Valley Falls, NY 12185 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 12185: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Valley Falls, NY 12185

Not Acceptable, USPS
West Valley Falls, NY 12185

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 40
  • Single Family Addresses: 666
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Rensselaer County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.887, Longitude -73.545
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Valley Falls, NY 12185 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,868
Daytime Population: Workers 112
Daytime Population: Residents 922
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,034
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.55
Population in Households 1,868
Population in Familes 1,559
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 86
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $63,713
Average Household Income $81,438
Per Capita Income $30,692


Total Housing Units 773 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 566 (73.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 138 (17.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 69 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $197,273
Average Home Value $221,599


Total Households 704
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 512
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 -0.03% 0.11%
Households 0.0% 0.09%
Families -0.16% 0.04%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   2.88%

Valley Falls, NY 12185 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 12185 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 # 1094 37th
Population Density # 1116 36th
Diversity Index # 1471 16th
Median Household Income # 623 64th
Per Capita Income # 799 54th

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