West Sand Lake, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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West Sand Lake, New York - Basic Facts

The West Sand Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 2,724 as of July 1, 2016. West Sand Lake 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 West Sand Lake is located at latitude 42.638 and longitude -73.5944 in Rensselaer County. The formal boundaries for the West Sand Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Rensselaer County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 525 feet.

The West Sand Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390489) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The West Sand Lake Census Designated Place is located within Town of Sand Lake, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rensselaer County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Sand Lake 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 West Sand Lake: Ulinesville, West Sandlake.

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West Sand Lake, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,724
Population in Households 2,723
Population in Familes 2,320
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 579
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 1,063
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 787
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,107 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 841 (76.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 221 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $217,857
Average Home Value $240,089


Median Household Income $81,572
Average Household Income $100,902
Per Capita Income $39,042
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.38% 0.29%
Households 0.6% 0.43%
Families 0.41% 0.38%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   2.16%
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.

West Sand Lake, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Sand Lake 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 # 516 57th
Population Density1 # 898 25th
Diversity Index2 # 968 19th
Median Household Income # 345 71st
Per Capita Income # 345 71st

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