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Bliss, New York - Basic Facts

The Bliss Census Designated Place had a population of 506 as of July 1, 2016. Bliss ranks in the lower 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 Bliss is located at latitude 42.5801 and longitude -78.2537 in Wyoming County. 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. Wyoming County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,745 feet.

The Bliss Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2627975) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Bliss Census Designated Place is located within Town of Eagle, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wyoming County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bliss 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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Bliss, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 506
Population in Households 506
Population in Familes 435
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 52
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 198
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 145
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 247 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 168 (68.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 (12.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 (19.8%)
Median Home Value $78,767
Average Home Value $94,345


Median Household Income $44,714
Average Household Income $56,609
Per Capita Income $21,636
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.65% -0.56%
Households -0.48% -0.41%
Families -0.43% -0.56%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   1.53%
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.

Bliss, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bliss 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 # 1024 14th
Population Density1 # 1185 1st
Diversity Index2 # 1109 7th
Median Household Income # 963 20th
Per Capita Income # 1069 11th

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