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The Village of Seneca Falls had a population of 6,404 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Seneca Falls is located at latitude 42.9101 and longitude -76.7981 in Seneca County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Seneca Falls (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles. Seneca County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 449 feet.

The Village of Seneca Falls (GNIS ID: 2746310) 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 "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Seneca Falls is located within Town of Seneca Falls, a minor civil division (MCD) of Seneca County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Seneca Falls 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 Seneca Falls: Shaseounse.

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Seneca Falls, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,404
Population in Households 6,336
Population in Familes 4,738
Population in Group Qrtrs 68
Population Density1 1,325
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 2,826
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 1,686
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,131 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,731 (55.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,095 (35.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 305 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $91,900
Average Home Value $114,465


Median Household Income $45,188
Average Household Income $58,391
Per Capita Income $25,719
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.54% -0.51%
Households -0.31% -0.36%
Families -0.36% -0.47%
Median Household Income   2.58%
Per Capita Income   1.96%
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.

Seneca Falls, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Seneca Falls 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 # 296 75th
Population Density1 # 600 50th
Diversity Index2 # 718 40th
Median Household Income # 949 21st
Per Capita Income # 807 33rd

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