Walden, NY Profile: Facts & Data


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Walden, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Walden had a population of 6,873 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018)


Total Population 6,873
Population in Households 6,845
Population in Familes 5,729
Population in Group Qrtrs 28
Population Density2 3,492
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $68,084
Average Household Income $86,700
Per Capita Income $30,517


Total Housing Units 2,698 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,458 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 951 (35.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 289 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $247,553
Average Home Value $303,515


Total Households 2,409
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 1,689
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.18% 0.06%
Households -0.32% -0.02%
Families -0.48% -0.13%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   3.21%

Walden, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Walden 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 # 280 77th
Population Density # 227 81st
Diversity Index # 124 90th
Median Household Income # 522 56th
Per Capita Income # 676 44th

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