East Rockaway, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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East Rockaway, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of East Rockaway had a population of 9,787 as of July 1, 2016. East Rockaway ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for East Rockaway is located at latitude 40.6438 and longitude -73.6671 in Nassau County. The formal boundaries for the Village of East Rockaway (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Nassau County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Village of East Rockaway (GNIS ID: 2391655) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of East Rockaway is located within Town of Hempstead, a minor civil division (MCD) of Nassau County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with East Rockaway population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for East Rockaway: Atlantic, Near Rockaway.

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East Rockaway, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 9,787
Population in Households 9,689
Population in Familes 8,086
Population in Group Qrtrs 98
Population Density1 9,628
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 3,790
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 2,518
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,999 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,701 (67.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,089 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 209 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $481,634
Average Home Value $516,901


Median Household Income $97,855
Average Household Income $119,103
Per Capita Income $46,440
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.05% 0.13%
Households -0.15% 0.05%
Families -0.3% -0.06%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

East Rockaway, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Rockaway to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 196 84th
Population Density1 # 30 98th
Diversity Index2 # 411 66th
Median Household Income # 225 81st
Per Capita Income # 212 82nd

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