North Wantagh, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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North Wantagh, New York - Basic Facts

The North Wantagh Census Designated Place had a population of 12,241 as of July 1, 2017. North Wantagh 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 North Wantagh is located at latitude 40.6939 and longitude -73.5164 in Nassau County. The formal boundaries for the North Wantagh Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Nassau County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

The North Wantagh Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389589) 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 North Wantagh Census Designated Place is located within Town of Hempstead, a minor civil division (MCD) of Nassau County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with North Wantagh population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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North Wantagh, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 12,241
Daytime Population: Workers 1,347
Daytime Population: Residents 5,851
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,198
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.59
Population in Households 12,226
Population in Familes 10,864
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density2 6,431
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $103,917
Average Household Income $126,061
Per Capita Income $44,084


Total Housing Units 4,367 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,884 (88.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 393 ( 9.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 90 ( 2.1%)
Median Home Value $409,472
Average Home Value $435,929


Total Households 4,277
Average Household Size 2.86
Family Households 3,275
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 0.32% 0.34%
Households 0.15% 0.22%
Families 0.05% 0.15%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   2.16%

North Wantagh, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Wantagh to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 161 87th
Population Density # 85 93rd
Diversity Index # 450 63rd
Median Household Income # 205 83rd
Per Capita Income # 281 77th

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