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 458 as of July 1, 2015. 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.

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, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Valley Falls: Pittstown Station.

Village of Valley Falls, NY Boundary Map

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Valley Falls, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 458
Population in Households 458
Population in Familes 375
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 988
Diversity Index2 8
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 178
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 128
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 202 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 133 (65.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 (22.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $212,500
Average Home Value $249,254
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $73,668
Average Household Income $79,163
Per Capita Income $30,494
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.33% -0.18%
Households -0.11% 0.0%
Families 0.45% -0.16%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   2.34%
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.

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Valley Falls, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Valley Falls to the other 1,189 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 1045 12th
Population Density1 # 713 40th
Diversity Index2 # 1101 7th
Median Household Income # 437 63rd
Per Capita Income # 551 54th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.