Westhampton Beach, NY 11978 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 11978: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978

Acceptable Alternative
W Hampton Bch, NY 11978

Not Acceptable, USPS
Quioque, NY 11978
W Hampton Beach, NY 11978
West Hampton Beach, NY 11978
West Hampton Dunes, NY 11978
Westhampton Dunes, NY 11978

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 582
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,525
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 146
  • County: Suffolk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.812, Longitude -72.645
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Westhampton Beach, NY 11978 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,396
Population in Households 3,287
Population in Familes 2,528
Population in Group Qrtrs 109
Population Density1 320
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 1,268
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 789
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,778 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 839 (22.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 429 (11.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,510 (66.4%)
Median Home Value $638,936
Average Home Value $706,019


Median Household Income $88,643
Average Household Income $124,889
Per Capita Income $47,653
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.03% 0.69%
Households 0.81% 0.58%
Families 0.71% 0.53%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
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.

Westhampton Beach, NY 11978 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 11978 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 # 870 50th
Population Density1 # 751 57th
Diversity Index2 # 276 84th
Median Household Income # 260 85th
Per Capita Income # 194 89th

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