Peekskill, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Peekskill, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Peekskill had a population of 24,116 as of July 1, 2016. Peekskill 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 Peekskill is located at latitude 41.2874 and longitude -73.9236 in Westchester County. The formal boundaries for the City of Peekskill (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.37 sq. miles and a water area of 1.23 sq. miles. Westchester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 128 feet.

The City of Peekskill (GNIS ID: 979348) 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 Peekskill 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 Peekskill: Peekskill Landing.

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


Total Population 24,116
Population in Households 23,954
Population in Familes 18,351
Population in Group Qrtrs 162
Population Density1 5,522
Diversity Index2 85


Total Households 9,110
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 5,561
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,859 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,805 (48.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,305 (43.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 749 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $328,220
Average Home Value $356,988


Median Household Income $60,691
Average Household Income $83,754
Per Capita Income $31,849
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.36% 0.39%
Households 0.09% 0.23%
Families -0.07% 0.14%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
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.

Peekskill, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Peekskill 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 # 67 94th
Population Density1 # 118 90th
Diversity Index2 # 13 99th
Median Household Income # 538 55th
Per Capita Income # 528 56th

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