Downsville, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Downsville, New York - Basic Facts

The Downsville Census Designated Place had a population of 639 as of July 1, 2017. Downsville 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 Downsville is located at latitude 42.0814 and longitude -74.9968 in Delaware County. The formal boundaries for the Downsville Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Delaware County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,125 feet.

The Downsville Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628045) 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 Downsville Census Designated Place is located within Town of Colchester, a minor civil division (MCD) of Delaware County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Downsville 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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Downsville, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 639
Daytime Population: Workers 241
Daytime Population: Residents 327
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 568
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 637
Population in Familes 491
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 162
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $42,401
Average Household Income $55,409
Per Capita Income $25,297


Total Housing Units 377 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 221 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 67 (17.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 89 (23.6%)
Median Home Value $148,438
Average Home Value $170,023


Total Households 288
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 178
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 0.48% -0.16%
Households 0.69% 0.0%
Families 0.88% -0.11%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

Downsville, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Downsville 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 # 944 21st
Population Density # 1155 4th
Diversity Index # 1079 11th
Median Household Income # 1027 14th
Per Capita Income # 873 27th

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