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Watkins Glen, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Watkins Glen had a population of 1,876 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Watkins Glen is located at latitude 42.3806 and longitude -76.867 in Schuyler County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Watkins Glen (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0.38 sq. miles. Schuyler County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 463 feet.

The Village of Watkins Glen (GNIS ID: 2391200) 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 Watkins Glen is located within Town of Dix, a minor civil division (MCD) of Schuyler County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Watkins Glen 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 Watkins Glen: Jefferson, Salubria, Watlins.

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Watkins Glen, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,876
Population in Households 1,836
Population in Familes 1,295
Population in Group Qrtrs 40
Population Density1 1,203
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 889
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 461
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 996 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 492 (49.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 397 (39.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 107 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $105,357
Average Home Value $133,063


Median Household Income $37,228
Average Household Income $52,433
Per Capita Income $24,933
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.15% 0.21%
Households 0.29% 0.36%
Families 0.68% 0.22%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
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.

Watkins Glen, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Watkins Glen 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 # 633 47th
Population Density1 # 642 46th
Diversity Index2 # 867 27th
Median Household Income # 1129 6th
Per Capita Income # 850 29th

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