Fire Island, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fire Island, New York - Basic Facts

The Fire Island Census Designated Place had a population of 293 as of July 1, 2017. 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 40.6371 and longitude -73.2033 in Suffolk County. The formal boundaries for the Fire Island Census Designated Place (see map below) 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 Islip, a minor civil division (MCD) of Suffolk County.

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


Total Population 293
Daytime Population: Workers 664
Daytime Population: Residents 125
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 789
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.69
Population in Households 288
Population in Familes 217
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 32
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $93,100
Average Household Income $125,594
Per Capita Income $57,758


Total Housing Units 3,395 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 98 ( 2.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 ( 1.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,264 (96.1%)
Median Home Value $878,472
Average Home Value $840,464


Total Households 131
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 74
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 0.05% 0.14%
Households 0.0% 0.15%
Families 0.0% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   2.09%

Fire Island, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fire Island 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 # 1130 6th
Population Density # 1193 0th
Diversity Index # 609 49th
Median Household Income # 290 76th
Per Capita Income # 151 87th

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