Westmere, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Westmere, New York - Basic Facts

The Westmere Census Designated Place had a population of 7,393 as of July 1, 2018. Westmere ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Westmere is located at latitude 42.6882 and longitude -73.8735 in Albany County. The formal boundaries for the Westmere Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Albany County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 292 feet.

The Westmere Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390496) 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 Westmere Census Designated Place is located within Town of Guilderland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Albany County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Westmere population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Westmere, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 7,393
Population in Households 7,296
Population in Familes 5,518
Population in Group Qrtrs 97
Population Density2 2,333
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $83,074
Average Household Income $103,957
Per Capita Income $45,344


Total Housing Units 3,454 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,741 (50.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,476 (42.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 237 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $225,350
Average Home Value $313,218


Total Households 3,217
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 1,857
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 0.18% 1.31%
Households 0.08% 1.35%
Families -0.15% 1.02%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   2.72%

Westmere, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Westmere to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 250 79th
Population Density # 373 69th
Diversity Index # 295 75th
Median Household Income # 388 68th
Per Capita Income # 303 75th

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