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Central Square, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Central Square had a population of 1,948 as of July 1, 2017. Central Square ranks in the lower 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 Central Square is located at latitude 43.286 and longitude -76.1419 in Oswego County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Central Square (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Oswego County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 449 feet.

The Village of Central Square (GNIS ID: 2391595) 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 Central Square is located within Town of Hastings, a minor civil division (MCD) of Oswego County.

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

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Central Square, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,948
Daytime Population: Workers 1,756
Daytime Population: Residents 1,086
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,842
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.46
Population in Households 1,941
Population in Familes 1,418
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 1,022
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $42,817
Average Household Income $64,223
Per Capita Income $28,840


Total Housing Units 932 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 504 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 363 (38.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $144,925
Average Home Value $146,173


Total Households 868
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 477
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 0.73% 0.24%
Households 0.49% 0.14%
Families 0.12% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

Central Square, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Central Square 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 # 622 48th
Population Density # 693 42nd
Diversity Index # 1053 12th
Median Household Income # 1022 15th
Per Capita Income # 699 42nd

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