Long Island Demographic Information

Nassau and Suffolk counties are among the most demographically diverse regions in New York State, and in the entire nation.  Wide ranges in income and housing, as well as education and age demographics contribute to the diversity of the region.

 

 

 

The charts below feature demographic information for Nassau County, Suffolk County and New York State, demonstrating population statistics, ethnic and racial composition, housing and income figures, education rates and geographic information.

 

             Population Stats New York Suffolk Nassau
Population, 2000 18,976,457 1,419,369 1,334,544
Population, 2010 19,378,102  1,493,350 1,339,532
Population Percent Change 2.1%  5.2% 0.4%
Under 5 Years, 2010 6.0%  5.8% 5.5%
Under 18 Years, 2010 22.3% 24.0% 23.3%
65 Years and Over, 2010 13.5% 13.5% 15.3%
Female 51.6%  50.8% 51.6%

 

Ethnic/Racial Composition, 2010 New York Suffolk Nassau
White Persons, Percent 65.7%  80.8% 73.0%
Black Persons 15.9%  7.4% 11.1%
American Indian Persons 0.6% 0.4% 0.2%
Pacific Islanders 0.0%  0.0% 0.0% 
Hispanic, Latino Origin 17.6% 16.5% 14.6%
Asian Persons 7.3% 3.4% 7.6%
Persons Reporting Two of More Races 3.0% 2.4% 2.4%

 

Housing/Income  New York Suffolk Nassau
Living in Same House Over 1 year, 2005-2009 88.3% 91.7% 92.5%
Housing Units, 2010 8,108,103  569,985 468,346
Homeownership Rate, 2005-2009 83.1% 82.9% 55.7% 
Housing Units in Multi-Unit Structures, 2005-2009 20.5% 13.7% 50.5%
Households, 2005-2009 435,764 478,858 7,137,013
Median Value of Owner-Occupied Housing Units, 2005-2009 $490,300 $430,000 $300,600
Persons Per Household, 2005-2009 3.05 3.09 2.64
Per Capita Money Income in Past 12 Months (2009 dollars) 2005-2009 $40,515 $35,062 $30,634
Median Household Income, 2009 $92,221 $82,984 $54,554
Persons Below Poverty Level, percent, 2009 5.5% 5.7% 14.2% 

 

Education New York Suffolk Nassau
High School Graduates, Age 25+, 2005-2009 84.2% 89.3% 89.8%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher, Age 25+, 2005-2009 40.3% 31.5% 31.8% 
Veterans, 2005-2009 74,993 99,342 1,064,754 
Foreign Born Persons, 2005-2009 19.7% 13.1% 21.3%
Language Other than English Spoken at Home, Age 5+, 2005-2009 25.5% 18.4% 28.5% 

 

Geography New York Suffolk Nassau
Land Area, Square Miles 47,126.40  912.05 284.72
Persons Per Square Mile, 2010 411.2  1,637.4 4,704.8

 

Additional Resources for Long Island:

Long Island - Get Information about Long Island, NY.

Nassau County - Get information about Nassau County.

Suffolk County - Get information about Suffolk County.

New York City - Get information about New York City.

Brooklyn - Get information about Brooklyn, NY.

Queens - Get information about Queens, NY.

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