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Newburgh, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Newburgh had a population of 29,697 as of July 1, 2016. Newburgh 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 Newburgh is located at latitude 41.5033 and longitude -74.0196 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the City of Newburgh (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0.98 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 131 feet.

The City of Newburgh (GNIS ID: 979258) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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


Total Population 29,697
Population in Households 28,775
Population in Familes 22,971
Population in Group Qrtrs 922
Population Density1 7,806
Diversity Index2 89


Total Households 9,172
Average Household Size 3.14
Family Households 6,075
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 10,883 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,773 (25.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,400 (58.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,711 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $205,044
Average Home Value $237,090


Median Household Income $36,077
Average Household Income $50,539
Per Capita Income $16,258
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.46% 0.52%
Households 0.25% 0.42%
Families 0.06% 0.3%
Median Household Income   -1.25%
Per Capita Income   1.01%
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.

Newburgh, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newburgh 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 # 45 96th
Population Density1 # 47 96th
Diversity Index2 # 2 100th
Median Household Income # 1148 4th
Per Capita Income # 1181 1st

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