Nelliston, NY Profile: Facts & Data


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Nelliston, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Nelliston had a population of 587 as of July 1, 2020. Nelliston 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 Nelliston is located at latitude 42.9348 and longitude -74.6135 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Nelliston encompass a land area of 1.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 367 feet.

The Village of Nelliston (GNIS ID: 2391006) 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 Nelliston is located within Town of Palatine, a minor civil division (MCD) of Montgomery County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Nelliston: Fort Clyde.


Nelliston, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 587 (100%)
Population in Households 584 (99.5%)
Population in Families 471 (80.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 3 ( 0.5%)
Population Density 531
Diversity Index2 12


Median Household Income $47,357
Average Household Income $61,107
% of Income for Mortgage4 8%
Per Capita Income $23,358
Wealth Index5 56


Total HU (Housing Units) 279 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 179 (64.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 59 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $92,045
Average Home Value $116,341
Housing Affordability Index3 275


Total Households 238
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 157
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.15% -0.55%
Households -0.12% -0.51%
Families -0.12% -0.65%
Median Household Income   0.59%
Per Capita Income   0.93%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.57%


Nelliston, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nelliston to the other 1,195 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 972 19th
Population Density # 917 23rd
Median Household Income # 1033 14th
Housing Affordability Index # 1040 87th
Per Capita Income # 1078 10th
Diversity Index # 983 18th

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