Brocton, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Brocton, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Brocton had a population of 1,547 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Brocton is located at latitude 42.3898 and longitude -79.4428 in Chautauqua County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Brocton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Chautauqua County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 735 feet.

The Village of Brocton (GNIS ID: 2391563) 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 Brocton is located within Town of Portland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Chautauqua County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Brocton 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 Brocton: Salem, Salem Cross Roads, Salem-on-Erie.

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


Total Population 1,547
Daytime Population: Workers 486
Daytime Population: Residents 993
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,479
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 1,346
Population in Familes 1,060
Population in Group Qrtrs 201
Population Density2 905
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $39,584
Average Household Income $52,329
Per Capita Income $19,203


Total Housing Units 668 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 455 (68.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 170 (25.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $97,156
Average Home Value $127,857


Total Households 625
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 402
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 0.56% -0.14%
Households 0.43% -0.19%
Families 0.35% -0.35%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   1.97%

Brocton, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brocton 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 # 697 42nd
Population Density # 738 38th
Diversity Index # 428 64th
Median Household Income # 1097 8th
Per Capita Income # 1165 3rd

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