Rockland County NY Information


Rockland County NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rockland 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 # 13 81st
Population Density1 # 8 89th
Diversity Index2 # 8 89th
Median Household Income # 4 95th
Per Capita Income # 6 92nd

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


Total Population 318,929
Population in Households 311,697
Population in Familes 270,633
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,232
Population Density1 1,838
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 101,269
Average Household Size 3.08
Family Households 75,210
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 106,059 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 69,427 (65.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 31,842 (30.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,790 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $448,536
Average Home Value $502,969


Median Household Income $87,142
Average Household Income $117,654
Per Capita Income $37,633
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.54% 0.75%
Households 0.48% 0.71%
Families 0.33% 0.62%
Median Household Income   2.98%
Per Capita Income   3.29%
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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