Nelsonville, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Nelsonville, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Nelsonville had a population of 607 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Nelsonville is located at latitude 41.4295 and longitude -73.9499 in Putnam County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Nelsonville (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Putnam County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 187 feet.

The Village of Nelsonville (GNIS ID: 2391007) 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 Nelsonville is located within Town of Philipstown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Putnam County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Nelsonville 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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Nelsonville, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 607
Daytime Population: Workers 162
Daytime Population: Residents 296
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 458
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 599
Population in Familes 498
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 587
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $86,738
Average Household Income $111,516
Per Capita Income $43,040


Total Housing Units 260 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 158 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 74 (28.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $436,585
Average Home Value $508,386


Total Households 232
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 156
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 -0.47% -0.33%
Households -0.52% -0.35%
Families -0.69% -0.39%
Median Household Income   3.29%
Per Capita Income   3.45%

Nelsonville, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nelsonville 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 # 961 20th
Population Density # 889 26th
Diversity Index # 439 63rd
Median Household Income # 335 72nd
Per Capita Income # 304 75th

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