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The Village of Wolcott had a population of 1,617 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Wolcott is located at latitude 43.2228 and longitude -76.8121 in Wayne County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Wolcott (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Wayne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 371 feet.

The Village of Wolcott (GNIS ID: 2391223) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Wolcott is located within Town of Wolcott, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wayne County.

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

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


Total Population 1,617
Daytime Population: Workers 548
Daytime Population: Residents 896
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,444
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 1,592
Population in Familes 1,238
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density2 830
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $37,883
Average Household Income $53,200
Per Capita Income $20,509


Total Housing Units 765 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 448 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 224 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 93 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $74,788
Average Home Value $101,889


Total Households 672
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 429
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 -0.7% -0.64%
Households -0.6% -0.57%
Families 0.63% -0.76%
Median Household Income   -0.01%
Per Capita Income   1.78%

Wolcott, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wolcott 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 # 686 43rd
Population Density # 760 37th
Diversity Index # 555 54th
Median Household Income # 1125 6th
Per Capita Income # 1132 5th

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