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Bliss, New York - Basic Facts

The Bliss Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Wyoming County at latitude 42.5801 and longitude -78.2537. Wyoming County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,745 feet.

The formal official name is the Bliss Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Bliss, New York.

The U5 Census Class Code for Bliss indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Bliss Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Bliss Census Designated Place, NY Boundary Map

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

POPULATION

Total Population 539
Population in Households 539
Population in Familes 462
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 55
Diversity Index2 7
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 211
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 154
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 255 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 179 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 32 (12.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 (17.3%)
Median Home Value $87,651
Average Home Value $103,352
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,556
Average Household Income $55,843
Per Capita Income $21,344
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.53% 0.22%
Households 0.8% 0.38%
Families 0.78% 0.26%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   2.12%
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.

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Bliss, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bliss 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 # 1005 15th
Population Density1 # 1179 1st
Diversity Index2 # 1112 7th
Median Household Income # 928 22nd
Per Capita Income # 1020 14th

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