East Islip, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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East Islip, New York - Basic Facts

The East Islip Census Designated Place had a population of 14,827 as of July 1, 2017. East Islip 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 East Islip is located at latitude 40.7277 and longitude -73.1866 in Suffolk County. The formal boundaries for the East Islip Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Suffolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The East Islip Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389436) 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 East Islip Census Designated Place is located within Town of Islip, a minor civil division (MCD) of Suffolk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with East Islip 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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East Islip, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 14,827
Daytime Population: Workers 3,683
Daytime Population: Residents 7,431
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,114
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 14,657
Population in Familes 13,179
Population in Group Qrtrs 170
Population Density2 3,739
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $109,431
Average Household Income $132,369
Per Capita Income $44,081


Total Housing Units 5,025 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,161 (82.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 736 (14.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 128 ( 2.5%)
Median Home Value $424,172
Average Home Value $493,379


Total Households 4,897
Average Household Size 2.99
Family Households 3,872
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 0.33% 0.39%
Households 0.27% 0.32%
Families 0.18% 0.27%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   2.1%

East Islip, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Islip 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 # 136 89th
Population Density # 210 83rd
Diversity Index # 530 56th
Median Household Income # 163 86th
Per Capita Income # 282 76th

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