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Plainedge, New York - Basic Facts

Plainedge is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Plainedge Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Nassau County at latitude 40.7173 and longitude -73.4837. Nassau County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 66 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Plainedge Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 1.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Plainedge, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 8,788
Population in Households 8,762
Population in Familes 7,886
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density1 6,259
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 2,865
Average Household Size 3.06
Family Households 2,311
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,956 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,600 (88.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 265 ( 9.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 91 ( 3.1%)
Median Home Value $358,871
Average Home Value $362,923


Median Household Income $98,119
Average Household Income $117,522
Per Capita Income $38,348
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.08% 0.09%
Households -0.08% 0.08%
Families -0.19% 0.01%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   2.57%
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.


Plainedge, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Plainedge to the other 1,189 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 211 82nd
Population Density1 # 82 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 407 66th
Median Household Income # 220 82nd
Per Capita Income # 348 71st

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