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Black River, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Black River had a population of 1,423 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Black River is located at latitude 44.0095 and longitude -75.7965 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Black River (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 571 feet.

The Village of Black River (GNIS ID: 2391551) 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 Black River is located within Town of Rutland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Black River 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 Black River: Lockport.

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


Total Population 1,423
Daytime Population: Workers 314
Daytime Population: Residents 754
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,068
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 1,414
Population in Familes 1,166
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 780
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $56,998
Average Household Income $69,120
Per Capita Income $27,268


Total Housing Units 630 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 372 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 204 (32.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $162,705
Average Home Value $198,861


Total Households 577
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 408
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 0.75% 0.58%
Households 0.69% 0.55%
Families 1.1% 0.39%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   2.04%

Black River, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Black River 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 # 720 40th
Population Density # 797 33rd
Diversity Index # 376 69th
Median Household Income # 651 46th
Per Capita Income # 771 36th

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