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East Patchogue, New York - Basic Facts

The East Patchogue CDP(1) had a population of 21,500 as of July 1, 2022. East Patchogue 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 East Patchogue is located at latitude 40.767 and longitude -72.9962 in Suffolk County. The formal boundaries for the East Patchogue Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 8.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Suffolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 23 feet.

The East Patchogue 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 East Patchogue Census Designated Place is located within Town of Brookhaven, a minor civil division (MCD) of Suffolk County.


  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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East Patchogue, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)

POPULATION

Total Population 21,500 (100%)
Population in Households 21,237 (98.8%)
Population in Families 16,777 (78.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 263 ( 1.2%)
Population Density 2,585
Diversity Index2 67
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $91,722
Average Household Income $119,587
% of Income for Mortgage4 24%
Per Capita Income $45,771
Wealth Index5 125
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 8,664 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,371 (62.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,853 (32.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 440 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $408,446
Average Home Value $487,740
Housing Affordability Index3 83
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 8,224
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 5,272
Average Family Size 3.00
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.16% 0.01%
Households 0.02% 0.07%
Families   0.03%
Median Household Income   2.94%
Per Capita Income   3.12%
Owner Occupied HU   0.26%

East Patchogue, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Patchogue to the other 1,293 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 75 94th
Population Density # 336 74th
Median Household Income # 461 64th
Housing Affordability Index # 244 19th
Per Capita Income # 485 63rd
Diversity Index # 158 88th

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