Dix Hills, NY Profile: Facts & Data


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Dix Hills, New York - Basic Facts

The Dix Hills Census Designated Place had a population of 26,867 as of July 1, 2020. Dix Hills ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Dix Hills is located at latitude 40.8048 and longitude -73.3362 in Suffolk County. The formal boundaries for the Dix Hills Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 15.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Suffolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 207 feet.

The Dix Hills Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389409) 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 Dix Hills Census Designated Place is located within Town of Huntington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Suffolk County.


Dix Hills, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 26,867 (100%)
Population in Households 26,537 (98.8%)
Population in Families 24,889 (92.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 330 ( 1.2%)
Population Density 1,686
Diversity Index2 51


Median Household Income $166,031
Average Household Income $225,767
% of Income for Mortgage4 20%
Per Capita Income $69,847
Wealth Index5 349


Total HU (Housing Units) 8,627 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,727 (89.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 583 ( 6.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 317 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $782,989
Average Home Value $826,414
Housing Affordability Index3 106


Total Households 8,310
Average Household Size 3.19
Family Households 7,249
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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.01% -0.28%
Households -0.01% -0.28%
Families -0.06% -0.31%
Median Household Income   0.64%
Per Capita Income   1.18%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.28%


Dix Hills, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dix Hills to the other 1,195 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 58 95th
Population Density # 483 60th
Median Household Income # 60 95th
Housing Affordability Index # 289 24th
Per Capita Income # 108 91st
Diversity Index # 243 80th

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