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Walden, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Walden had a population of 6,879 as of July 1, 2019. Walden 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 Walden is located at latitude 41.5612 and longitude -74.1885 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Walden encompass a land area of 1.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 374 feet.

The Village of Walden (GNIS ID: 2391190) 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 Walden is located within Town of Montgomery, a minor civil division (MCD) of Orange County.


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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Walden, NY Housing Affordability Index is 105
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

Walden, NY Wealth Index is 71
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 6,879 (100%)
Population in Households 6,852 (99.6%)
Population in Families 5,704 (82.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 27 ( 0.4%)
Population Density 3,495
Diversity Index2 64
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $61,536
Average Household Income $76,201
Per Capita Income $26,791
Wealth Index4 71

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,692 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,619 (60.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 799 (29.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 274 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $208,242
Housing Affordability Index3 105
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,418
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 1,694
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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 -0.15% -0.11%
Households -0.24% -0.17%
Families -0.39% -0.27%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   2.6%

Walden, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Walden 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 # 280 77th
Population Density # 226 81st
Diversity Index # 123 90th
Median Household Income # 609 49th
Per Capita Income # 850 29th

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