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Port Chester, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Port Chester had a population of 30,191 as of July 1, 2016. Port Chester 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 Port Chester is located at latitude 41.0047 and longitude -73.6672 in Westchester County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Port Chester (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Westchester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 43 feet.

The Village of Port Chester (GNIS ID: 2391075) 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 Port Chester is located within Town of Rye, a minor civil division (MCD) of Westchester County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Port Chester 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 Port Chester: Portchester, Saw Log Swamp, Saw Pit, Saw Pitts, Sawpits.

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


Total Population 30,191
Population in Households 29,728
Population in Familes 23,308
Population in Group Qrtrs 463
Population Density1 12,955
Diversity Index2 82


Total Households 9,397
Average Household Size 3.16
Family Households 6,424
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 10,487 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,871 (36.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,526 (52.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,090 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $457,216
Average Home Value $476,647


Median Household Income $56,192
Average Household Income $79,431
Per Capita Income $25,209
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.66% 0.67%
Households 0.27% 0.47%
Families 0.19% 0.41%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   1.29%
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.

Port Chester, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Chester 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 # 43 96th
Population Density1 # 13 99th
Diversity Index2 # 21 98th
Median Household Income # 625 48th
Per Capita Income # 837 30th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.