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Rotterdam, New York - Basic Facts

The Rotterdam Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Schenectady County at latitude 42.7785 and longitude -73.954. Schenectady County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 338 feet.

The formal official name is the Rotterdam Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Rotterdam, New York.

The U5 Census Class Code for Rotterdam indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

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Rotterdam, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 20,646
Population in Households 20,549
Population in Familes 16,259
Population in Group Qrtrs 97
Population Density1 2,978
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 8,867
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 5,693
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,343 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,098 (76.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,768 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 476 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $179,063
Average Home Value $188,458


Median Household Income $56,194
Average Household Income $65,430
Per Capita Income $28,160
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.01% 0.09%
Households 0.13% 0.12%
Families -0.12% -0.03%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   2.38%
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 1,189 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 77 94th
Population Density1 # 282 76th
Diversity Index2 # 651 46th
Median Household Income # 621 48th
Per Capita Income # 615 48th

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