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Monsey, New York - Basic Facts

The Monsey CDP(1) had a population of 28,070 as of July 1, 2022. Monsey ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Monsey is located at latitude 41.1112 and longitude -74.0685 in Rockland County. The formal boundaries for the Monsey Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 2.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Rockland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 545 feet.

The Monsey Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Monsey Census Designated Place is located within Town of Ramapo, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rockland County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Monsey: Kakiat, Monsey Depot.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Monsey, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 28,070 (100%)
Population in Households 27,748 (98.9%)
Population in Families 26,726 (95.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 322 ( 1.1%)
Population Density 12,244
Diversity Index2 17


Median Household Income $52,758
Average Household Income $78,677
% of Income for Mortgage4 72%
Per Capita Income $14,427
Wealth Index5 54


Total HU (Housing Units) 5,518 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,783 (32.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,389 (61.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 346 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $717,326
Average Home Value $781,941
Housing Affordability Index3 34


Total Households 5,172
Average Household Size 5.37
Family Households 4,737
Average Family Size 6.00
  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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 1.82% 0.78%
Households 1.50% 0.71%
Families   0.70%
Median Household Income   3.68%
Per Capita Income   4.56%
Owner Occupied HU   1.00%

Monsey, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Monsey to the other 1,293 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 55 96th
Population Density # 14 99th
Median Household Income # 1110 14th
Housing Affordability Index # 45 3rd
Per Capita Income # 1278 1st
Diversity Index # 1076 17th

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