Tappan, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Tappan, New York - Basic Facts

The Tappan Census Designated Place had a population of 6,906 as of July 1, 2017. Tappan ranks in the upper 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 Tappan is located at latitude 41.0255 and longitude -73.9514 in Rockland County. The formal boundaries for the Tappan Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Rockland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 43 feet.

The Tappan Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390377) 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 Tappan Census Designated Place is located within Town of Orangetown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rockland County.

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


Total Population 6,906
Daytime Population: Workers 1,633
Daytime Population: Residents 3,371
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,004
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 6,887
Population in Familes 6,212
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density2 2,492
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $117,554
Average Household Income $150,978
Per Capita Income $51,681


Total Housing Units 2,386 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,175 (91.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 185 ( 7.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 ( 1.1%)
Median Home Value $512,617
Average Home Value $532,966


Total Households 2,360
Average Household Size 2.92
Family Households 1,883
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 0.6% 0.67%
Households 0.61% 0.64%
Families 0.47% 0.55%
Median Household Income   1.22%
Per Capita Income   1.95%

Tappan, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tappan 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 # 275 77th
Population Density # 342 71st
Diversity Index # 215 82nd
Median Household Income # 126 90th
Per Capita Income # 180 85th

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