Wappingers Falls, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wappingers Falls, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Wappingers Falls had a population of 5,828 as of July 1, 2017. Wappingers Falls 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 Wappingers Falls is located at latitude 41.5982 and longitude -73.9169 in Dutchess County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Wappingers Falls (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Dutchess County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 157 feet.

The Village of Wappingers Falls (GNIS ID: 2391193) 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 Wappingers Falls is located within Town of Wappinger, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dutchess County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wappingers Falls 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 Wappingers Falls: Wappinger's Falls.

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


Total Population 5,828
Daytime Population: Workers 2,467
Daytime Population: Residents 2,713
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,180
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 5,722
Population in Familes 4,313
Population in Group Qrtrs 106
Population Density2 5,253
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $53,531
Average Household Income $64,907
Per Capita Income $26,559


Total Housing Units 2,519 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 852 (33.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,481 (58.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 186 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $227,545
Average Home Value $235,622


Total Households 2,333
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 1,364
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 0.75% 0.56%
Households 0.66% 0.52%
Families 0.42% 0.38%
Median Household Income   1.09%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

Wappingers Falls, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wappingers Falls 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 # 311 74th
Population Density # 131 89th
Diversity Index # 67 94th
Median Household Income # 744 38th
Per Capita Income # 804 33rd

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