Poestenkill, NY 12140 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 12140: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Poestenkill, NY 12140

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 32
  • Single Family Addresses: 572
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Rensselaer County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.695, Longitude -73.579
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Poestenkill, NY 12140 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,774
Daytime Population: Workers 401
Daytime Population: Residents 764
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,165
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 1,771
Population in Familes 1,525
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 256
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $84,446
Average Household Income $94,978
Per Capita Income $36,303


Total Housing Units 719 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 570 (79.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 107 (14.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $231,429
Average Home Value $241,140


Total Households 677
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 511
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.14% 0.17%
Households 0.12% 0.18%
Families 0.0% 0.12%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

Poestenkill, NY 12140 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 12140 to the other 1,745 ZIP Codes in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 1118 36th
Population Density # 809 54th
Diversity Index # 1521 13th
Median Household Income # 336 81st
Per Capita Income # 518 70th

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