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Central Square, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Central Square had a population of 1,932 as of July 1, 2016. Central Square ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Central Square is located at latitude 43.286 and longitude -76.1419 in Oswego County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Central Square (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Oswego County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 449 feet.

The Village of Central Square (GNIS ID: 2391595) 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 Central Square is located within Town of Hastings, a minor civil division (MCD) of Oswego County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Central Square population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Central Square, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,932
Population in Households 1,925
Population in Familes 1,410
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 1,014
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 868
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 479
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 936 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 502 (53.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 365 (39.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 68 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $129,237
Average Home Value $130,926


Median Household Income $41,518
Average Household Income $61,041
Per Capita Income $27,611
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.71% 0.43%
Households 0.56% 0.3%
Families 0.2% 0.21%
Median Household Income   0.95%
Per Capita Income   1.32%
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.

Central Square, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Central Square 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 # 623 48th
Population Density1 # 699 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 1044 13th
Median Household Income # 1033 14th
Per Capita Income # 716 40th

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