Little Falls, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Little Falls, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Little Falls had a population of 4,874 as of July 1, 2016. Little Falls ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Little Falls is located at latitude 43.0448 and longitude -74.8567 in Herkimer County. The formal boundaries for the City of Little Falls (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. Herkimer County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 420 feet.

The City of Little Falls (GNIS ID: 979157) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Little Falls 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 Little Falls: Littlefalls, Rock City, Rockton, Ta-la-que-ga.

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


Total Population 4,874
Population in Households 4,751
Population in Familes 3,391
Population in Group Qrtrs 123
Population Density1 1,270
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 2,172
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 1,141
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,712 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,131 (41.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,041 (38.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 540 (19.9%)
Median Home Value $78,268
Average Home Value $109,792


Median Household Income $38,321
Average Household Income $52,670
Per Capita Income $24,271
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.23% -0.37%
Households -0.15% -0.31%
Families -0.4% -0.48%
Median Household Income   -0.37%
Per Capita Income   0.83%
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.

Little Falls, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Little Falls 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 # 357 70th
Population Density1 # 616 49th
Diversity Index2 # 951 20th
Median Household Income # 1105 8th
Per Capita Income # 897 25th

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