Highland Falls, NY Profile: Facts & Data


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Highland Falls, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Highland Falls had a population of 3,987 as of July 1, 2018. Highland Falls ranks in the upper 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 Highland Falls is located at latitude 41.3646 and longitude -73.9689 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Highland Falls (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 141 feet.

The Village of Highland Falls (GNIS ID: 2390896) 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 Highland Falls is located within Town of Highlands, a minor civil division (MCD) of Orange County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Highland Falls 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 Highland Falls: Buttermilk Falls.

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


Total Population 3,987
Population in Households 3,987
Population in Familes 3,075
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 3,652
Diversity Index2 70


Median Household Income $77,465
Average Household Income $96,104
Per Capita Income $40,456


Total Housing Units 1,831 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 709 (38.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 963 (52.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 159 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $267,857
Average Home Value $312,941


Total Households 1,672
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 976
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 0.27% 0.42%
Households 0.18% 0.38%
Families -0.15% 0.22%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   3.33%

Highland Falls, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Highland Falls 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 # 408 66th
Population Density # 215 82nd
Diversity Index # 79 94th
Median Household Income # 438 63rd
Per Capita Income # 393 67th

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