Hoosick Falls, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hoosick Falls, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Hoosick Falls had a population of 3,384 as of July 1, 2016. Hoosick Falls 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 Hoosick Falls is located at latitude 42.9009 and longitude -73.35 in Rensselaer County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Hoosick Falls (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rensselaer County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 446 feet.

The Village of Hoosick Falls (GNIS ID: 2390904) 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 Hoosick Falls is located within Town of Hoosick, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rensselaer County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hoosick Falls 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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Hoosick Falls, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,384
Population in Households 3,305
Population in Familes 2,500
Population in Group Qrtrs 79
Population Density1 2,118
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 1,396
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 833
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,627 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 819 (50.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 577 (35.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 231 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $127,515
Average Home Value $132,021


Median Household Income $47,096
Average Household Income $61,481
Per Capita Income $26,103
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.54% -0.36%
Households -0.43% -0.27%
Families -0.58% -0.36%
Median Household Income   -0.2%
Per Capita Income   1.08%
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.

Hoosick Falls, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hoosick Falls 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 # 456 62nd
Population Density1 # 406 66th
Diversity Index2 # 993 17th
Median Household Income # 903 25th
Per Capita Income # 793 34th

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