Taconic Shores, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Taconic Shores, New York - Basic Facts

The Taconic Shores Census Designated Place had a population of 497 as of July 1, 2017. Taconic Shores ranks in the lower 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 Taconic Shores is located at latitude 42.1161 and longitude -73.5552 in Columbia County. The formal boundaries for the Taconic Shores Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0.19 sq. miles. Columbia County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 545 feet.

The Taconic Shores Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2761351) 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 ""

The Taconic Shores Census Designated Place is located within Town of Copake, a minor civil division (MCD) of Columbia County.

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

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


Total Population 497
Daytime Population: Workers 39
Daytime Population: Residents 277
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 316
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.64
Population in Households 488
Population in Familes 387
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 598
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $61,607
Average Household Income $84,364
Per Capita Income $36,209


Total Housing Units 357 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 184 (51.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 41 (11.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 132 (37.0%)
Median Home Value $191,456
Average Home Value $218,169


Total Households 225
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 149
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 1.38% 0.99%
Households 1.36% 0.87%
Families 2.8% 0.79%
Median Household Income   1.04%
Per Capita Income   2.21%

Taconic Shores, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Taconic Shores 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 # 1026 14th
Population Density # 883 26th
Diversity Index # 965 20th
Median Household Income # 566 53rd
Per Capita Income # 455 62nd

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