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New Square, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of New Square had a population of 8,121 as of July 1, 2017. New Square ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 New Square is located at latitude 41.141 and longitude -74.0294 in Rockland County. The formal boundaries for the Village of New Square (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rockland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 489 feet.

The Village of New Square (GNIS ID: 2391013) 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 New Square is located within Town of Ramapo, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rockland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with New Square population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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New Square, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,121
Population in Households 7,956
Population in Familes 7,779
Population in Group Qrtrs 165
Population Density1 22,044
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 1,440
Average Household Size 5.53
Family Households 1,357
Average Family Size 6


Total Housing Units 1,463 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 255 (17.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,184 (80.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 ( 1.6%)
Median Home Value $385,455
Average Home Value $424,707


Median Household Income $28,099
Average Household Income $48,832
Per Capita Income $9,580
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.71% 1.32%
Households 1.68% 1.3%
Families 1.56% 1.26%
Median Household Income   -0.27%
Per Capita Income   1.88%
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.

New Square, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Square to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 231 81st
Population Density1 # 4 100th
Diversity Index2 # 903 24th
Median Household Income # 1190 1st
Per Capita Income # 1193 0th

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