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Greenwood Lake, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Greenwood Lake is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Orange County at latitude 41.2211 and longitude -74.2876. Orange County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 630 feet.

The formal official name is the Village of Greenwood Lake, but most people and references simply refer to it as Greenwood Lake, New York.

The P1 Census Class Code for Greenwood Lake indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Village of Greenwood Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0.42 sq. miles.

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Greenwood Lake, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,137
Population in Households 3,137
Population in Familes 2,477
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,532
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 1,285
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 803
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,541 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 937 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 349 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 256 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $219,397
Average Home Value $245,731


Median Household Income $76,948
Average Household Income $89,928
Per Capita Income $36,602
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.13% 0.13%
Households 0.02% 0.17%
Families 0.12% 0.05%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   2.06%
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.


Greenwood Lake, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Greenwood Lake to the other 1,189 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 477 60th
Population Density1 # 534 55th
Diversity Index2 # 301 75th
Median Household Income # 397 67th
Per Capita Income # 398 67th

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