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Watkins Glen, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Watkins Glen had a population of 1,899 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Watkins Glen is located at latitude 42.3806 and longitude -76.867 in Schuyler County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Watkins Glen (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0.38 sq. miles. Schuyler County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 463 feet.

The Village of Watkins Glen (GNIS ID: 2391200) 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 Watkins Glen is located within Town of Dix, a minor civil division (MCD) of Schuyler County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Watkins Glen population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Watkins Glen: Jefferson, Salubria, Watlins.

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Watkins Glen, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,899
Daytime Population: Workers 2,779
Daytime Population: Residents 1,051
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,830
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.02
Population in Households 1,876
Population in Familes 1,320
Population in Group Qrtrs 23
Population Density2 1,218
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $37,596
Average Household Income $53,967
Per Capita Income $25,525


Total Housing Units 1,014 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 498 (49.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 401 (39.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 114 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $103,241
Average Home Value $129,600


Total Households 900
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 466
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 0.29% 0.4%
Households 0.42% 0.37%
Families 0.73% 0.21%
Median Household Income   0.67%
Per Capita Income   1.58%

Watkins Glen, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Watkins Glen 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 # 626 48th
Population Density # 633 47th
Diversity Index # 863 28th
Median Household Income # 1128 6th
Per Capita Income # 862 28th

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