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Port Jervis, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Port Jervis had a population of 8,595 as of July 1, 2020. Port Jervis 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 Port Jervis is located at latitude 41.3751 and longitude -74.6927 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the City of Port Jervis encompass a land area of 2.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.18 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 440 feet.

The City of Port Jervis (GNIS ID: 979387) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Port Jervis: Carpenter's Point, Mahackamack, Mahackemeck.


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


Total Population 8,595 (100%)
Population in Households 8,513 (99.0%)
Population in Families 6,280 (73.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 82 ( 1.0%)
Population Density 3,399
Diversity Index2 56


Median Household Income $38,226
Average Household Income $59,018
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $24,094
Wealth Index5 45


Total HU (Housing Units) 4,038 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,463 (36.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,043 (50.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 532 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $162,662
Average Home Value $220,147
Housing Affordability Index3 92


Total Households 3,506
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 1,990
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 -0.26% -0.14%
Households -0.18% -0.09%
Families -0.43% -0.26%
Median Household Income   0.3%
Per Capita Income   0.63%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.14%


Port Jervis, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Jervis 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 # 216 82nd
Population Density # 235 80th
Median Household Income # 1163 3rd
Housing Affordability Index # 197 16th
Per Capita Income # 1055 12th
Diversity Index # 189 84th

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