Glens Falls, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Glens Falls, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Glens Falls had a population of 15,243 as of July 1, 2018. Glens Falls ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Glens Falls is located at latitude 43.3112 and longitude -73.6453 in Warren County. The formal boundaries for the City of Glens Falls (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Warren County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 341 feet.

The City of Glens Falls (GNIS ID: 979004) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Glens Falls: Che-pon-tuc, Four Corners, Glenn's Falls, Glen's Falls, Glenville, Ka-yan-do-ros-sa, Wing's Falls.

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Glens Falls, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 15,243
Population in Households 15,074
Population in Familes 10,650
Population in Group Qrtrs 169
Population Density2 3,959
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $46,233
Average Household Income $64,297
Per Capita Income $28,811


Total Housing Units 7,443 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,340 (44.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,426 (46.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 677 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $163,550
Average Home Value $177,762


Total Households 6,766
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 3,594
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 0.44% 0.45%
Households 0.4% 0.41%
Families 0.23% 0.3%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   2.94%

Glens Falls, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Glens Falls 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 # 127 89th
Population Density # 183 85th
Diversity Index # 686 43rd
Median Household Income # 994 17th
Per Capita Income # 758 37th

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