Witherbee, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Witherbee Census Designated Place had a population of 367 as of July 1, 2016. Witherbee ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Witherbee is located at latitude 44.0837 and longitude -73.5371 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the Witherbee Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,257 feet.

The Witherbee Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584304) 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 Witherbee Census Designated Place is located within Town of Moriah, a minor civil division (MCD) of Essex County.

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


Total Population 367
Population in Households 364
Population in Familes 291
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 500
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 144
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 97
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 177 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 118 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 (14.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 (18.6%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $151,271


Median Household Income $46,649
Average Household Income $62,555
Per Capita Income $25,225
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.9% 0.49%
Households 0.92% 0.55%
Families 0.68% 0.41%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
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.

Witherbee, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Witherbee 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 # 1095 8th
Population Density1 # 944 21st
Diversity Index2 # 999 16th
Median Household Income # 915 24th
Per Capita Income # 834 30th

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