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The Village of Port Henry had a population of 1,190 as of July 1, 2016. Port Henry 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 Port Henry is located at latitude 44.0468 and longitude -73.4611 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Port Henry (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0.3 sq. miles. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 243 feet.

The Village of Port Henry (GNIS ID: 2391077) 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 Port Henry is located within Town of Moriah, a minor civil division (MCD) of Essex County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Port Henry 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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Port Henry, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,190
Population in Households 1,186
Population in Familes 893
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 1,012
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 533
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 320
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 645 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 381 (59.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 152 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 112 (17.4%)
Median Home Value $105,469
Average Home Value $131,610


Median Household Income $44,972
Average Household Income $55,827
Per Capita Income $24,490
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.05% -0.07%
Households -0.03% -0.04%
Families 1.26% -0.19%
Median Household Income   2.86%
Per Capita Income   1.76%
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.

Port Henry, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Henry 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 # 778 35th
Population Density1 # 703 41st
Diversity Index2 # 914 23rd
Median Household Income # 957 20th
Per Capita Income # 885 26th

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