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Wheatley Heights, New York - Basic Facts

The Wheatley Heights Census Designated Place had a population of 5,337 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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Wheatley Heights, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,337
Population in Households 5,288
Population in Familes 4,682
Population in Group Qrtrs 49
Population Density1 4,100
Diversity Index2 71


Total Households 1,538
Average Household Size 3.44
Family Households 1,218
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,581 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,300 (82.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 238 (15.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 ( 2.7%)
Median Home Value $433,333
Average Home Value $467,673


Median Household Income $100,498
Average Household Income $115,663
Per Capita Income $33,622
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.63% 0.49%
Households 0.62% 0.49%
Families 0.52% 0.44%
Median Household Income   1.09%
Per Capita Income   1.55%
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.

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, 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 # 334 72nd
Population Density1 # 175 85th
Diversity Index2 # 72 94th
Median Household Income # 206 83rd
Per Capita Income # 489 59th

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