Walden, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Walden, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Walden had a population of 7,085 as of July 1, 2017. Walden 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 Walden is located at latitude 41.56 and longitude -74.1882 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Walden (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 374 feet.

The Village of Walden (GNIS ID: 2391190) 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 Walden is located within Town of Montgomery, a minor civil division (MCD) of Orange County.

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

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


Total Population 7,085
Daytime Population: Workers 2,354
Daytime Population: Residents 3,591
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,945
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 7,058
Population in Familes 5,879
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density2 3,600
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $63,140
Average Household Income $81,508
Per Capita Income $28,709


Total Housing Units 2,714 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,620 (59.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 865 (31.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 229 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $244,944
Average Home Value $289,429


Total Households 2,485
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 1,744
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 0.21% 0.36%
Households 0.07% 0.26%
Families -0.1% 0.14%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   2.67%

Walden, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Walden 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 # 262 78th
Population Density # 220 82nd
Diversity Index # 130 89th
Median Household Income # 547 54th
Per Capita Income # 702 41st

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