Dix Hills, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dix Hills, New York - Basic Facts

The Dix Hills Census Designated Place had a population of 27,555 as of July 1, 2016. Dix Hills ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Dix Hills is located at latitude 40.8035 and longitude -73.337 in Suffolk County. The formal boundaries for the Dix Hills Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Suffolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 203 feet.

The Dix Hills Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389409) 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 Dix Hills Census Designated Place is located within Town of Huntington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Suffolk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dix Hills population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 27,555
Population in Households 27,226
Population in Familes 25,556
Population in Group Qrtrs 329
Population Density1 1,729
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 8,544
Average Household Size 3.19
Family Households 7,459
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,764 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,883 (89.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 661 ( 7.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 220 ( 2.5%)
Median Home Value $782,227
Average Home Value $803,400


Median Household Income $151,113
Average Household Income $204,334
Per Capita Income $63,736
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.39% 0.34%
Households 0.43% 0.36%
Families 0.36% 0.32%
Median Household Income   0.7%
Per Capita Income   1.26%
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.

Dix Hills, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dix Hills 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 # 53 96th
Population Density1 # 477 60th
Diversity Index2 # 241 80th
Median Household Income # 49 96th
Per Capita Income # 99 92nd

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