Nassau, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Nassau, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Nassau had a population of 1,166 as of July 1, 2017. Nassau 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 Nassau is located at latitude 42.514 and longitude -73.6107 in Rensselaer County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Nassau (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rensselaer County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 404 feet.

The Village of Nassau (GNIS ID: 2391005) 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 Nassau is located within Town of Nassau, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rensselaer County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Nassau: Union Village.

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


Total Population 1,166
Daytime Population: Workers 279
Daytime Population: Residents 545
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 824
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 1,166
Population in Familes 867
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,669
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $50,653
Average Household Income $64,722
Per Capita Income $28,420


Total Housing Units 553 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 286 (51.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 226 (40.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $157,368
Average Home Value $165,035


Total Households 512
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 299
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 0.4% 0.49%
Households 0.44% 0.46%
Families 0.28% 0.33%
Median Household Income   0.98%
Per Capita Income   2.04%

Nassau, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nassau 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 # 785 35th
Population Density # 494 59th
Diversity Index # 941 21st
Median Household Income # 851 29th
Per Capita Income # 717 40th

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