Elwood, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Elwood, New York - Basic Facts

The Elwood Census Designated Place had a population of 11,281 as of July 1, 2016. Elwood 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 Elwood is located at latitude 40.8462 and longitude -73.3389 in Suffolk County. The formal boundaries for the Elwood Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Suffolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 184 feet.

The Elwood Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389039) 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 Elwood Census Designated Place is located within Town of Huntington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Suffolk County.

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


Total Population 11,281
Population in Households 11,180
Population in Familes 10,212
Population in Group Qrtrs 101
Population Density1 2,360
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 3,550
Average Household Size 3.15
Family Households 2,989
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,650 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,245 (88.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 305 ( 8.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 100 ( 2.7%)
Median Home Value $534,668
Average Home Value $575,586


Median Household Income $104,687
Average Household Income $138,351
Per Capita Income $43,821
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.15% 0.2%
Households 0.17% 0.21%
Families 0.09% 0.16%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   1.32%
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.

Elwood, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elwood 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 # 174 86th
Population Density1 # 370 69th
Diversity Index2 # 247 79th
Median Household Income # 173 86th
Per Capita Income # 248 79th

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