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The Caroga Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 517 as of July 1, 2017. Caroga Lake 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 Caroga Lake is located at latitude 43.134 and longitude -74.4814 in Fulton County. The formal boundaries for the Caroga Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.87 sq. miles. Fulton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,480 feet.

The Caroga Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2631638) 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 Caroga Lake Census Designated Place is located within Town of Caroga, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fulton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Caroga Lake 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 Caroga Lake: Garoga Lake, Pine Lake.

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Caroga Lake, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 517
Daytime Population: Workers 40
Daytime Population: Residents 293
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 333
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.64
Population in Households 517
Population in Familes 391
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 207
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $46,867
Average Household Income $66,653
Per Capita Income $28,545


Total Housing Units 899 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 206 (22.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 ( 2.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 667 (74.2%)
Median Home Value $136,875
Average Home Value $166,707


Total Households 232
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 145
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 -0.03% -0.19%
Households -0.24% -0.17%
Families 0.58% -0.42%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   2.25%

Caroga Lake, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Caroga Lake 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 # 1015 15th
Population Density # 1127 6th
Diversity Index # 1195 0th
Median Household Income # 938 22nd
Per Capita Income # 710 41st

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