Oyster Bay, NY Profile: Facts & Data

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Oyster Bay, New York - Basic Facts

The Oyster Bay Census Designated Place had a population of 6,937 as of July 1, 2019. Oyster Bay ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Oyster Bay is located at latitude 40.8657 and longitude -73.5321 in Nassau County. The formal boundaries for the Oyster Bay Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.37 sq. miles. Nassau County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 49 feet.

The Oyster Bay Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389634) 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 Oyster Bay Census Designated Place is located within Town of Oyster Bay, a minor civil division (MCD) of Nassau County.


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Oyster Bay, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Oyster Bay, NY Housing Affordability Index is 54
State of New York Housing Affordability Index is 85
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Oyster Bay, NY Wealth Index is 163
State of New York Wealth Index is 109
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 6,937
Population in Households 6,935
Population in Familes 5,256
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density 5,640
Diversity Index1 60
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $87,223
Average Household Income $128,542
Per Capita Income $52,226
Wealth Index3 163

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,009 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,552 (51.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,274 (42.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 183 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $705,846
Housing Affordability Index2 54
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,826
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 1,665
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.4% 0.25%
Households 0.28% 0.16%
Families 0.14% 0.1%
Median Household Income   2.97%
Per Capita Income   2.85%

Oyster Bay, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oyster Bay to the other 1,195 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 271 77th
Population Density # 115 90th
Diversity Index # 159 87th
Median Household Income # 359 70th
Per Capita Income # 200 83rd

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