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Scarsdale, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Scarsdale is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Westchester County at latitude 40.992 and longitude -73.7806. Westchester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 217 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Scarsdale 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 Scarsdale (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 17,361
Population in Households 17,335
Population in Familes 16,382
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density1 2,607
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 5,487
Average Household Size 3.16
Family Households 4,837
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,727 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,983 (87.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 504 ( 8.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 240 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $957,495


Median Household Income $200,001
Average Household Income $264,821
Per Capita Income $83,715
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.27% 0.61%
Households 0.3% 0.64%
Families 0.22% 0.6%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   3.46%
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.


Scarsdale, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Scarsdale 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 # 107 91st
Population Density1 # 326 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 308 74th
Median Household Income # 2 98th
Per Capita Income # 14 99th

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