Ossining, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ossining, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Ossining had a population of 26,507 as of July 1, 2016. Ossining 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 Ossining is located at latitude 41.1535 and longitude -73.8706 in Westchester County. 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. Westchester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 161 feet.

The Village of Ossining (GNIS ID: 2391041) 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 Ossining is located within Town of Ossining, a minor civil division (MCD) of Westchester County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ossining population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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

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


Total Population 26,507
Population in Households 24,658
Population in Familes 19,232
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,849
Population Density1 8,367
Diversity Index2 85


Total Households 8,759
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 5,773
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,361 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,538 (48.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,221 (45.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 602 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $421,185
Average Home Value $454,423


Median Household Income $74,132
Average Household Income $101,637
Per Capita Income $34,096
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.9% 0.75%
Households 0.78% 0.71%
Families 0.6% 0.59%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
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 1,196 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 # 60 95th
Population Density1 # 42 97th
Diversity Index2 # 12 99th
Median Household Income # 413 66th
Per Capita Income # 470 61st

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