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Babylon, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Babylon had a population of 12,039 as of July 1, 2016. Babylon 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 Babylon is located at latitude 40.6937 and longitude -73.326 in Suffolk County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Babylon (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0.34 sq. miles. Suffolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Village of Babylon (GNIS ID: 2391533) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Babylon is located within Town of Babylon, a minor civil division (MCD) of Suffolk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Babylon 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 Babylon: New Babylon, South Huntington.

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


Total Population 12,039
Population in Households 11,980
Population in Familes 10,054
Population in Group Qrtrs 59
Population Density1 4,920
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 4,535
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 3,145
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,831 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,431 (71.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,104 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 296 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $476,592
Average Home Value $554,328


Median Household Income $104,260
Average Household Income $130,400
Per Capita Income $49,276
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.17% -0.03%
Households -0.18% -0.04%
Families -0.3% -0.13%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   1.55%
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.

Babylon, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Babylon 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 # 164 86th
Population Density1 # 137 89th
Diversity Index2 # 442 63rd
Median Household Income # 177 85th
Per Capita Income # 181 85th

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