Merritt Park CDP, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Merritt Park CDP, New York - Basic Facts

The Merritt Park Census Designated Place had a population of 1,612 as of July 1, 2017. Merritt Park CDP ranks in the upper 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 Merritt Park CDP is located at latitude 41.5385 and longitude -73.8724 in Dutchess County. The formal boundaries for the Merritt Park Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The Merritt Park Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584278) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Merritt Park Census Designated Place is located within Town of Fishkill, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dutchess County.

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


Total Population 1,612
Daytime Population: Workers 51
Daytime Population: Residents 846
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 897
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.56
Population in Households 1,604
Population in Familes 1,334
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 3,631
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $96,141
Average Household Income $120,367
Per Capita Income $48,296


Total Housing Units 678 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 500 (73.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 96 (14.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 81 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $350,758
Average Home Value $362,400


Total Households 597
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 409
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 3.5% 1.56%
Households 3.72% 1.43%
Families 1.32% 1.29%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   2.9%

Merritt Park CDP, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Merritt Park CDP 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 # 689 42nd
Population Density # 219 82nd
Diversity Index # 121 90th
Median Household Income # 269 78th
Per Capita Income # 215 82nd

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