Suffern, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Suffern, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Suffern had a population of 10,907 as of July 1, 2016. Suffern ranks in the upper 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 Suffern is located at latitude 41.112 and longitude -74.1414 in Rockland County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Suffern (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Rockland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 312 feet.

The Village of Suffern (GNIS ID: 2391161) 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 Suffern is located within Town of Ramapo, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rockland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Suffern 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 Suffern: New Antrim, Point of the Mountains, Suffrens.

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Suffern, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 10,907
Population in Households 10,661
Population in Familes 8,053
Population in Group Qrtrs 246
Population Density1 5,222
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 4,578
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 2,642
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,978 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,147 (63.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,431 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 400 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $321,541
Average Home Value $338,227


Median Household Income $80,447
Average Household Income $102,761
Per Capita Income $43,846
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.27% 0.58%
Households 0.15% 0.49%
Families -0.13% 0.32%
Median Household Income   2.9%
Per Capita Income   1.96%
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.

Suffern, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Suffern 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 # 183 85th
Population Density1 # 132 89th
Diversity Index2 # 122 90th
Median Household Income # 356 70th
Per Capita Income # 246 80th

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