Shokan, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shokan, New York - Basic Facts

The Shokan Census Designated Place had a population of 1,236 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Shokan: Ashocan, Ashokan, Ashokjan, Caseville, Shokaken.

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Shokan, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,236
Population in Households 1,230
Population in Familes 980
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 318
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 535
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 351
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 631 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 423 (67.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 112 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 96 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $267,784
Average Home Value $275,946


Median Household Income $57,119
Average Household Income $78,051
Per Capita Income $33,763
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.7% 0.5%
Households 0.74% 0.48%
Families 0.42% 0.4%
Median Household Income   0.97%
Per Capita Income   1.88%
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.

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, 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 # 767 36th
Population Density1 # 1067 11th
Diversity Index2 # 584 51st
Median Household Income # 607 49th
Per Capita Income # 485 60th

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