Rotterdam, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rotterdam, New York - Basic Facts

The Rotterdam Census Designated Place had a population of 20,820 as of July 1, 2016. Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam is located at latitude 42.7785 and longitude -73.954 in Schenectady County. The formal boundaries for the Rotterdam Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Schenectady County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 338 feet.

The Rotterdam Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389786) 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 Rotterdam Census Designated Place is located within Town of Rotterdam, a minor civil division (MCD) of Schenectady County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rotterdam 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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Rotterdam, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 20,820
Population in Households 20,723
Population in Familes 16,413
Population in Group Qrtrs 97
Population Density1 3,008
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 8,802
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 5,642
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,319 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,997 (75.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,804 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 517 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $162,865
Average Home Value $174,286


Median Household Income $57,230
Average Household Income $69,098
Per Capita Income $29,365
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.13% 0.14%
Households -0.03% 0.02%
Families -0.23% -0.1%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   1.38%
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.

Rotterdam, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rotterdam 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 # 78 94th
Population Density1 # 278 77th
Diversity Index2 # 641 46th
Median Household Income # 605 49th
Per Capita Income # 632 47th

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