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Cairo, New York - Basic Facts

The Cairo Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Greene County at latitude 42.3052 and longitude -74.0118. Greene County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 374 feet.

The formal official name is the Cairo Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Cairo, New York.

The U5 Census Class Code for Cairo indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Cairo Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cairo: Shingle Kill.

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Cairo, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,424
Population in Households 1,409
Population in Familes 1,029
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density1 337
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 636
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 366
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 798 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 385 (48.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 251 (31.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 162 (20.3%)
Median Home Value $143,852
Average Home Value $162,500


Median Household Income $29,456
Average Household Income $40,837
Per Capita Income $18,323
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.37% 0.01%
Households 0.68% 0.19%
Families 0.92% 0.0%
Median Household Income   4.11%
Per Capita Income   2.77%
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.

Cairo, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cairo to the other 1,189 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 720 40th
Population Density1 # 1045 12th
Diversity Index2 # 523 56th
Median Household Income # 1181 1st
Per Capita Income # 1146 4th

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