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 3,531 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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, 2016)


Total Population 3,531
Population in Households 3,523
Population in Familes 2,623
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 3,424
Diversity Index2 78


Total Households 1,522
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 856
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,661 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 667 (40.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 855 (51.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 139 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $229,167
Average Home Value $235,945


Median Household Income $41,128
Average Household Income $57,390
Per Capita Income $24,809
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.75% 0.69%
Households 0.67% 0.65%
Families 0.44% 0.53%
Median Household Income   1.32%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
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.

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, 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 # 444 63rd
Population Density1 # 236 80th
Diversity Index2 # 43 96th
Median Household Income # 1043 13th
Per Capita Income # 860 28th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.