Ossining, NY Profile: Facts & Data


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Ossining, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Ossining had a population of 25,995 as of July 1, 2021. Ossining 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 Ossining is located at latitude 41.1629 and longitude -73.8615 in Westchester County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Ossining encompass a land area of 3.17 sq. miles and a water area of 3.28 sq. miles. Westchester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 161 feet.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ossining: Hunters Landing, Mount Pleasant, Sing Sing.

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


Total Population 25,995 (100%)
Population in Households 24,201 (93.1%)
Population in Families 18,770 (72.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1,794 ( 6.9%)
Population Density 8,235
Diversity Index2 86


Median Household Income $75,380
Average Household Income $109,212
% of Income for Mortgage4 22%
Per Capita Income $36,048
Wealth Index5 117


Total HU (Housing Units) 9,221 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,304 (46.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,238 (46.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 679 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $402,282
Average Home Value $452,888
Housing Affordability Index3 79


Total Households 8,542
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 5,578
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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.33% -0.1%
Households 0.21% -0.19%
Families 0.03% -0.28%
Median Household Income   3.83%
Per Capita Income   3.1%
Owner Occupied HU   0.13%

Ossining, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ossining 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 # 61 95th
Population Density # 42 97th
Median Household Income # 505 58th
Housing Affordability Index # 154 13th
Per Capita Income # 542 55th
Diversity Index # 10 99th

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