Wantagh, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wantagh, New York - Basic Facts

The Wantagh Census Designated Place had a population of 19,048 as of July 1, 2017. 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 Wantagh is located at latitude 40.6679 and longitude -73.5105 in Nassau County. The formal boundaries for the Wantagh Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0.3 sq. miles. Nassau County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 26 feet.

The Wantagh Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390451) 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 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 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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Wantagh, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 19,048
Daytime Population: Workers 5,188
Daytime Population: Residents 9,392
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,580
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 19,007
Population in Familes 17,547
Population in Group Qrtrs 41
Population Density2 4,974
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $118,782
Average Household Income $152,610
Per Capita Income $49,069


Total Housing Units 6,294 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,670 (90.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 446 ( 7.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 178 ( 2.8%)
Median Home Value $496,958
Average Home Value $549,916


Total Households 6,116
Average Household Size 3.11
Family Households 5,080
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 0.13% 0.2%
Households -0.02% 0.09%
Families -0.1% 0.04%
Median Household Income   1.52%
Per Capita Income   2.06%

Wantagh, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 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 # 95 92nd
Population Density # 137 89th
Diversity Index # 618 49th
Median Household Income # 123 90th
Per Capita Income # 208 83rd

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