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Port Chester, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Port Chester had a population of 31,807 as of July 1, 2022. Port Chester 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 Port Chester is located at latitude 41.0018 and longitude -73.6657 in Westchester County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Port Chester encompass a land area of 2.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Westchester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 43 feet.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Port Chester: Portchester, Saw Log Swamp, Saw Pit, Saw Pitts, Sawpits.

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Port Chester, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 31,807 (100%)
Population in Households 31,519 (99.1%)
Population in Families 24,498 (77.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 288 ( 0.9%)
Population Density 13,662
Diversity Index2 83


Median Household Income $83,873
Average Household Income $118,056
% of Income for Mortgage4 32%
Per Capita Income $39,505
Wealth Index5 101


Total HU (Housing Units) 11,183 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,509 (40.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,177 (55.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 498 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $513,710
Average Home Value $555,971
Housing Affordability Index3 60


Total Households 10,685
Average Household Size 2.95
Family Households 7,119
Average Family Size 3.00
  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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 0.16% -0.02%
Households 0.36% -0.01%
Families   -0.06%
Median Household Income   4.14%
Per Capita Income   4.51%
Owner Occupied HU   0.36%

Port Chester, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Chester to the other 1,293 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 42 97th
Population Density # 13 99th
Median Household Income # 524 60th
Housing Affordability Index # 89 7th
Per Capita Income # 671 48th
Diversity Index # 43 97th

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