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Rocky Point, New York - Basic Facts

The Rocky Point Census Designated Place had a population of 14,463 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Rocky Point is located at latitude 40.9357 and longitude -72.9364 in Suffolk County. The formal boundaries for the Rocky Point Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Suffolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 194 feet.

The Rocky Point Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389766) 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 Rocky Point Census Designated Place is located within Town of Brookhaven, a minor civil division (MCD) of Suffolk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rocky Point 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 Rocky Point: Rockypoint.

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Rocky Point, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 14,463
Population in Households 14,395
Population in Familes 12,412
Population in Group Qrtrs 68
Population Density1 1,280
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 4,979
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 3,708
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,455 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,091 (75.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 888 (16.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 476 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $313,589
Average Home Value $341,023


Median Household Income $87,455
Average Household Income $104,141
Per Capita Income $36,000
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.51% 0.43%
Households 0.52% 0.44%
Families 0.41% 0.36%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
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.

Rocky Point, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rocky Point 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 # 140 88th
Population Density1 # 609 49th
Diversity Index2 # 484 60th
Median Household Income # 300 75th
Per Capita Income # 420 65th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.