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West Carthage, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of West Carthage had a population of 2,000 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for West Carthage is located at latitude 43.9736 and longitude -75.6216 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the Village of West Carthage (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 778 feet.

The Village of West Carthage (GNIS ID: 2391208) 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 West Carthage is located within Town of Champion, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Carthage population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 2,000
Daytime Population: Workers 600
Daytime Population: Residents 1,088
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,688
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 1,992
Population in Familes 1,607
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 1,533
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $47,674
Average Household Income $61,621
Per Capita Income $24,872


Total Housing Units 905 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 467 (51.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 374 (41.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $134,333
Average Home Value $150,641


Total Households 842
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 546
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 -0.08% -0.08%
Households -0.05% -0.1%
Families 0.08% -0.22%
Median Household Income   0.72%
Per Capita Income   2.33%

West Carthage, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Carthage 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 # 610 49th
Population Density # 537 55th
Diversity Index # 458 62nd
Median Household Income # 922 23rd
Per Capita Income # 902 25th

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