Valley Cottage, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Valley Cottage, New York - Basic Facts

The Valley Cottage Census Designated Place had a population of 8,985 as of July 1, 2018. Valley Cottage 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 Valley Cottage is located at latitude 41.1155 and longitude -73.9435 in Rockland County. The formal boundaries for the Valley Cottage Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Rockland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 177 feet.

The Valley Cottage Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390424) 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 Valley Cottage Census Designated Place is located within Town of Clarkstown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rockland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Valley Cottage population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Valley Cottage, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 8,985
Population in Households 8,730
Population in Familes 7,312
Population in Group Qrtrs 255
Population Density2 2,085
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $99,642
Average Household Income $129,769
Per Capita Income $49,411


Total Housing Units 3,555 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,589 (72.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 789 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 176 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $454,705
Average Home Value $495,471


Total Households 3,379
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 2,255
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 -0.16% 0.07%
Households -0.14% 0.03%
Families -0.38% -0.08%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   2.79%

Valley Cottage, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Valley Cottage to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 208 83rd
Population Density # 410 66th
Diversity Index # 159 87th
Median Household Income # 273 77th
Per Capita Income # 229 81st

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