Viola, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Viola, New York - Basic Facts

The Viola Census Designated Place had a population of 7,490 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Viola: Mechanicsville.

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


Total Population 7,490
Population in Households 7,460
Population in Familes 6,942
Population in Group Qrtrs 30
Population Density1 2,797
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 1,915
Average Household Size 3.9
Family Households 1,508
Average Family Size 5


Total Housing Units 2,057 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,279 (62.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 636 (30.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 142 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $653,086
Average Home Value $704,049


Median Household Income $103,376
Average Household Income $141,687
Per Capita Income $34,692
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.4% 1.14%
Households 0.91% 0.95%
Families 1.97% 0.96%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   1.46%
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.

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, 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 # 249 79th
Population Density1 # 301 75th
Diversity Index2 # 741 38th
Median Household Income # 182 85th
Per Capita Income # 452 62nd

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