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Speculator, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Speculator had a population of 308 as of July 1, 2016. Speculator 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 Speculator is located at latitude 43.5781 and longitude -74.359 in Hamilton County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Speculator (see map below) encompass a land area of 44.61 sq. miles and a water area of 2.6 sq. miles. Hamilton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,739 feet.

The Village of Speculator (GNIS ID: 2391152) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Speculator is located within Town of Lake Pleasant, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hamilton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Speculator 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 Speculator: Lake Pleasant, Newton's Corners.

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


Total Population 308
Population in Households 302
Population in Familes 227
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 7
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 143
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 86
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 644 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 108 (16.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 ( 5.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 501 (77.8%)
Median Home Value $185,417
Average Home Value $246,759


Median Household Income $53,942
Average Household Income $80,265
Per Capita Income $37,690
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.81% -0.39%
Households -0.66% -0.42%
Families -0.37% -0.47%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   2.17%
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.

Speculator, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Speculator 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 # 1125 6th
Population Density1 # 1196 0th
Diversity Index2 # 1047 13th
Median Household Income # 690 42nd
Per Capita Income # 373 69th

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