Clarkson, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Clarkson, New York - Basic Facts

The Clarkson Census Designated Place had a population of 4,441 as of July 1, 2016. Clarkson ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Clarkson is located at latitude 43.2398 and longitude -77.9162 in Monroe County. The formal boundaries for the Clarkson Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Monroe County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 427 feet.

The Clarkson Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2631645) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Clarkson Census Designated Place is located within Town of Clarkson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Monroe County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Clarkson 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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Clarkson, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,441
Population in Households 4,326
Population in Familes 3,671
Population in Group Qrtrs 115
Population Density1 487
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 1,711
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 1,193
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,751 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,269 (72.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 442 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 ( 2.3%)
Median Home Value $132,344
Average Home Value $165,221


Median Household Income $63,150
Average Household Income $82,762
Per Capita Income $31,654
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.3% 0.27%
Households 0.62% 0.47%
Families 0.74% 0.35%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
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.

Clarkson, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clarkson 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 # 380 68th
Population Density1 # 953 20th
Diversity Index2 # 581 51st
Median Household Income # 512 57th
Per Capita Income # 536 55th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.