Richmond County NY Information


Richmond County NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Richmond County to the other 62 counties and county equivalents in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 10 85th
Population Density1 # 5 94th
Diversity Index2 # 6 92nd
Median Household Income # 6 92nd
Per Capita Income # 10 85th

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Richmond County NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 471,955
Population in Households 465,017
Population in Familes 397,595
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,938
Population Density1 8,086
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 167,175
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 118,919
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 178,248 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 105,331 (59.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 61,844 (34.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,073 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $482,759
Average Home Value $536,725


Median Household Income $76,291
Average Household Income $94,228
Per Capita Income $33,549
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.16% 0.27%
Households 0.23% 0.27%
Families 0.07% 0.17%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   2.61%
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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