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South Nyack, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of South Nyack had a population of 3,512 as of July 1, 2020. South Nyack ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 South Nyack is located at latitude 41.0832 and longitude -73.9201 in Rockland County. The formal boundaries for the Village of South Nyack encompass a land area of 0.61 sq. miles and a water area of 1.08 sq. miles. Rockland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 72 feet.

The Village of South Nyack (GNIS ID: 2391150) 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 South Nyack is located within Town of Orangetown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rockland County.


South Nyack, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 3,512 (100%)
Population in Households 2,857 (81.3%)
Population in Families 1,954 (55.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 655 (18.7%)
Population Density 5,819
Diversity Index2 69


Median Household Income $107,343
Average Household Income $144,289
% of Income for Mortgage4 22%
Per Capita Income $50,334
Wealth Index5 151


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,329 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 629 (47.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 596 (44.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 104 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $556,395
Average Home Value $668,005
Housing Affordability Index3 87


Total Households 1,225
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 643
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.01% 0.09%
Households 0.23% 0.13%
Families -0.05% -0.06%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
Owner Occupied HU   0.69%


South Nyack, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Nyack to the other 1,195 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 444 63rd
Population Density # 106 91st
Median Household Income # 241 80th
Housing Affordability Index # 165 14th
Per Capita Income # 232 81st
Diversity Index # 102 92nd

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