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Wantagh, New York - Basic Facts

The Wantagh Census Designated Place had a population of 19,060 as of July 1, 2019. 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 40.6837 and longitude -73.5101 in Nassau County. The formal boundaries for the Wantagh Census Designated Place 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.


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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Wantagh, NY Housing Affordability Index is 113
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

Wantagh, NY Wealth Index is 292
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 19,060
Population in Households 19,021
Population in Familes 17,564
Population in Group Qrtrs 39
Population Density 4,977
Diversity Index1 24
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $152,377
Average Household Income $177,741
Per Capita Income $57,037
Wealth Index3 292

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 6,292 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,675 (90.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 441 ( 7.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 176 ( 2.8%)
Median Home Value $541,230
Housing Affordability Index2 113
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,116
Average Household Size 3.11
Family Households 5,081
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 0.11% 0.02%
Households -0.02% -0.05%
Families -0.08% -0.08%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   2.22%

Wantagh, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wantagh 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 # 92 92nd
Population Density # 137 89th
Diversity Index # 602 50th
Median Household Income # 77 94th
Per Capita Income # 160 87th

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