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Scarsdale, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Scarsdale had a population of 17,636 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Scarsdale is located at latitude 40.992 and longitude -73.7806 in Westchester County. 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. Westchester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 217 feet.

The Village of Scarsdale (GNIS ID: 2391120) 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 Scarsdale is located within Town of Scarsdale, a minor civil division (MCD) of Westchester County.

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

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


Total Population 17,636
Population in Households 17,610
Population in Familes 16,648
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density1 2,648
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 5,499
Average Household Size 3.2
Family Households 4,846
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,773 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,990 (86.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 509 ( 8.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 274 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $1,118,367


Median Household Income $200,001
Average Household Income $307,840
Per Capita Income $96,033
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.43% 0.49%
Households 0.24% 0.35%
Families 0.18% 0.32%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   0.82%
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 1,196 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 # 105 91st
Population Density1 # 321 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 315 74th
Median Household Income # 9 99th
Per Capita Income # 5 100th

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