Wading River, NY 11792 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 11792: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Wading River, NY 11792

Not Acceptable, USPS
Wildwood, NY 11792
Willwood, NY 11792

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 285
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,871
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Suffolk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.945, Longitude -72.835
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Wading River, NY 11792 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,684
Daytime Population: Workers 1,621
Daytime Population: Residents 3,957
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,578
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.64
Population in Households 8,514
Population in Familes 7,497
Population in Group Qrtrs 170
Population Density2 821
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $113,328
Average Household Income $132,723
Per Capita Income $46,442


Total Housing Units 3,346 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,728 (81.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 270 ( 8.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 348 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $432,016
Average Home Value $466,633


Total Households 2,998
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 2,279
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.51% 0.52%
Households 0.43% 0.46%
Families 0.33% 0.38%
Median Household Income   1.12%
Per Capita Income   2.02%

Wading River, NY 11792 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 11792 to the other 1,745 ZIP Codes 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 # 561 68th
Population Density # 594 66th
Diversity Index # 822 53rd
Median Household Income # 111 94th
Per Capita Income # 238 86th

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