Valley Cottage, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Valley Cottage, New York - Basic Facts

The Valley Cottage Census Designated Place had a population of 9,086 as of July 1, 2016. Valley Cottage ranks in the upper 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 Valley Cottage is located at latitude 41.1155 and longitude -73.9435 in Rockland County. The formal boundaries for the Valley Cottage Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Rockland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 177 feet.

The Valley Cottage Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390424) 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 Valley Cottage Census Designated Place is located within Town of Clarkstown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rockland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Valley Cottage population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 9,086
Population in Households 8,829
Population in Familes 7,369
Population in Group Qrtrs 257
Population Density1 2,109
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 3,383
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 2,264
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,556 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,579 (72.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 804 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 173 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $437,376
Average Home Value $470,366


Median Household Income $90,001
Average Household Income $114,874
Per Capita Income $43,397
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.04% 0.25%
Households -0.16% 0.18%
Families -0.43% 0.04%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
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.

Valley Cottage, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Valley Cottage 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 # 206 83rd
Population Density1 # 409 66th
Diversity Index2 # 152 87th
Median Household Income # 278 77th
Per Capita Income # 254 79th

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