Vails Gate, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Vails Gate, New York - Basic Facts

The Vails Gate Census Designated Place had a population of 3,570 as of July 1, 2017. Vails Gate 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 Vails Gate is located at latitude 41.4589 and longitude -74.0532 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the Vails Gate Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 282 feet.

The Vails Gate Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390422) 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 Vails Gate Census Designated Place is located within Town of New Windsor, a minor civil division (MCD) of Orange County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Vails Gate population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Vails Gate: Vail Gate, Vailgate, Vail's Gate, Vailsgate.

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Vails Gate, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,570
Daytime Population: Workers 2,526
Daytime Population: Residents 2,013
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,539
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.27
Population in Households 3,562
Population in Familes 2,644
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 3,462
Diversity Index3 78


Median Household Income $42,295
Average Household Income $60,392
Per Capita Income $26,004


Total Housing Units 1,665 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 674 (40.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 859 (51.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 132 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $230,903
Average Home Value $240,134


Total Households 1,533
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 858
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.8% 0.75%
Households 0.68% 0.67%
Families 0.41% 0.51%
Median Household Income   0.77%
Per Capita Income   2.61%

Vails Gate, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vails Gate to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 438 63rd
Population Density # 236 80th
Diversity Index # 43 97th
Median Household Income # 1035 14th
Per Capita Income # 836 30th

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