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, 2017)


Total Population 3,431
Daytime Population: Workers 4,429
Daytime Population: Residents 1,990
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,419
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.87
Population in Households 3,326
Population in Familes 2,552
Population in Group Qrtrs 105
Population Density2 295
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $93,089
Average Household Income $133,634
Per Capita Income $50,746


Total Housing Units 3,800 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 852 (22.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 426 (11.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,522 (66.4%)
Median Home Value $668,269
Average Home Value $757,600


Total Households 1,278
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 793
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 1.06% 0.76%
Households 0.79% 0.63%
Families 0.66% 0.55%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   2.26%

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

The table below compares 11978 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 # 865 50th
Population Density # 779 55th
Diversity Index # 280 84th
Median Household Income # 261 85th
Per Capita Income # 184 90th

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