Wappingers Falls, New York Population 2020

5,537
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Wappingers Falls is a city located in New York. With a 2020 population of 5,537, it is the 155th largest city in New York and the 4486th largest city in the United States. Wappingers Falls is currently declining at a rate of -0.07% annually but its population has increased by 0.27% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,522 in 2010. Wappingers Falls reached it's highest population of 5,644 in 2014. Spanning over 1 miles, Wappingers Falls has a population density of 4,940 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wappingers Falls is $77,331 with a poverty rate of 12.96%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,326 per month, and the median house value is $222,400. The median age in Wappingers Falls is 35.8 years, 32.5 years for males, and 38 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.3 males.

Wappingers Falls Demographics

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

  • White: 63.94%
  • Other race: 15.73%
  • Black or African American: 9.20%
  • Asian: 5.65%
  • Native American: 2.93%
  • Two or more races: 2.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.37%
The current population of Wappingers Falls, New York is 5,537, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,545.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,522.

Wappingers Falls, New York Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,62163.94%
Some Other Race89115.73%
Black or African American5219.20%
Asian3205.65%
American Indian and Alaska Native1662.93%
Two or More Races1232.17%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander210.37%
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Wappingers Falls Population Pyramid 2020

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Wappingers Falls Median Age

35.8


Total

32.5


Male

38


Female

Wappingers Falls Adults

There are 4,664 adults, (790 of whom are seniors) in Wappingers Falls.

Wappingers Falls Age Dependency

46.2

Age Dependency Ratio

20.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Wappingers Falls Sex Ratio

Female

2,991

52.82%

Male

2,672

47.18%

Wappingers Falls Households and Families

Wappingers Falls Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wappingers Falls Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married50.8%49.2%
Male43.3%56.7%
All35.4%64.6%
Non Family25.5%74.5%
Female7.9%92.1%

35.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,0982.6535.4
Married9593.3250.8
Non Family6741.5125.5
Female3312.947.9
Male1342.7843.3

3.13

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

7.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Wappingers Falls Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2576.45%
9th to 12th Grade3979.96%
High School Graduate1,39134.90%
Some College75218.87%
Associates Degree3969.93%
Bachelors Degree49312.37%
Graduate Degree3007.53%
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Wappingers Falls Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,4422,212572
Hispanic83856524
Other Race535367
Black39529156
Asian281234141
Multiple Races8787
Native American62
Islander2113

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 50.18%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,378$38,429$31,172
Less Than High School$23,698$23,733$
High School Grad$23,509$24,028$21,893
Some College$37,813$39,167$36,850
Bachelors Degree$39,709$68,810$35,795
Graduate Degree$63,417$$61,484

$33,378

Average Earnings

$38,429

Average Male

$31,172

Average Female

Wappingers Falls Language

Wappingers Falls Language by Age

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Wappingers Falls Language

67.61% of Wappingers Falls residents speak only English, while 32.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 23.41% of the population.

Wappingers Falls Poverty

Wappingers Falls Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,48129720.05%
Other89125128.17%
White3,2852497.58%
Asian32012438.75%
Black510448.63%
Multiple1232318.70%

12.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.35%

Male Poverty Rate

17.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wappingers Falls

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wappingers Falls is Asian, with 38.75% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wappingers Falls is White, with 7.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.40%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.84%.

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Name Poverty
High School22.44%
Less Than High School18.54%
Bachelors or Greater6.68%
Some College4.53%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed24.86%
Female Employed10.10%
Male Employed9.44%

Wappingers Falls Income

Wappingers Falls Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$59,167$77,331
Families$63,474$78,707
Married Families$82,077-
Non Families$40,100$71,518
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Wappingers Falls Marital Status

Wappingers Falls Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.6%

Male Marriage Rate

43.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Wappingers Falls Married by Age and Sex

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Wappingers Falls Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Wappingers Falls Marital Status by Race

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Wappingers Falls Veterans

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209

Number of Veterans

209

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam67
Korea48
Second Gulf War29
First Gulf War25
World War II
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Age Group Veterans
75+88
55 to 6446
18 to 3429
35 to 5425
65 to 7421
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1805.94%
Black297.34%

Wappingers Falls Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

52.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wappingers Falls Employment Status

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67%

Labor Force Participation

62.4%

Employment Rate

6.9%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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70.42%

Born in New York

80.36%

Native Born

19.64%

Foreign Born

8.99%

Non Citizen

10.65%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

80.36% of Wappingers Falls residents were born in the United States, with 70.42% having been born in New York. 8.99% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20205,537-4-0.07%
20195,541-4-0.07%
20185,545-16-0.29%
20175,561-4-0.07%
20165,565-38-0.68%
20155,603-41-0.73%
20145,644150.27%
20135,629841.51%
20125,545-21-0.38%
20115,566-19-0.34%
20105,5856561.26%
20004,9293240.68%
19904,605-505-1.04%
19805,110-497-0.92%
19705,6071,1602.34%
19604,4479572.45%
19503,490630.18%
19403,427910.27%
19303,3361010.31%
19203,235400.12%
19103,195-309-0.92%
19003,504-214-0.59%
18903,7180.00%