Stony Brook, NY 11790 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 11790: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Stony Brook, NY 11790

Not Acceptable, USPS
Head of the Harbor, NY 11790
Stonybrook, NY 11790

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 521
  • Single Family Addresses: 4,680
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Suffolk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.905, Longitude -73.125
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Stony Brook, NY 11790 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 22,903
Population in Households 13,754
Population in Familes 11,792
Population in Group Qrtrs 9,149
Population Density1 3,082
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 4,899
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 3,670
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,159 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,377 (84.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 522 (10.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 260 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $488,575
Average Home Value $544,094


Median Household Income $125,706
Average Household Income $156,324
Per Capita Income $35,184
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.09% 0.02%
Households -0.07% 0.03%
Families -0.17% -0.04%
Median Household Income   1.23%
Per Capita Income   1.27%
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.

Stony Brook, NY 11790 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 11790 to the other 1,741 ZIP Codes 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 # 288 84th
Population Density1 # 357 80th
Diversity Index2 # 376 78th
Median Household Income # 55 97th
Per Capita Income # 492 72nd

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