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Black River, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Black River had a population of 1,404 as of July 1, 2016.

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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Black River: Lockport.

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


Total Population 1,404
Population in Households 1,396
Population in Familes 1,154
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 769
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 576
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 408
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 622 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 369 (59.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 206 (33.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $157,143
Average Home Value $193,750


Median Household Income $52,805
Average Household Income $64,933
Per Capita Income $25,858
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.65% 0.45%
Households 0.77% 0.55%
Families 1.27% 0.44%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
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.

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, 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 # 729 39th
Population Density1 # 807 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 365 70th
Median Household Income # 732 39th
Per Capita Income # 804 33rd

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