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West Nyack, New York - Basic Facts

The West Nyack Census Designated Place had a population of 3,571 as of July 1, 2020. West Nyack 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 West Nyack is located at latitude 41.0965 and longitude -73.9729 in Rockland County. The formal boundaries for the West Nyack Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 2.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Rockland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 75 feet.

The West Nyack Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390484) 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 West Nyack Census Designated Place is located within Town of Clarkstown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rockland County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Nyack: Clarkestown, Clarksville, Mont Moor, Nyack Turnpike.


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


Total Population 3,571 (100%)
Population in Households 3,552 (99.5%)
Population in Families 3,157 (88.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 19 ( 0.5%)
Population Density 1,220
Diversity Index2 47


Median Household Income $141,225
Average Household Income $167,678
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $57,855
Wealth Index5 259


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,271 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,078 (84.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 150 (11.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $532,759
Average Home Value $588,636
Housing Affordability Index3 139


Total Households 1,228
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 964
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 0.37% 0.26%
Households 0.57% 0.36%
Families 0.62% 0.29%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   2.41%
Owner Occupied HU   0.4%


West Nyack, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West 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 # 434 64th
Population Density # 625 48th
Median Household Income # 107 91st
Housing Affordability Index # 493 41st
Per Capita Income # 161 87th
Diversity Index # 282 77th

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