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The Village of Wolcott had a population of 1,615 as of July 1, 2016.

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, 2016.

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


Total Population 1,615
Population in Households 1,586
Population in Familes 1,236
Population in Group Qrtrs 29
Population Density1 829
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 675
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 432
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 773 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 448 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 227 (29.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 98 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $69,432
Average Home Value $90,200


Median Household Income $36,463
Average Household Income $50,450
Per Capita Income $19,600
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.83% -0.65%
Households -0.63% -0.54%
Families 0.84% -0.66%
Median Household Income   -0.24%
Per Capita Income   0.82%
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.

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, 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 # 687 43rd
Population Density1 # 768 36th
Diversity Index2 # 554 54th
Median Household Income # 1143 5th
Per Capita Income # 1141 5th

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