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Rifton, New York - Basic Facts

The Rifton Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Ulster County at latitude 41.8287 and longitude -74.0381. Ulster County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 180 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Rifton 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 Rifton Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rifton: Arnoldton, Rifton Glen.

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


Total Population 487
Population in Households 487
Population in Familes 401
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 414
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 203
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 143
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 238 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 166 (69.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 37 (15.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $221,000
Average Home Value $235,823


Median Household Income $63,933
Average Household Income $82,220
Per Capita Income $33,639
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.56% 0.89%
Households 1.7% 0.97%
Families 1.54% 0.83%
Median Household Income   3.02%
Per Capita Income   2.43%
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.


Rifton, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rifton 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 # 1032 13th
Population Density1 # 998 16th
Diversity Index2 # 519 56th
Median Household Income # 498 58th
Per Capita Income # 460 61st

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