Fire Island, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fire Island, New York - Basic Facts

The Fire Island Census Designated Place had a population of 295 as of July 1, 2016. Fire Island ranks in the lower 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 Fire Island is located at latitude 40.6371 and longitude -73.2033 in Suffolk County. The formal boundaries for the Fire Island Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.22 sq. miles and a water area of 29.05 sq. miles. Suffolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Fire Island Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389085) 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 Fire Island Census Designated Place is located within Town of Islip, a minor civil division (MCD) of Suffolk County.

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


Total Population 295
Population in Households 289
Population in Familes 219
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 32
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 133
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 74
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,395 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 99 ( 2.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 ( 1.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,262 (96.1%)
Median Home Value $823,529
Average Home Value $771,939


Median Household Income $95,320
Average Household Income $125,689
Per Capita Income $58,235
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.16% 0.2%
Households 0.24% 0.15%
Families 0.0% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.39%
Per Capita Income   1.36%
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.

Fire Island, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fire Island 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 # 1133 5th
Population Density1 # 1193 0th
Diversity Index2 # 578 52nd
Median Household Income # 245 80th
Per Capita Income # 132 89th

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