Valley Falls, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Valley Falls, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Valley Falls had a population of 462 as of July 1, 2016. Valley 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 Valley Falls is located at latitude 42.9006 and longitude -73.5625 in Rensselaer County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Valley Falls (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Rensselaer County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 335 feet.

The Village of Valley Falls (GNIS ID: 2391180) 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 Valley Falls is located within Town of Pittstown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rensselaer County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Valley Falls 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 Valley Falls: Pittstown Station.

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Valley Falls, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 462
Population in Households 462
Population in Familes 377
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 997
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 180
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 129
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 203 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 134 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 46 (22.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $165,385
Average Home Value $177,985


Median Household Income $73,034
Average Household Income $79,414
Per Capita Income $30,503
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.14% -0.09%
Households 0.09% 0.0%
Families 0.51% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   1.95%
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.

Valley Falls, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Valley 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 # 1050 12th
Population Density1 # 711 41st
Diversity Index2 # 1114 7th
Median Household Income # 420 65th
Per Capita Income # 588 51st

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