West Babylon, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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West Babylon, New York - Basic Facts

The West Babylon Census Designated Place had a population of 42,980 as of July 1, 2017. West Babylon ranks in the upper 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 West Babylon is located at latitude 40.7109 and longitude -73.3584 in Suffolk County. The formal boundaries for the West Babylon Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.31 sq. miles. Suffolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 39 feet.

The West Babylon Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390464) 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 West Babylon Census Designated Place is located within Town of Babylon, a minor civil division (MCD) of Suffolk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Babylon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.


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West Babylon, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 42,980
Daytime Population: Workers 8,709
Daytime Population: Residents 21,222
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 29,931
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 42,375
Population in Familes 35,913
Population in Group Qrtrs 605
Population Density2 5,538
Diversity Index3 55
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $86,127
Average Household Income $102,621
Per Capita Income $34,750

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 15,155 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,403 (68.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,969 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 783 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $357,089
Average Home Value $372,811
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 14,372
Average Household Size 2.95
Family Households 10,375
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.07% 0.09%
Households -0.16% 0.02%
Families -0.26% -0.05%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   2.44%

West Babylon, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Babylon to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 23 98th
Population Density # 123 90th
Diversity Index # 187 84th
Median Household Income # 343 71st
Per Capita Income # 504 58th

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