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Speculator, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Speculator had a population of 302 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Speculator: Lake Pleasant, Newton's Corners.

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


Total Population 302
Daytime Population: Workers 351
Daytime Population: Residents 131
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 482
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.60
Population in Households 296
Population in Familes 222
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 7
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $56,879
Average Household Income $83,008
Per Capita Income $38,915


Total Housing Units 624 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 105 (16.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 ( 5.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 485 (77.7%)
Median Home Value $183,333
Average Home Value $240,144


Total Households 139
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 83
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 -0.97% -0.81%
Households -0.95% -0.88%
Families -0.8% -0.98%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   3.16%

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, 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 # 1128 6th
Population Density # 1196 0th
Diversity Index # 999 17th
Median Household Income # 654 45th
Per Capita Income # 390 67th

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