Sandy Creek, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Village of Sandy Creek had a population of 764 as of July 1, 2016. Sandy Creek ranks in the lower 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 Sandy Creek is located at latitude 43.6434 and longitude -76.0863 in Oswego County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Sandy Creek (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Oswego County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 499 feet.

The Village of Sandy Creek (GNIS ID: 2391116) 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 Sandy Creek is located within Town of Sandy Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Oswego County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sandy Creek 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 Sandy Creek: Sandycreek, Washingtonville.

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Sandy Creek, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 764
Population in Households 759
Population in Familes 611
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 565
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 307
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 207
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 329 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 194 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 113 (34.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $75,588
Average Home Value $86,269


Median Household Income $43,576
Average Household Income $54,765
Per Capita Income $22,289
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.15% -0.1%
Households -0.1% -0.2%
Families -0.75% -0.19%
Median Household Income   0.26%
Per Capita Income   0.49%
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.

Sandy Creek, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sandy Creek 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 # 905 24th
Population Density1 # 904 24th
Diversity Index2 # 902 25th
Median Household Income # 992 17th
Per Capita Income # 1024 14th

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