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Sound Beach, New York - Basic Facts

The Sound Beach Census Designated Place had a population of 7,750 as of July 1, 2016. Sound Beach ranks in the upper 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 Sound Beach is located at latitude 40.9579 and longitude -72.9725 in Suffolk County. The formal boundaries for the Sound Beach Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Suffolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 177 feet.

The Sound Beach Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390313) 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 Sound Beach Census Designated Place is located within Town of Brookhaven, a minor civil division (MCD) of Suffolk County.

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


Total Population 7,750
Population in Households 7,716
Population in Familes 6,502
Population in Group Qrtrs 34
Population Density1 4,735
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 2,788
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 1,990
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,013 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,224 (73.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 564 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 225 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $313,384
Average Home Value $356,036


Median Household Income $85,336
Average Household Income $102,403
Per Capita Income $36,978
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.29% 0.31%
Households 0.34% 0.31%
Families 0.22% 0.23%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
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.

Sound Beach, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sound Beach 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 # 243 80th
Population Density1 # 146 88th
Diversity Index2 # 528 56th
Median Household Income # 318 73rd
Per Capita Income # 396 67th

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