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 10,406 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Haverstraw: Samsondale.

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


Total Population 10,406
Daytime Population: Workers 1,875
Daytime Population: Residents 5,114
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,989
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 10,301
Population in Familes 8,660
Population in Group Qrtrs 105
Population Density2 6,849
Diversity Index3 84


Median Household Income $84,661
Average Household Income $96,433
Per Capita Income $32,399


Total Housing Units 3,538 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,008 (56.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,392 (39.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 137 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $335,089
Average Home Value $347,509


Total Households 3,401
Average Household Size 3.03
Family Households 2,427
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.32% 0.45%
Households 0.31% 0.41%
Families -0.26% 0.28%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   2.7%

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, 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 # 187 84th
Population Density # 71 94th
Diversity Index # 18 99th
Median Household Income # 353 71st
Per Capita Income # 562 53rd

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