Palenville, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Palenville Census Designated Place had a population of 1,046 as of July 1, 2017. Palenville 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 Palenville is located at latitude 42.1857 and longitude -74.029 in Greene County. The formal boundaries for the Palenville Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Greene County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 568 feet.

The Palenville Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389635) 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 Palenville Census Designated Place is located within Town of Catskill, a minor civil division (MCD) of Greene County.

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

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


Total Population 1,046
Daytime Population: Workers 115
Daytime Population: Residents 609
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 724
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 1,046
Population in Familes 802
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 315
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $36,561
Average Household Income $55,674
Per Capita Income $23,792


Total Housing Units 570 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 323 (56.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 124 (21.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 123 (21.6%)
Median Home Value $154,018
Average Home Value $178,870


Total Households 447
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 275
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.12% 0.11%
Households 0.0% 0.04%
Families -0.2% -0.07%
Median Household Income   0.11%
Per Capita Income   1.48%

Palenville, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palenville 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 # 816 32nd
Population Density # 1067 11th
Diversity Index # 730 39th
Median Household Income # 1151 4th
Per Capita Income # 978 18th

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