median Household Income $59,413
Average Household Income $77,794
Per Capita Income $31,928
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.15% -0.04%
Households 0.11% 0.1%
Families 0.2% 0.04%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
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.

Wanakah, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wanakah 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 # 476 60th
Population Density1 # 324 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 983 18th
Median Household Income # 555 54th
Per Capita Income # 522 56th

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