Watkins Glen, NY 14891 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 14891: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Watkins Glen, NY 14891

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 300
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,954
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 67
  • County: Schuyler County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.373, Longitude -76.913
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Watkins Glen, NY 14891 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,240
Population in Households 4,148
Population in Familes 3,183
Population in Group Qrtrs 92
Population Density1 82
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 1,872
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 1,132
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,136 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,273 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 599 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 264 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $109,519
Average Home Value $136,135


Median Household Income $45,965
Average Household Income $60,022
Per Capita Income $26,779
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.06% 0.15%
Households 0.21% 0.27%
Families 0.04% 0.14%
Median Household Income   2.2%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
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.

Watkins Glen, NY 14891 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 14891 to the other 1,741 ZIP Codes 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 # 798 54th
Population Density1 # 1132 35th
Diversity Index2 # 1189 32nd
Median Household Income # 1345 23rd
Per Capita Income # 1025 41st

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