Port Jervis, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Port Jervis, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Port Jervis had a population of 8,729 as of July 1, 2016. Port Jervis 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 Port Jervis is located at latitude 41.377 and longitude -74.694 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the City of Port Jervis (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.18 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 440 feet.

The City of Port Jervis (GNIS ID: 979387) 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 Port Jervis 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 Port Jervis: Carpenter's Point, Mahackamack, Mahackemeck.

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Port Jervis, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,729
Population in Households 8,647
Population in Familes 6,429
Population in Group Qrtrs 82
Population Density1 3,452
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 3,528
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 2,026
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,021 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,565 (38.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,963 (48.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 493 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $186,509
Average Home Value $212,141


Median Household Income $40,789
Average Household Income $52,734
Per Capita Income $21,564
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.18% 0.09%
Households -0.19% 0.09%
Families -0.42% -0.04%
Median Household Income   0.18%
Per Capita Income   1.41%
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.

Port Jervis, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Jervis 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 # 214 82nd
Population Density1 # 234 81st
Diversity Index2 # 213 82nd
Median Household Income # 1049 12th
Per Capita Income # 1072 10th

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