West Haverstraw, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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West Haverstraw, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of West Haverstraw had a population of 10,445 as of July 1, 2016. West Haverstraw 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 West Haverstraw is located at latitude 41.2071 and longitude -73.9883 in Rockland County. The formal boundaries for the Village of West Haverstraw (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Rockland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 108 feet.

The Village of West Haverstraw (GNIS ID: 2391210) 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 West Haverstraw is located within Town of Haverstraw, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rockland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Haverstraw 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 West Haverstraw: Samsondale.

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


Total Population 10,445
Population in Households 10,338
Population in Familes 8,709
Population in Group Qrtrs 107
Population Density1 6,874
Diversity Index2 84


Total Households 3,387
Average Household Size 3.05
Family Households 2,421
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 3,549 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,995 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,391 (39.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 162 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $329,678
Average Home Value $341,278


Median Household Income $81,483
Average Household Income $92,304
Per Capita Income $30,759
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.44% 0.66%
Households 0.3% 0.55%
Families -0.34% 0.45%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   1.5%
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.

West Haverstraw, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Haverstraw 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 # 185 85th
Population Density1 # 70 94th
Diversity Index2 # 17 99th
Median Household Income # 346 71st
Per Capita Income # 577 52nd

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