Black River, NY Profile: Facts & Data


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Black River, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Black River had a population of 1,451 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Black River is located at latitude 44.0095 and longitude -75.7965 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Black River (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 571 feet.

The Village of Black River (GNIS ID: 2391551) 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 Black River is located within Town of Rutland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Black River population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Black River: Lockport.

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Black River, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,451
Population in Households 1,441
Population in Familes 1,194
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density1 795
Diversity Index2 37


Median Household Income $55,790
Average Household Income $68,733
Per Capita Income $27,142


Total Housing Units 644 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 395 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 193 (30.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $172,727
Average Home Value $227,538


Total Households 588
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 415
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.9% -0.39%
Households 0.84% -0.41%
Families 1.17% -0.54%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

Black River, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Black River to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 715 40th
Population Density # 788 34th
Diversity Index # 385 68th
Median Household Income # 733 39th
Per Capita Income # 842 30th

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