Peekskill, NY Profile: Facts & Data

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Peekskill, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Peekskill had a population of 23,820 as of July 1, 2019. Peekskill 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 Peekskill is located at latitude 41.2901 and longitude -73.9204 in Westchester County. The formal boundaries for the City of Peekskill encompass a land area of 4.37 sq. miles and a water area of 1.23 sq. miles. Westchester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 128 feet.

The City of Peekskill (GNIS ID: 979348) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Peekskill: Peekskill Landing.

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Peekskill, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Peekskill, NY Housing Affordability Index is 73
State of New York Housing Affordability Index is 85
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Peekskill, NY Wealth Index is 89
State of New York Wealth Index is 109
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 23,820
Population in Households 23,662
Population in Familes 18,075
Population in Group Qrtrs 158
Population Density 5,454
Diversity Index1 86
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $61,152
Average Household Income $89,191
Per Capita Income $33,873
Wealth Index3 89

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 9,786 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,471 (45.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,572 (46.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 743 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $328,970
Housing Affordability Index2 73
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 9,043
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 5,494
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.11% 0.02%
Households -0.02% -0.04%
Families -0.18% -0.12%
Median Household Income   3.46%
Per Capita Income   3.55%

Peekskill, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Peekskill to the other 1,195 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 69 94th
Population Density # 125 90th
Diversity Index # 12 99th
Median Household Income # 619 48th
Per Capita Income # 537 55th

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