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Fire Island, New York - Basic Facts

The Fire Island Census Designated Place had a population of 290 as of July 1, 2019. Fire Island ranks in the lower 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 Fire Island is located at latitude 40.6476 and longitude -73.146 in Suffolk County. The formal boundaries for the Fire Island Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 9.22 sq. miles and a water area of 29.05 sq. miles. Suffolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Fire Island Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389085) 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 Fire Island Census Designated Place is located within Town of Brookhaven, a minor civil division (MCD) of Suffolk County.


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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Fire Island, NY Housing Affordability Index is 51
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

Fire Island, NY Wealth Index is 223
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 290
Population in Households 285
Population in Familes 216
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density 32
Diversity Index1 25
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $103,854
Average Household Income $137,597
Per Capita Income $63,594
Wealth Index3 223

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,346 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 101 ( 3.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 ( 0.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,217 (96.1%)
Median Home Value $931,818
Housing Affordability Index2 51
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 129
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 72
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 -0.07% -0.14%
Households -0.17% -0.16%
Families -0.3% -0.28%
Median Household Income   1.09%
Per Capita Income   1.74%

Fire Island, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fire Island 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 # 1130 6th
Population Density # 1192 0th
Diversity Index # 576 52nd
Median Household Income # 244 80th
Per Capita Income # 131 89th

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