Wanakah, NY Profile: Facts & Data

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Wanakah, New York - Basic Facts

The Wanakah Census Designated Place had a population of 3,175 as of July 1, 2019. Wanakah 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 Wanakah is located at latitude 42.7462 and longitude -78.9031 in Erie County. The formal boundaries for the Wanakah Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Erie County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 591 feet.

The Wanakah Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584299) 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 Wanakah Census Designated Place is located within Town of Hamburg, a minor civil division (MCD) of Erie County.


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Wanakah, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Wanakah, NY Housing Affordability Index is 213
State of New York Housing Affordability Index is 85
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Wanakah, NY Wealth Index is 115
State of New York Wealth Index is 109
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 3,175
Population in Households 3,170
Population in Familes 2,682
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density 2,636
Diversity Index1 12
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $73,396
Average Household Income $88,411
Per Capita Income $36,096
Wealth Index3 115

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,393 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,236 (88.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 93 ( 6.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $155,652
Housing Affordability Index2 213
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,329
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 944
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.08% -0.13%
Households 0.02% -0.06%
Families 0.03% -0.11%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

Wanakah, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wanakah to the other 1,195 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 475 60th
Population Density # 324 73rd
Diversity Index # 960 20th
Median Household Income # 468 61st
Per Capita Income # 479 60th

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