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Dryden, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Dryden had a population of 1,915 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Dryden is located at latitude 42.4908 and longitude -76.3014 in Tompkins County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Dryden (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Tompkins County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,089 feet.

The Village of Dryden (GNIS ID: 2391646) 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 Dryden is located within Town of Dryden, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tompkins County.

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


Total Population 1,915
Population in Households 1,908
Population in Familes 1,291
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 1,090
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 818
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 466
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 875 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 502 (57.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 316 (36.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $163,194
Average Home Value $168,924


Median Household Income $55,653
Average Household Income $72,526
Per Capita Income $29,198
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.21% 0.34%
Households 0.12% 0.32%
Families -0.27% 0.3%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   1.81%
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.

Dryden, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dryden 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 # 626 48th
Population Density1 # 675 44th
Diversity Index2 # 548 54th
Median Household Income # 639 47th
Per Capita Income # 641 46th

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