Viola, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Viola, New York - Basic Facts

The Viola Census Designated Place had a population of 7,618 as of July 1, 2017. Viola ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Viola is located at latitude 41.1315 and longitude -74.0817 in Rockland County. The formal boundaries for the Viola Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rockland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 571 feet.

The Viola Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390440) 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 Viola Census Designated Place is located within Town of Ramapo, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rockland County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Viola: Mechanicsville.

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


Total Population 7,618
Daytime Population: Workers 2,207
Daytime Population: Residents 5,022
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,229
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 7,588
Population in Familes 7,055
Population in Group Qrtrs 30
Population Density2 2,844
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $104,991
Average Household Income $145,350
Per Capita Income $35,757


Total Housing Units 2,041 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,315 (64.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 648 (31.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 79 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $703,313
Average Home Value $727,854


Total Households 1,962
Average Household Size 3.87
Family Households 1,542
Average Family Size 5
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.44% 1.09%
Households 1.12% 1.0%
Families 2.01% 0.98%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   2.21%

Viola, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Viola 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 # 247 79th
Population Density # 299 75th
Diversity Index # 745 38th
Median Household Income # 195 84th
Per Capita Income # 465 61st

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