Shokan, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shokan, New York - Basic Facts

The Shokan Census Designated Place had a population of 1,223 as of July 1, 2017. Shokan 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 Shokan is located at latitude 41.9809 and longitude -74.213 in Ulster County. The formal boundaries for the Shokan Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Ulster County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 709 feet.

The Shokan Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390297) 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 Shokan Census Designated Place is located within Town of Olive, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ulster County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shokan 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 Shokan: Ashocan, Ashokan, Ashokjan, Caseville, Shokaken.

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


Total Population 1,223
Daytime Population: Workers 502
Daytime Population: Residents 590
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,092
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 1,217
Population in Familes 968
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 314
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $59,073
Average Household Income $84,755
Per Capita Income $36,412


Total Housing Units 617 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 416 (67.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 110 (17.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 91 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $286,198
Average Home Value $303,297


Total Households 526
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 344
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 0.46% 0.42%
Households 0.4% 0.34%
Families 0.08% 0.23%
Median Household Income   1.54%
Per Capita Income   2.94%

Shokan, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shokan 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 # 766 36th
Population Density # 1068 11th
Diversity Index # 580 52nd
Median Household Income # 614 49th
Per Capita Income # 449 63rd

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