South Hill, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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South Hill, New York - Basic Facts

The South Hill Census Designated Place had a population of 6,808 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for South Hill is located at latitude 42.4107 and longitude -76.4921 in Tompkins County. The formal boundaries for the South Hill Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Tompkins County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 778 feet.

The South Hill Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390318) 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.

The South Hill Census Designated Place is located within Town of Ithaca, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tompkins County.

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


Total Population 6,808
Population in Households 2,868
Population in Familes 1,755
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,940
Population Density1 1,155
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 1,120
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 549
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,167 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 602 (51.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 519 (44.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $194,915
Average Home Value $214,410


Median Household Income $52,483
Average Household Income $73,932
Per Capita Income $22,064
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.32% 0.31%
Households 0.63% 0.72%
Families 0.78% 0.86%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   1.27%
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.

South Hill, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Hill 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 # 277 77th
Population Density1 # 656 45th
Diversity Index2 # 362 70th
Median Household Income # 743 38th
Per Capita Income # 1041 13th

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