Machias, NY Profile: Facts & Data


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Machias, New York - Basic Facts

The Machias Census Designated Place had a population of 454 as of July 1, 2018. Machias ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Machias is located at latitude 42.4136 and longitude -78.4871 in Cattaraugus County. The formal boundaries for the Machias Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Cattaraugus County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,680 feet.

The Machias Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584277) 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 Machias Census Designated Place is located within Town of Machias, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cattaraugus County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Machias 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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Machias, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 454
Population in Households 413
Population in Familes 326
Population in Group Qrtrs 41
Population Density1 525
Diversity Index2 8


Median Household Income $53,352
Average Household Income $59,876
Per Capita Income $22,826


Total Housing Units 222 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 134 (60.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 (20.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 (19.4%)
Median Home Value $107,222
Average Home Value $117,857


Total Households 179
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 114
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 -0.44% -0.4%
Households -0.53% -0.57%
Families -0.31% -0.71%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   2.91%

Machias, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Machias 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 # 1050 12th
Population Density # 924 23rd
Diversity Index # 1133 6th
Median Household Income # 803 33rd
Per Capita Income # 1081 10th

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