Fishers Island, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fishers Island, New York - Basic Facts

The Fishers Island Census Designated Place had a population of 186 as of July 1, 2016. Fishers Island ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Fishers Island is located at latitude 41.2736 and longitude -71.969 in Suffolk County. The formal boundaries for the Fishers Island Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. Suffolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The Fishers Island Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389087) 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 Fishers Island Census Designated Place is located within Town of Southold, a minor civil division (MCD) of Suffolk County.

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


Total Population 186
Population in Households 186
Population in Familes 135
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 46
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 95
Average Household Size 1.96
Family Households 50
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 471 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 44 ( 9.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 51 (10.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 376 (79.8%)
Median Home Value $743,056
Average Home Value $870,000


Median Household Income $108,405
Average Household Income $150,119
Per Capita Income $76,733
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.09% 0.11%
Households 0.17% 0.21%
Families 0.99% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
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.

Fishers Island, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fishers 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 # 1174 2nd
Population Density1 # 1187 1st
Diversity Index2 # 955 20th
Median Household Income # 150 88th
Per Capita Income # 52 96th

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