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Alfred, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Alfred had a population of 4,054 as of July 1, 2017. Alfred ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Alfred is located at latitude 42.2543 and longitude -77.7896 in Allegany County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Alfred (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Allegany County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,765 feet.

The Village of Alfred (GNIS ID: 2391508) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Alfred is located within Town of Alfred, a minor civil division (MCD) of Allegany County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Alfred population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Alfred: Alfred Center, Alfred Centre.

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


Total Population 4,054
Daytime Population: Workers 1,163
Daytime Population: Residents 2,491
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,654
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 1,803
Population in Familes 1,108
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,251
Population Density2 3,407
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $57,584
Average Household Income $74,508
Per Capita Income $18,143


Total Housing Units 601 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 273 (45.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 268 (44.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 ( 10.0%)
Median Home Value $109,906
Average Home Value $118,015


Total Households 541
Average Household Size 3.33
Family Households 250
Average Family Size 4
  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 -0.4% -0.15%
Households 0.39% -0.22%
Families 6.44% -0.32%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   1.95%

Alfred, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alfred to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 405 66th
Population Density # 239 80th
Diversity Index # 362 70th
Median Household Income # 638 47th
Per Capita Income # 1177 2nd

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