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Plainview, New York - Basic Facts

The Plainview CDP(1) had a population of 26,155 as of July 1, 2021. 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 40.7765 and longitude -73.4673 in Nassau County. The formal boundaries for the Plainview Census Designated Place 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 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Plainview: Manetto Hill.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Plainview, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 26,155 (100%)
Population in Households 25,891 (99.0%)
Population in Families 23,646 (90.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 264 ( 1.0%)
Population Density 4,569
Diversity Index2 43


Median Household Income $157,370
Average Household Income $195,610
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $68,188
Wealth Index5 299


Total HU (Housing Units) 9,417 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,321 (88.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 794 ( 8.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 302 ( 3.2%)
Median Home Value $635,217
Average Home Value $683,376
Housing Affordability Index3 117


Total Households 9,115
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 7,349
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.02% -0.13%
Households 0.04% -0.11%
Families -0.04% -0.15%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.01%

Plainview, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Plainview to the other 1,195 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 60 95th
Population Density # 151 87th
Median Household Income # 81 93rd
Housing Affordability Index # 415 35th
Per Capita Income # 126 90th
Diversity Index # 335 72nd

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