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Gordon Heights, New York - Basic Facts

The Gordon Heights Census Designated Place had a population of 3,978 as of July 1, 2016. Gordon Heights 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 Gordon Heights is located at latitude 40.8632 and longitude -72.9621 in Suffolk County. The formal boundaries for the Gordon Heights Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Suffolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 154 feet.

The Gordon Heights Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389862) 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 Gordon Heights Census Designated Place is located within Town of Brookhaven, a minor civil division (MCD) of Suffolk County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gordon Heights: Coram Hill, Jordan Heights.

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Gordon Heights, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,978
Population in Households 3,884
Population in Familes 3,185
Population in Group Qrtrs 94
Population Density1 2,334
Diversity Index2 78


Total Households 1,045
Average Household Size 3.72
Family Households 800
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,182 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 774 (65.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 271 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 137 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $270,545
Average Home Value $289,406


Median Household Income $64,800
Average Household Income $80,969
Per Capita Income $22,019
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.26% -0.16%
Households -0.38% -0.19%
Families -0.47% -0.28%
Median Household Income   3.09%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
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.

Gordon Heights, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gordon Heights 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 # 406 66th
Population Density1 # 374 69th
Diversity Index2 # 39 97th
Median Household Income # 493 59th
Per Capita Income # 1045 13th

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