New Rochelle, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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New Rochelle, New York - Basic Facts

The City of New Rochelle is the 7th largest city in New York with a population of 78,772 as of July 1, 2016. New Rochelle ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 New Rochelle is located at latitude 40.9232 and longitude -73.7793 in Westchester County. The formal boundaries for the City of New Rochelle (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.35 sq. miles and a water area of 2.88 sq. miles. Westchester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 85 feet.

The City of New Rochelle (GNIS ID: 979271) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with New Rochelle 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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New Rochelle, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 78,772
Population in Households 75,513
Population in Familes 61,141
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,259
Population Density1 7,611
Diversity Index2 75


Total Households 28,237
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 18,186
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 30,230 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,165 (46.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 14,072 (46.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,993 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $599,351
Average Home Value $626,555


Median Household Income $69,827
Average Household Income $115,746
Per Capita Income $42,688
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.35% 0.42%
Households 0.16% 0.29%
Families 0.01% 0.2%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
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.

New Rochelle, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Rochelle 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 # 7 99th
Population Density1 # 59 95th
Diversity Index2 # 55 96th
Median Household Income # 444 63rd
Per Capita Income # 270 78th

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