Suffolk County, NY Demographic Data

Suffolk County, NY Summary

Suffolk County is located in New York
  • Population: 1,499,273
  • Area: 2,373.13 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 912.05 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 1,461.08 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 631.76 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 55.77 ft
  • Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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Suffolk County, NY Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
761,992
51%
50.8
Male
739,595
49%
49.2
Total Population
1,501,590
 
321,419,000

Suffolk County, NY Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
80,492
5.4% 
6.2
5 to 9 Years
86,824
5.8% 
6.4
10 to 14 Years
98,797
6.6% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
102,310
6.8% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
100,945
6.7% 
7.0
25 to 34 Years
171,545
11.4% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
183,875
12.2% 
12.7
45 to 54 Years
239,866
16.0% 
13.4
55 to 59 Years
106,968
7.1% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
95,529
6.4% 
6.0
65 to 74 Years
133,042
8.9% 
8.6
75 to 84 Years
68,947
4.6% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
32,447
2.2% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
1,172,300
78.1%
77.1
Female
601,559
51.3%
51.4
Male
570,740
48.7%
48.6
21 Years and over
1,111,960
74.1%
72.9
62 Years and over
287,996
19.2%
18.3
65 Years and over
234,436
15.6%
14.9
Female
132,781
56.6%
55.9
Male
101,655
43.4%
44.1
Median Age (years)
41
NR
NR

Suffolk County, NY Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
1,461,970
97.4% 
96.9
White
1,211,540
80.7% 
73.1
Black or African American
116,194
7.7% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
2,489
0.2% 
0.8
Asian
62,769
4.2% 
5.4
Asian Indian
19,346
1.3% 
1.2
Chinese
16,247
1.1% 
1.3
Filipino
5,466
0.4% 
0.9
Japanese
658
0.0% 
0.2
Korean
6,719
0.4% 
0.5
Vietnamese
1,612
0.1% 
0.5
Other Asian
12,721
0.8% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
276
0.0% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
NR
NR 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
NR
NR 
0.0
Samoan
NR
NR 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
NR
NR 
0.1
Some Other Race
68,703
4.6% 
4.8
Two or More Races
39,618
2.6% 
3.1
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
279,863
18.6% 
17.6
Mexican
16,747
1.1% 
11.1
Puerto Rican
64,474
4.3% 
1.7
Cuban
5,249
0.3% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
193,393
12.9% 
4.1
Not Hispanic or Latino
1,221,720
81.4% 
82.4

Suffolk County, NY Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
48,479
4.7% 
5.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
56,283
5.5% 
7.3
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
291,757
28.3% 
27.6
Some college, no degree
188,806
18.3% 
20.7
Associate's Degree
90,681
8.8% 
8.2
Bachelor's Degree
195,968
19.0% 
19.0
Graduate or professional degree
160,245
15.5% 
11.6
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
104,762
10.2%
12.8
High School Graduate or Higher
927,457
89.9%
87.1
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
356,213
34.5%
30.6

Suffolk County, NY Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
420,996
34.1%
33.5%
Now Married
607,104
49.1%
47.5
Divorced
108,023
8.7%
11.0%
Separated
21,205
1.7%
2.1
Widowed
78,146
6.3
5.8%

Suffolk County, NY Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
1,090,370
76.7%
78.5%
Languages other than english
330,729
23.3%
21.5%
Spanish
210,292
14.8%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
79,958
5.6%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
33,347
2.3%
3.5%
Other Languages
7,132
0.5%
1.0%

Suffolk County, NY Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
17,786
0.0%
0.0
$10,000 to $14,999
11,469
0.0%
0.0
$15,000 to $24,999
31,888
0.0%
0.0
$25,000 to $34,999
29,212
0.0%
0.0
$35,000 to $49,999
43,052
0.0%
0.0
$50,000 to $74,999
69,951
0.0%
0.0
$75,000 to $99,999
65,903
0.0%
0.0
$100,000 to $149,000
95,415
0.0%
0.0
$150,000 to $199,999
56,384
0.0%
0.0
$200,000 or more
60,736
0.0%
0.0
Median household income
88,340
 
55,775
Per capita income
38,599
 
29,979

Suffolk County, NY Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
3,156
0.4%
1.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
57,078
7.7%
9.8
Construction
57,239
7.7%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
195,702
26.3%
22.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
52,865
7.1%
6.5
Information
21,485
2.9%
2.1
Manufacturing
51,280
6.9%
10.3
Other services except public administration
33,634
4.5%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
87,288
11.7%
11.3
Public administration
34,582
4.6%
4.6
Retail trade
84,752
11.4%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
42,317
5.7%
5.1
Wholesale trade
23,337
3.1%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
72,332
9.7%
9.0%
Management, professional, and related occupations
287,530
38.6%
37.1%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
67,390
9.0%
12.3%
Sales and office occupations
188,538
25.3%
23.6%
Service occupations
128,925
17.3%
18.0%

Suffolk County, NY Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
732,594
 
 
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
581,863
79.4%
76.6
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
59,152
8.1%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
49,567
6.8%
5.2
Walked
10,896
1.5%
2.8
Other means
8,419
1.1%
1.8
Worked at home
22,697
3.1%
4.6
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
32.0
 
26.0

Suffolk County, NY Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
26,314
5.5%
8.9
1 vehicles
137,113
28.5%
33.5
2 vehicles
185,087
38.4%
37.2
3 or more
133,282
27.7%
20.3

Suffolk County, NY Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
481,796
84.4%
87.7
Owner Occupied
383,815
79.7%
63.0
Renter Occupied
97,981
20.3%
37.0
Vacant Housing Units
88,905
15.6%
12.3
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
1
NR
NR
Rental Vacancy Rate
6
NR
NR
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0

Suffolk County, NY Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
570,701
1 room
10,223
1.8%
2.3
2 rooms
11,299
2.0%
2.5
3 rooms
32,342
5.7%
9.0
4 rooms
56,827
10.0%
16.6
5 rooms
86,537
15.2%
20.0
6 rooms
106,266
18.6%
17.9
7 rooms
94,528
16.6%
12.1
8 rooms
82,324
14.4%
8.5
9 rooms or more
90,355
15.8%
11.1
Median Rooms
6
 

Suffolk County, NY Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
570,701
 
 
1-unit, detached
450,612
79.0%
61.4
1-unit, attached
24,194
4.2%
5.8
2-units
24,250
4.2%
3.7
3 or 4 units
13,133
2.3%
4.5
5 to 9 units
20,128
3.5%
4.8
10 to 19 units
12,059
2.1%
4.6
20 or more units
20,760
3.6%
8.8
Mobile home
5,515
1.0%
6.3
Boat, RV, van, etc.
50
0.0%
0.1

Suffolk County, NY Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
57,697
10.1%
13.0%
1940 to 1949
29,417
5.2%
5.1%
1950 to 1959
104,499
18.3%
10.5%
1960 to 1969
117,759
20.6%
10.8%
1970 to 1979
103,139
18.1%
15.5%
1980 to 1989
57,763
10.1%
13.6%
1990 to 1999
46,812
8.2%
14.0%
2000 to 2009
48,821
8.6%
14.5%
2010 to 2013
3,378
0.6%
2.5%
2014 or later
1,416
0.2%
0.5%

Suffolk County, NY Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
183,903
38.2%
48.2
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
10,529
2.2%
4.7
Electricity
34,699
7.2%
38.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
246,349
51.1%
5.1
Coal or coke
399
0.1%
0.1
Wood
3,212
0.7%
2.0
Solar energy
389
0.1%
0.1
Other fuel
1,405
0.3%
0.5
No fuel used
911
0.2%
1.2

Suffolk County, NY Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
264,224
 
47140700.0
Less than $500
395
0.1%
1.5%
$500 to $999
5,142
1.9%
20.5%
$1,000 to 1,499
15,756
6.0%
29.2%
$1,500 to 1,999
35,989
13.6%
20.3%
$2,000 to $2,499
53,852
20.4%
11.8%
$2,500 to $2,999
59,576
22.5%
6.8%
$3,000 or more
93,514
35.4%
9.9%
Mortgage Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
68,362
26.0%
43.6%
20.0% to 24.9%
42,259
16.0%
15.9%
25.0% to 29.9%
34,529
13.1%
10.9%
30.0% to 34.9%
24,417
9.3%
7.3%
35.0% or more
93,738
35.6%
22.3%
Not Computed
919
NR
NR

Suffolk County, NY Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
91,491 
 
41,410,200 
$3,000 or more
1,839
2.0%
1.5%
$2,500 to $2,999
3,559
3.9%
1.7%
Less than $500
5,492
6.0%
11.0%
$500 to $999
10,669
11.7%
42.7%
$2,000 to $2,499
14,854
16.2%
4.1%
$1,000 to $1,499
25,665
28.1%
27.9%
$1,500 to $1,999
29,413
32.1%
11.0%
No Cash Rent
6,490
NR
2,291,570
Median (Dollars)
1,567
NR
959
Rent Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
6,493
7.3%
12.6%
15.0% to 19.9%
7,285
8.2%
12.5%
20.0% to 24.9%
8,778
9.8%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
9,552
10.7%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
8,273
9.3%
9.2%
35.0% or more
48,940
54.8%
41.4%
Not Computed
8,660
NR
NR

Suffolk County, NY Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
383,815
 
74,506,500
Less then $50,000
4,566
1.2%
7.5%
$50,000 to $99,999
5,530
1.4%
7.5%
$100,000 to $149,000
7,333
1.9%
15.0%
$150,000 to $199,000
13,716
3.6%
14.8%
$200,000 to $299,999
71,444
18.6%
18.8%
$300,000 to $499,999
182,522
47.6%
17.3%
$500,000 to $999,999
83,528
21.8%
9.7%
$1,000,000 or more
15,176
4.0%
2.7%
Median (Dollars)
381,700
 
194,500
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