New Rochelle, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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New Rochelle, New York - Basic Facts

The City of New Rochelle is the 7th largest city in New York with a population of 79,693 as of July 1, 2017. New Rochelle 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 New Rochelle is located at latitude 40.9232 and longitude -73.7793 in Westchester County. The formal boundaries for the City of New Rochelle (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.35 sq. miles and a water area of 2.88 sq. miles. Westchester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 85 feet.

The City of New Rochelle (GNIS ID: 979271) 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 New Rochelle population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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New Rochelle, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 79,693
Daytime Population: Workers 27,133
Daytime Population: Residents 41,031
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 68,164
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 76,507
Population in Familes 61,881
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,186
Population Density2 7,700
Diversity Index3 76


Median Household Income $74,275
Average Household Income $120,693
Per Capita Income $44,639


Total Housing Units 30,470 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,458 (47.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 14,253 (46.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,759 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $607,351
Average Home Value $641,434


Total Households 28,711
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 18,463
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 0.46% 0.45%
Households 0.37% 0.38%
Families 0.21% 0.29%
Median Household Income   2.71%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

New Rochelle, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Rochelle 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 # 7 99th
Population Density # 54 96th
Diversity Index # 54 96th
Median Household Income # 437 64th
Per Capita Income # 267 78th

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