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Port Washington, New York - Basic Facts

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

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Nassau County at latitude 40.8257 and longitude -73.6982. Nassau County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 102 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Port Washington Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 4.18 sq. miles and a water area of 1.43 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Port Washington: Cow Bay, Sinsinck.

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


Total Population 16,353
Population in Households 16,147
Population in Familes 14,051
Population in Group Qrtrs 206
Population Density1 3,908
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 5,889
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 4,458
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,323 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,440 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,449 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 434 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $650,421
Average Home Value $679,966


Median Household Income $145,242
Average Household Income $179,807
Per Capita Income $64,686
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.74% 0.65%
Households 0.78% 0.69%
Families 0.68% 0.61%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   3.94%
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.


Port Washington, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Washington 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 # 115 90th
Population Density1 # 189 84th
Diversity Index2 # 182 85th
Median Household Income # 73 94th
Per Capita Income # 89 93rd

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