Seward, New York Population 2024

1,622

Seward is a city located in Montgomery County, Otsego County, and Schoharie County New York. Seward has a 2024 population of 1,622. Seward is currently growing at a rate of 0.43% annually and its population has increased by 2.08% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,589 in 2020.

The average household income in Seward is $82,388 with a poverty rate of 21.23%. The median age in Seward is 42.9 years: 44.7 years for males, and 39.5 years for females.

Seward Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Seward was:

  • White: 93.73%
  • Two or more races: 5.67%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.22%
  • Asian: 0.17%
  • Native American: 0.11%
  • Other race: 0.11%
  • Black or African American: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
36.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
44.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.08% (33)
The current population of Seward, New York is 1,622 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,589.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,70493.73%
Two or more races1035.67%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander40.22%
Asian30.17%
Native American20.11%
Other race20.11%
Black or African American00%

White

Two or more races

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Asian

Native American

Other race

Black or African American

Seward Population by Race

Seward Population Pyramid 2024

Seward Median Age

42.9

Total

44.7

Male

39.5

Female

Seward Adults

There are 1,359 adults, (322 of whom are seniors) in Seward.

Seward Age Dependency

75.3

Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Seward Sex Ratio

Female94952.2%
Male86947.8%

Seward Population by Age

Seward Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6532.7888.111.9
Married3672.9589.410.6
Non Family1822.0490.19.9
Female803.6988.811.3
Male242.835050

2.93

Average Family Size

2.78

Average Household Size

88.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Seward Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade735.93%
Associates Degree17814.45%
Bachelors Degree15412.5%
Graduate Degree1229.9%
High School Graduate44436.04%
Less Than 9th Grade514.14%
Some College21017.05%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Seward Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Seward Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,1351,023265
2+ Races56567
Hispanic53414
Asian330
Native American220

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 23.35%.

Seward Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$57,917$74,167$54,750
Graduate Degree$68,750$103,125$68,125
High School Graduate$39,917$41,375$31,518
Less Than 9th Grade$2,499$81,875$0
Overall$41,797$47,083$39,107
Some College$36,576$37,321$35,417

$41,797

Average Earnings

$47,083

Average Male

$39,107

Average Female

Seward Earnings by Educational Attainment

Seward Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Seward Language

89.05% of Seward residents speak only English, while 10.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 7.7% of the population.

Seward Language

Seward Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,57229718.89%
Multiple1036563.11%
Hispanic7068.57%
Islander44100%
Other22100%

21.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.13%

Male Poverty Rate

23.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Seward

The race most likely to be in poverty in Seward is Islander, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Seward is Hispanic, with 8.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.5%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.98%.

Seward Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade54.84%
High School15.54%
Bachelors or Greater5.07%
Some College1.55%

Seward Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed66.67%
Female Employed23.23%
Male Unemployed10.17%
Male Employed2.69%

Seward Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Seward Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$83,661$88,538
Households$71,318$82,388
Married Families$91,875$-999,999,999
Non Families$34,167$55,297

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Seward Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

59.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.5%

Male Marriage Rate

56.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Seward Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Seward Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Seward Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Seward Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

89

Number of Veterans

80

Male Veterans

9

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam55
Second Gulf War13
First Gulf War11
Korea0
World War II0

Seward Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7445
35 to 5417
55 to 6410
75+10
18 to 347

Seward Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White876.71%
2+ Races23.57%

Seward Veterans by Race

Seward Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.87%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Seward Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.8%

Labor Force Participation

57.1%

Employment Rate

7.5%

Unemployment Rate

Seward Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Seward Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Seward Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

84.32%

Born in Seward

98.4%

Native Born

1.6%

Foreign Born

0.83%

Non Citizen

0.77%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.4% of Seward residents were born in the United States, with 84.32% having been born in New York. 0.83% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Seward Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,65770.42%
20281,65070.43%
20271,64370.43%
20261,63670.43%
20251,62970.43%
20241,62270.43%
20231,61570.44%
20221,60870.44%
20211,601120.76%
20201,589-82-4.91%
20191,671-11-0.65%
20181,682-1-0.06%
20171,683-3-0.18%
20161,68600%
20151,686-16-0.94%
20141,702-16-0.93%
20131,718-8-0.46%
20121,726-12-0.69%
20111,73820.12%
20101,73600%

Seward Population by Year