Fire Island, NY Profile: Facts & Data


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Fire Island, New York - Basic Facts

The Fire Island Census Designated Place had a population of 291 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Fire Island, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 291
Population in Households 286
Population in Familes 217
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 32
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $89,592
Average Household Income $119,370
Per Capita Income $55,304


Total Housing Units 3,395 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 98 ( 2.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 ( 0.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,266 (96.2%)
Median Home Value $891,667
Average Home Value $888,281


Total Households 129
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 72
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.04% 0.07%
Households -0.19% 0.0%
Families -0.33% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

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, 2018 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 # 1132 5th
Population Density # 1193 0th
Diversity Index # 633 47th
Median Household Income # 340 72nd
Per Capita Income # 170 86th

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