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Ossining, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Ossining is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Westchester County at latitude 41.1535 and longitude -73.8706. Westchester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 161 feet.

The formal official name is the Village of Ossining, but most people and references simply refer to it as Ossining, New York.

The P1 Census Class Code for Ossining indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Village of Ossining (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.17 sq. miles and a water area of 3.28 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ossining: Hunters Landing, Mount Pleasant, Sing Sing.

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Ossining, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 25,417
Population in Households 23,560
Population in Familes 18,348
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,857
Population Density1 8,071
Diversity Index2 84


Total Households 8,468
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 5,592
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,032 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,444 (49.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,024 (44.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 564 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $436,245
Average Home Value $489,324


Median Household Income $69,340
Average Household Income $98,007
Per Capita Income $33,772
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.33% 0.57%
Households 0.35% 0.66%
Families 0.13% 0.52%
Median Household Income   3.18%
Per Capita Income   3.18%
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.


Ossining, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ossining to the other 1,189 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 62 95th
Population Density1 # 44 96th
Diversity Index2 # 14 99th
Median Household Income # 451 62nd
Per Capita Income # 456 62nd

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