Port Jervis, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Port Jervis, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Port Jervis had a population of 8,961 as of July 1, 2017. 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 41.377 and longitude -74.694 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the City of Port Jervis (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Port Jervis population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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

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Port Jervis, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,961
Daytime Population: Workers 4,313
Daytime Population: Residents 5,171
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,484
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 8,879
Population in Familes 6,584
Population in Group Qrtrs 82
Population Density2 3,543
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $41,278
Average Household Income $54,859
Per Capita Income $22,332


Total Housing Units 4,038 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,604 (39.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,004 (49.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 430 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $188,988
Average Home Value $223,021


Total Households 3,608
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 2,063
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 0.21% 0.33%
Households 0.15% 0.29%
Families -0.11% 0.11%
Median Household Income   0.48%
Per Capita Income   2.27%

Port Jervis, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Jervis to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 212 82nd
Population Density # 226 81st
Diversity Index # 206 83rd
Median Household Income # 1062 11th
Per Capita Income # 1061 11th

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