Dresden, NY Profile: Facts & Data


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Dresden, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Dresden had a population of 305 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Dresden is located at latitude 42.6839 and longitude -76.957 in Yates County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Dresden (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Yates County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 509 feet.

The Village of Dresden (GNIS ID: 2391645) 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 Dresden is located within Town of Torrey, a minor civil division (MCD) of Yates County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dresden population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Dresden, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 305
Population in Households 301
Population in Familes 239
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 1,011
Diversity Index2 20


Median Household Income $54,954
Average Household Income $80,178
Per Capita Income $30,059


Total Housing Units 144 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 90 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 (20.8%)
Median Home Value $208,333
Average Home Value $290,556


Total Households 114
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 75
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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 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 -0.12% -0.26%
Households -0.11% -0.35%
Families 0.84% -0.27%
Median Household Income   4.01%
Per Capita Income   4.86%

Dresden, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dresden to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 1126 6th
Population Density # 697 42nd
Diversity Index # 675 44th
Median Household Income # 752 37th
Per Capita Income # 693 42nd

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