Dexter, NY Profile: Facts & Data


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Dexter, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Dexter had a population of 1,092 as of July 1, 2018. Dexter 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 Dexter is located at latitude 44.0112 and longitude -76.043 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Dexter (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 282 feet.

The Village of Dexter (GNIS ID: 2391642) 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 Dexter is located within Town of Brownville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dexter 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 Dexter: Fish Island.

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


Total Population 1,092
Population in Households 1,088
Population in Familes 887
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 1,637
Diversity Index2 12


Median Household Income $51,921
Average Household Income $65,378
Per Capita Income $25,430


Total Housing Units 500 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 354 (70.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 101 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $132,207
Average Home Value $163,031


Total Households 454
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 311
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 0.45% -0.57%
Households 0.52% -0.58%
Families 1.32% -0.72%
Median Household Income   1.51%
Per Capita Income   3.21%

Dexter, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dexter 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 # 798 33rd
Population Density # 501 58th
Diversity Index # 917 24th
Median Household Income # 841 30th
Per Capita Income # 936 22nd

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