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The Caroga Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 522 as of July 1, 2016. Caroga Lake 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 Caroga Lake is located at latitude 43.134 and longitude -74.4814 in Fulton County. The formal boundaries for the Caroga Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.87 sq. miles. Fulton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,480 feet.

The Caroga Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2631638) 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 Caroga Lake Census Designated Place is located within Town of Caroga, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fulton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Caroga Lake 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 Caroga Lake: Garoga Lake, Pine Lake.

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


Total Population 522
Population in Households 522
Population in Familes 395
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 209
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 236
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 146
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 917 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 209 (22.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 ( 2.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 681 (74.3%)
Median Home Value $135,135
Average Home Value $167,788


Median Household Income $47,041
Average Household Income $63,659
Per Capita Income $27,321
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.12% 0.04%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 0.79% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   2.19%
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.

Caroga Lake, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Caroga Lake 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 # 1017 15th
Population Density1 # 1126 6th
Diversity Index2 # 1191 1st
Median Household Income # 905 24th
Per Capita Income # 730 39th

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