West Point, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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West Point, New York - Basic Facts

The West Point Census Designated Place had a population of 6,674 as of July 1, 2017. West Point ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for 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 West Point is located at latitude 41.3607 and longitude -74.0198 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the West Point Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 19.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.9 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 157 feet.

The West Point Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390488) has a M2 Census Class Code which indicates a military or other defense installation entirely within a census designated place. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The West Point Census Designated Place is located within Town of Highlands, a minor civil division (MCD) of Orange County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Point 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 West Point: Westpoint.

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West Point, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,674
Daytime Population: Workers 9,431
Daytime Population: Residents 1,550
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,981
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.65
Population in Households 2,505
Population in Familes 2,476
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,169
Population Density2 338
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $109,013
Average Household Income $127,782
Per Capita Income $22,810


Total Housing Units 859 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3 ( 0.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 637 (74.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 219 (25.5%)
Median Home Value $0
Average Home Value $0


Total Households 640
Average Household Size 3.91
Family Households 624
Average Family Size 4
  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 -0.18% 0.18%
Households 0.24% 0.37%
Families 0.22% 0.35%
Median Household Income   3.44%
Per Capita Income   1.66%

West Point, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Point 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 # 286 76th
Population Density # 1050 12th
Diversity Index # 205 83rd
Median Household Income # 166 86th
Per Capita Income # 1029 14th

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