Wheatley Heights, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wheatley Heights, New York - Basic Facts

The Wheatley Heights Census Designated Place had a population of 5,191 as of July 1, 2017. Wheatley Heights 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 Wheatley Heights is located at latitude 40.7625 and longitude -73.3704 in Suffolk County. The formal boundaries for the Wheatley Heights Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Suffolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 102 feet.

The Wheatley Heights Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390502) 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 Wheatley Heights Census Designated Place is located within Town of Babylon, a minor civil division (MCD) of Suffolk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wheatley Heights 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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Wheatley Heights, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,191
Daytime Population: Workers 883
Daytime Population: Residents 2,629
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,512
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 5,144
Population in Familes 4,550
Population in Group Qrtrs 47
Population Density2 3,988
Diversity Index3 71


Median Household Income $98,516
Average Household Income $118,883
Per Capita Income $34,342


Total Housing Units 1,537 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,260 (82.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 227 (14.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 ( 3.3%)
Median Home Value $452,738
Average Home Value $479,683


Total Households 1,487
Average Household Size 3.46
Family Households 1,176
Average Family Size 4
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.16% 0.27%
Households 0.07% 0.2%
Families -0.04% 0.14%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

Wheatley Heights, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wheatley Heights 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 # 339 72nd
Population Density # 184 85th
Diversity Index # 73 94th
Median Household Income # 251 79th
Per Capita Income # 511 57th

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