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Dobbs Ferry, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Dobbs Ferry had a population of 11,316 as of July 1, 2021. Dobbs Ferry ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Dobbs Ferry is located at latitude 41.0145 and longitude -73.8726 in Westchester County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Dobbs Ferry encompass a land area of 2.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0.75 sq. miles. Westchester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 210 feet.

The Village of Dobbs Ferry 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 Dobbs Ferry is located within Town of Greenburgh, a minor civil division (MCD) of Westchester County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dobbs Ferry: Dobb's Ferry, Greenburgh, New Wales, Weecquaesgunk.

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Dobbs Ferry, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 11,316 (100%)
Population in Households 10,372 (91.7%)
Population in Families 8,654 (76.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 944 ( 8.3%)
Population Density 4,658
Diversity Index2 58
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $156,819
Average Household Income $206,105
% of Income for Mortgage4 21%
Per Capita Income $74,811
Wealth Index5 249
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 4,432 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,324 (52.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,774 (40.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 334 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $799,770
Average Home Value $909,692
Housing Affordability Index3 96
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,098
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 2,759
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.35% -0.04%
Households 0.44% -0.05%
Families 0.28% -0.13%
Median Household Income   1.7%
Per Capita Income   2.13%
Owner Occupied HU   0.6%

Dobbs Ferry, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dobbs Ferry to the other 1,195 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 172 86th
Population Density # 146 88th
Median Household Income # 84 93rd
Housing Affordability Index # 266 22nd
Per Capita Income # 99 92nd
Diversity Index # 181 85th

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