Highland Falls, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Highland Falls, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Highland Falls had a population of 3,965 as of July 1, 2016. Highland Falls ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Highland Falls is located at latitude 41.3646 and longitude -73.9689 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Highland Falls (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 141 feet.

The Village of Highland Falls (GNIS ID: 2390896) 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 Highland Falls is located within Town of Highlands, a minor civil division (MCD) of Orange County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Highland Falls population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Highland Falls: Buttermilk Falls.

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Highland Falls, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,965
Population in Households 3,964
Population in Familes 3,046
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 3,632
Diversity Index2 69


Total Households 1,667
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 979
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,839 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 796 (43.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 871 (47.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 172 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $255,978
Average Home Value $282,872


Median Household Income $66,547
Average Household Income $83,750
Per Capita Income $35,346
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.26% 0.42%
Households 0.19% 0.33%
Families -0.15% 0.22%
Median Household Income   2.48%
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.

Highland Falls, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Highland Falls 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 # 409 66th
Population Density1 # 217 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 80 94th
Median Household Income # 472 61st
Per Capita Income # 434 64th

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