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 4,783 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 4,783
Daytime Population: Workers 2,019
Daytime Population: Residents 2,647
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,666
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 4,660
Population in Familes 3,318
Population in Group Qrtrs 123
Population Density2 1,246
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $39,514
Average Household Income $55,429
Per Capita Income $25,302


Total Housing Units 2,673 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,103 (41.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,010 (37.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 560 (21.0%)
Median Home Value $84,838
Average Home Value $120,966


Total Households 2,113
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 1,105
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 -0.46% -0.64%
Households -0.51% -0.68%
Families -0.79% -0.87%
Median Household Income   0.57%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

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, 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 # 358 70th
Population Density # 623 48th
Diversity Index # 943 21st
Median Household Income # 1099 8th
Per Capita Income # 872 27th

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