Orleans County NY Information


Orleans County Subdivisions

Orleans County NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 42,172
Population in Households 39,442
Population in Familes 31,683
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,730
Population Density1 108
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 16,009
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 10,701
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 18,327 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,790 (64.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,219 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,318 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $89,985
Average Home Value $110,617


Median Household Income $46,949
Average Household Income $58,526
Per Capita Income $23,486
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.27% -0.37%
Households -0.11% -0.25%
Families -0.25% -0.34%
Median Household Income   -0.09%
Per Capita Income   1.15%
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.


Orleans County NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Orleans County to the other 62 counties and county equivalents 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 # 54 15th
Population Density1 # 36 44th
Diversity Index2 # 27 58th
Median Household Income # 49 23rd
Per Capita Income # 55 13th

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