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West Carthage, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of West Carthage had a population of 2,031 as of July 1, 2016.

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, 2016.

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West Carthage, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,031
Population in Households 2,023
Population in Familes 1,633
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 1,557
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 863
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 560
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 913 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 480 (52.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 382 (41.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $126,678
Average Home Value $140,073


Median Household Income $45,585
Average Household Income $58,297
Per Capita Income $23,805
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.15% 0.07%
Households 0.34% 0.18%
Families 0.49% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   1.75%
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.

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, 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 # 607 49th
Population Density1 # 529 56th
Diversity Index2 # 450 62nd
Median Household Income # 941 21st
Per Capita Income # 934 22nd

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