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Port Washington, New York - Basic Facts

The Port Washington Census Designated Place had a population of 16,682 as of July 1, 2016. Port Washington ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Port Washington is located at latitude 40.8275 and longitude -73.68 in Nassau County. The formal boundaries for the Port Washington Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.18 sq. miles and a water area of 1.43 sq. miles. Nassau County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 102 feet.

The Port Washington Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389700) 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 Port Washington Census Designated Place is located within Town of North Hempstead, a minor civil division (MCD) of Nassau County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Port Washington 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 Port Washington: Cow Bay, Sinsinck.

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


Total Population 16,682
Population in Households 16,480
Population in Familes 14,365
Population in Group Qrtrs 202
Population Density1 3,986
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 5,974
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 4,522
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,500 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,518 (69.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,456 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 526 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $821,271
Average Home Value $836,994


Median Household Income $126,046
Average Household Income $188,015
Per Capita Income $67,478
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.83% 0.68%
Households 0.76% 0.64%
Families 0.69% 0.59%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   1.42%
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 1,196 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 # 113 91st
Population Density1 # 182 85th
Diversity Index2 # 182 85th
Median Household Income # 92 92nd
Per Capita Income # 83 93rd

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