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Highland Falls, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Highland Falls had a population of 3,959 as of July 1, 2019. 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 41.3693 and longitude -73.9662 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Highland Falls 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Highland Falls: Buttermilk Falls.

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Highland Falls, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Highland Falls, NY Housing Affordability Index is 134
State of New York Housing Affordability Index is 85
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Highland Falls, NY Wealth Index is 87
State of New York Wealth Index is 109
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 3,959
Population in Households 3,959
Population in Families 3,030
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 3,620
Diversity Index1 72
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $79,660
Average Household Income $95,538
Per Capita Income $40,351
Wealth Index3 87

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,831 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 839 (45.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 825 (45.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 166 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $230,687
Housing Affordability Index2 134
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,665
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 971
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.16% 0.2%
Households 0.12% 0.11%
Families -0.19% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   2.2%

Highland Falls, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Highland Falls to the other 1,195 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 406 66th
Population Density # 216 82nd
Diversity Index # 73 94th
Median Household Income # 409 66th
Per Capita Income # 381 68th

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