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Valley Falls, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Valley Falls had a population of 449 as of July 1, 2019. Valley Falls 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 Valley Falls is located at latitude 42.9034 and longitude -73.5626 in Rensselaer County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Valley Falls encompass a land area of 0.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Rensselaer County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 335 feet.

The Village of Valley Falls (GNIS ID: 2391180) 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 Valley Falls is located within Town of Pittstown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rensselaer County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Valley Falls: Pittstown Station.

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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Valley Falls, NY Housing Affordability Index is 181
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

Valley Falls, NY Wealth Index is 108
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 449 (100%)
Population in Households 449 (100.0%)
Population in Families 365 (81.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 969
Diversity Index2 9
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $68,561
Average Household Income $94,969
Per Capita Income $36,071
Wealth Index4 108

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 203 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 126 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (23.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $190,476
Housing Affordability Index3 181
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 173
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 123
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 -0.4% -0.36%
Households -0.37% -0.35%
Families -0.17% -0.33%
Median Household Income   3.93%
Per Capita Income   3.52%

Valley Falls, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Valley Falls 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 # 1055 12th
Population Density # 705 41st
Diversity Index # 1062 11th
Median Household Income # 508 58th
Per Capita Income # 480 60th

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