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Plainview, New York - Basic Facts

The Plainview Census Designated Place had a population of 26,445 as of July 1, 2017. Plainview 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 Plainview is located at latitude 40.7817 and longitude -73.473 in Nassau County. The formal boundaries for the Plainview Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Nassau County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 148 feet.

The Plainview Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389681) 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 Plainview 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 Plainview population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Plainview: Manetto Hill.

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


Total Population 26,445
Daytime Population: Workers 19,467
Daytime Population: Residents 13,359
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 32,826
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.24
Population in Households 26,174
Population in Familes 23,936
Population in Group Qrtrs 271
Population Density2 4,613
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $127,287
Average Household Income $169,953
Per Capita Income $58,499


Total Housing Units 9,388 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,182 (87.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 870 ( 9.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 336 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $551,370
Average Home Value $582,660


Total Households 9,052
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 7,323
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 0.12% 0.19%
Households -0.03% 0.09%
Families -0.11% 0.05%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   1.81%

Plainview, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Plainview 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 # 61 95th
Population Density # 154 87th
Diversity Index # 360 70th
Median Household Income # 105 91st
Per Capita Income # 144 88th

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