Rotterdam, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Rotterdam, New York - Basic Facts

The Rotterdam Census Designated Place had a population of 20,675 as of July 1, 2015. 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 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.

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, 2015.

Rotterdam Census Designated Place, NY Boundary Map

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Rotterdam, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 20,675
Population in Households 20,577
Population in Familes 16,343
Population in Group Qrtrs 98
Population Density1 2,982
Diversity Index2 19
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 8,865
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 5,717
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 9,387 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,079 (75.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,786 (19.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 522 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $166,386
Average Home Value $172,415
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $57,843
Average Household Income $67,472
Per Capita Income $28,990
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.02% 0.09%
Households 0.1% 0.1%
Families -0.02% 0.03%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   2.33%
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.

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Rotterdam, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rotterdam to the other 1,189 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 279 77th
Diversity Index2 # 636 46th
Median Household Income # 621 48th
Per Capita Income # 605 49th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.