Shelter Island Heights, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shelter Island Heights, New York - Basic Facts

The Shelter Island Heights Census Designated Place had a population of 1,050 as of July 1, 2016. Shelter Island Heights 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 Shelter Island Heights is located at latitude 41.0668 and longitude -72.369 in Suffolk County. The formal boundaries for the Shelter Island Heights Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0.28 sq. miles. Suffolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 56 feet.

The Shelter Island Heights Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390289) 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 Shelter Island Heights Census Designated Place is located within Town of Shelter Island, a minor civil division (MCD) of Suffolk County.

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


Total Population 1,050
Population in Households 1,050
Population in Familes 780
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 196
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 527
Average Household Size 1.99
Family Households 306
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,583 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 420 (26.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 107 ( 6.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,056 (66.7%)
Median Home Value $862,637
Average Home Value $880,536


Median Household Income $82,338
Average Household Income $120,356
Per Capita Income $60,461
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.03% 0.06%
Households 0.06% 0.11%
Families -0.05% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
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.

Shelter Island Heights, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shelter Island 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 # 818 32nd
Population Density1 # 1139 5th
Diversity Index2 # 605 50th
Median Household Income # 340 72nd
Per Capita Income # 116 90th

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