West Glens Falls, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The West Glens Falls Census Designated Place had a population of 7,121 as of July 1, 2016. West Glens Falls ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Glens Falls is located at latitude 43.302 and longitude -73.688 in Warren County. The formal boundaries for the West Glens Falls Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Warren County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 384 feet.

The West Glens Falls Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390473) 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 West Glens Falls Census Designated Place is located within Town of Queensbury, a minor civil division (MCD) of Warren County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Glens Falls 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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West Glens Falls, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,121
Population in Households 7,002
Population in Familes 5,700
Population in Group Qrtrs 119
Population Density1 1,520
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 2,731
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 1,912
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,922 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,255 (77.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 476 (16.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 191 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $160,135
Average Home Value $184,320


Median Household Income $54,304
Average Household Income $72,641
Per Capita Income $28,362
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.05% -0.02%
Households 0.01% -0.04%
Families -0.07% -0.12%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
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.

West Glens Falls, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Glens Falls 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 # 259 78th
Population Density1 # 540 55th
Diversity Index2 # 948 21st
Median Household Income # 676 44th
Per Capita Income # 676 44th

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