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Suffern, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Suffern had a population of 10,972 as of July 1, 2019. Suffern 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 Suffern is located at latitude 41.1148 and longitude -74.1496 in Rockland County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Suffern encompass a land area of 2.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Rockland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 312 feet.

The Village of Suffern (GNIS ID: 2391161) 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 Suffern is located within Town of Ramapo, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rockland County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Suffern: New Antrim, Point of the Mountains, Suffrens.

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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Suffern, NY Housing Affordability Index is 95
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

Suffern, NY Wealth Index is 157
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 10,972
Population in Households 10,728
Population in Familes 8,090
Population in Group Qrtrs 244
Population Density 5,233
Diversity Index1 63
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $83,238
Average Household Income $113,037
Per Capita Income $48,256
Wealth Index3 157

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,043 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,106 (61.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,574 (31.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 363 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $330,739
Housing Affordability Index2 95
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,680
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 2,688
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 0.25% 0.52%
Households 0.34% 0.55%
Families 0.1% 0.38%
Median Household Income   3.32%
Per Capita Income   2.92%

Suffern, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Suffern 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 # 180 85th
Population Density # 130 89th
Diversity Index # 131 89th
Median Household Income # 384 68th
Per Capita Income # 240 80th

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