Elwood, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Elwood, New York - Basic Facts

The Elwood Census Designated Place had a population of 11,266 as of July 1, 2017. Elwood 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 Elwood is located at latitude 40.8462 and longitude -73.3389 in Suffolk County. The formal boundaries for the Elwood Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Suffolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 184 feet.

The Elwood Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389039) 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 Elwood Census Designated Place is located within Town of Huntington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Suffolk County.

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


Total Population 11,266
Daytime Population: Workers 3,992
Daytime Population: Residents 5,444
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,436
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 11,166
Population in Familes 10,192
Population in Group Qrtrs 100
Population Density2 2,357
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $109,800
Average Household Income $142,622
Per Capita Income $44,868


Total Housing Units 3,642 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,221 (88.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 301 ( 8.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 120 ( 3.3%)
Median Home Value $532,849
Average Home Value $577,134


Total Households 3,522
Average Household Size 3.17
Family Households 2,962
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 0.11% 0.24%
Households 0.04% 0.18%
Families -0.05% 0.13%
Median Household Income   1.52%
Per Capita Income   2.25%

Elwood, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elwood 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 # 176 85th
Population Density # 371 69th
Diversity Index # 249 79th
Median Household Income # 161 87th
Per Capita Income # 262 78th

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