East Islip, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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East Islip, New York - Basic Facts

The East Islip Census Designated Place had a population of 14,555 as of July 1, 2016. East Islip 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 East Islip is located at latitude 40.7277 and longitude -73.1866 in Suffolk County. The formal boundaries for the East Islip Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Suffolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The East Islip Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389436) 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 East Islip Census Designated Place is located within Town of Islip, a minor civil division (MCD) of Suffolk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with East Islip 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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East Islip, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 14,555
Population in Households 14,383
Population in Familes 12,948
Population in Group Qrtrs 172
Population Density1 3,671
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 4,836
Average Household Size 2.97
Family Households 3,834
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,029 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,108 (81.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 728 (14.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 193 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $419,982
Average Home Value $484,670


Median Household Income $105,887
Average Household Income $126,880
Per Capita Income $42,531
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.09% 0.16%
Households 0.11% 0.16%
Families 0.05% 0.11%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   1.41%
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.

East Islip, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Islip 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 # 138 89th
Population Density1 # 215 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 535 55th
Median Household Income # 164 86th
Per Capita Income # 273 77th

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