Oceanside, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Oceanside, New York - Basic Facts

The Oceanside Census Designated Place had a population of 32,261 as of July 1, 2016. Oceanside 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 Oceanside is located at latitude 40.633 and longitude -73.6377 in Nassau County. The formal boundaries for the Oceanside Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0.47 sq. miles. Nassau County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Oceanside Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389611) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Oceanside Census Designated Place is located within Town of Hempstead, a minor civil division (MCD) of Nassau County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oceanside 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 Oceanside: Christian Hook, Ocean Side, Oceanville.

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


Total Population 32,261
Population in Households 32,115
Population in Familes 28,802
Population in Group Qrtrs 146
Population Density1 6,511
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 11,215
Average Household Size 2.86
Family Households 8,821
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,706 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,792 (83.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,423 (12.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 491 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $456,252
Average Home Value $481,482


Median Household Income $105,937
Average Household Income $129,346
Per Capita Income $45,109
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.08% 0.22%
Households -0.05% 0.13%
Families -0.15% 0.07%
Median Household Income   1.22%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
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.

Oceanside, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oceanside 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 # 37 97th
Population Density1 # 78 94th
Diversity Index2 # 359 70th
Median Household Income # 163 86th
Per Capita Income # 233 81st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.