Plainedge, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Plainedge, New York - Basic Facts

The Plainedge Census Designated Place had a population of 8,802 as of July 1, 2015. Plainedge 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 Plainedge is located at latitude 40.724 and longitude -73.477 in Nassau County. The formal boundaries for the Plainedge Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Nassau County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 66 feet.

The Plainedge Census Designated Place 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Plainedge population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Plainedge Census Designated Place, NY Boundary Map

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Plainedge, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 8,802
Population in Households 8,776
Population in Familes 7,913
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density1 6,269
Diversity Index2 33
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,868
Average Household Size 3.06
Family Households 2,317
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,974 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,601 (87.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 267 ( 9.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 106 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $385,982
Average Home Value $390,167
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $103,929
Average Household Income $120,765
Per Capita Income $39,384
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.03% 0.11%
Households -0.05% 0.1%
Families -0.11% 0.07%
Median Household Income   1.16%
Per Capita Income   2.19%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 210 82nd
Population Density1 # 84 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 404 66th
Median Household Income # 193 84th
Per Capita Income # 330 72nd

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