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Dresden, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Dresden had a population of 283 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 283
Daytime Population: Workers 120
Daytime Population: Residents 138
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 258
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 279
Population in Familes 221
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 938
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $50,433
Average Household Income $75,519
Per Capita Income $27,642


Total Housing Units 141 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 84 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (14.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (25.5%)
Median Home Value $195,833
Average Home Value $272,619


Total Households 105
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 69
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 -1.16% -0.64%
Households -1.25% -0.77%
Families -0.2% -0.59%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   3.27%

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, 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 # 1134 5th
Population Density # 726 39th
Diversity Index # 704 41st
Median Household Income # 859 28th
Per Capita Income # 751 37th

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