Rifton, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rifton, New York - Basic Facts

The Rifton Census Designated Place had a population of 468 as of July 1, 2017. Rifton ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rifton is located at latitude 41.8287 and longitude -74.0381 in Ulster County. 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. Ulster County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 180 feet.

The Rifton Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389751) 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 Rifton Census Designated Place is located within Town of Esopus, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ulster County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rifton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rifton: Arnoldton, Rifton Glen.

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Rifton, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 468
Daytime Population: Workers 123
Daytime Population: Residents 213
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 336
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 468
Population in Familes 385
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 398
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $74,575
Average Household Income $90,264
Per Capita Income $36,974


Total Housing Units 225 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 157 (69.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $249,468
Average Home Value $309,076


Total Households 193
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 136
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.36% 0.26%
Households 0.29% 0.21%
Families 0.2% 0.15%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   2.53%

Rifton, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rifton to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 1043 13th
Population Density # 1014 15th
Diversity Index # 525 56th
Median Household Income # 434 64th
Per Capita Income # 438 63rd

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