Peekskill, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Peekskill, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Peekskill had a population of 24,372 as of July 1, 2017. 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 41.2874 and longitude -73.9236 in Westchester County. The formal boundaries for the City of Peekskill (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Peekskill population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Peekskill: Peekskill Landing.

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


Total Population 24,372
Daytime Population: Workers 7,531
Daytime Population: Residents 12,036
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 19,567
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 24,214
Population in Familes 18,508
Population in Group Qrtrs 158
Population Density2 5,580
Diversity Index3 86


Median Household Income $64,055
Average Household Income $87,582
Per Capita Income $33,353


Total Housing Units 9,921 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,890 (49.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,335 (43.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 696 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $335,311
Average Home Value $365,905


Total Households 9,225
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 5,615
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 0.45% 0.42%
Households 0.25% 0.3%
Families 0.07% 0.21%
Median Household Income   3.59%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

Peekskill, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Peekskill 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 # 67 94th
Population Density # 120 90th
Diversity Index # 12 99th
Median Household Income # 539 55th
Per Capita Income # 530 56th

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