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The 2000 Census showed that Yates County had a population of 24,621 people. This represented 0.13% of the total population of New York, making it the state's 60th most populous county (out of 62 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Yates had a population of 24,482 people. This is a decrease of 0.56% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201025,348+2.95%+3.54% since 2009
200924,482-0.56%-0.37% since 2008
200824,573-0.19%+0.15% since 2007
200724,535-0.35%+0.46% since 2006
200624,422-0.81%-0.8% since 2005
200224,505-0.47%-0.53% since 2001
200024,621The Last Census

Yates County had 12,064 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Yates County has a total area<3> of 375.8 square miles [973 km²]. Of this total, 338.2 square miles [876 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (9.99%) being water (37.52 square miles [97.2 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Yates County had a population density of 72.8 people per square mile [28.11 people/km²], making it the state's 47th most densely populated county (out of 62 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Yates County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Yates and the state of New York.

Click here for the Yates County QuickFact (QF-36123).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Yates County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Penn YanQF-36571775,0935,219-2.41%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Yates County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
OntarioQF-36069   NW105,650100,2245.41%
SchuylerQF-36097   SE18,72019,224-2.62%
SenecaQF-36099   NE34,04933,3422.12%
SteubenQF-36101   SW96,55298,726-2.2%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Yates. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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