Dexter, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dexter, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Dexter had a population of 1,174 as of July 1, 2017. Dexter 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 Dexter is located at latitude 44.0112 and longitude -76.043 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Dexter (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 282 feet.

The Village of Dexter (GNIS ID: 2391642) 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 Dexter is located within Town of Brownville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dexter 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 Dexter: Fish Island.

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


Total Population 1,174
Daytime Population: Workers 175
Daytime Population: Residents 510
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 685
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.58
Population in Households 1,170
Population in Familes 949
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 1,760
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $51,032
Average Household Income $61,108
Per Capita Income $23,773


Total Housing Units 545 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 369 (67.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 123 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $122,321
Average Home Value $141,712


Total Households 492
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 337
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 1.52% 1.17%
Households 1.71% 1.11%
Families 2.64% 1.05%
Median Household Income   0.17%
Per Capita Income   2.02%

Dexter, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dexter 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 # 781 35th
Population Density # 471 61st
Diversity Index # 890 25th
Median Household Income # 836 30th
Per Capita Income # 981 18th

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