Bethpage, NY Profile: Facts & Data


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Bethpage, New York - Basic Facts

The Bethpage Census Designated Place had a population of 16,604 as of July 1, 2018. Bethpage ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bethpage is located at latitude 40.7495 and longitude -73.4855 in Nassau County. The formal boundaries for the Bethpage Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Nassau County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 105 feet.

The Bethpage Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389207) 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 Bethpage Census Designated Place is located within Town of Oyster Bay, a minor civil division (MCD) of Nassau County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bethpage population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bethpage: Central Park.

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Bethpage, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 16,604
Population in Households 16,572
Population in Familes 14,545
Population in Group Qrtrs 32
Population Density1 4,644
Diversity Index2 38


Median Household Income $102,859
Average Household Income $125,719
Per Capita Income $44,378


Total Housing Units 6,083 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,131 (84.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 722 (11.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 230 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $463,042
Average Home Value $486,645


Total Households 5,853
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 4,334
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.13% 0.16%
Households -0.05% 0.06%
Families -0.16% -0.01%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   2.75%

Bethpage, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bethpage to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 115 90th
Population Density # 152 87th
Diversity Index # 369 69th
Median Household Income # 243 80th
Per Capita Income # 311 74th

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