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The Cairo Census Designated Place had a population of 1,367 as of July 1, 2017. Cairo ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cairo is located at latitude 42.3052 and longitude -74.0118 in Greene County. 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. Greene County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 374 feet.

The Cairo Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389263) 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 Cairo Census Designated Place is located within Town of Cairo, a minor civil division (MCD) of Greene County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cairo population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cairo: Shingle Kill.

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Cairo, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,367
Population in Households 1,353
Population in Familes 990
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density1 323
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 597
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 344
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 795 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 365 (45.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 232 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 198 (24.9%)
Median Home Value $154,830
Average Home Value $181,918


Median Household Income $44,856
Average Household Income $57,844
Per Capita Income $25,457
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.35% -0.1%
Households -0.48% -0.2%
Families -0.32% -0.35%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   2.21%
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 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 741 38th
Population Density1 # 1060 11th
Diversity Index2 # 524 56th
Median Household Income # 984 18th
Per Capita Income # 864 28th

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