Gordon Heights, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Gordon Heights, New York - Basic Facts

The Gordon Heights Census Designated Place had a population of 3,997 as of July 1, 2017. Gordon Heights 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 Gordon Heights is located at latitude 40.8632 and longitude -72.9621 in Suffolk County. The formal boundaries for the Gordon Heights Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Suffolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 154 feet.

The Gordon Heights Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389862) 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 Gordon Heights Census Designated Place is located within Town of Brookhaven, a minor civil division (MCD) of Suffolk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gordon Heights population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gordon Heights: Coram Hill, Jordan Heights.

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Gordon Heights, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,997
Daytime Population: Workers 469
Daytime Population: Residents 2,328
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,797
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 3,903
Population in Familes 3,196
Population in Group Qrtrs 94
Population Density2 2,345
Diversity Index3 79


Median Household Income $68,265
Average Household Income $84,593
Per Capita Income $22,862


Total Housing Units 1,183 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 778 (65.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 267 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 138 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $272,433
Average Home Value $296,915


Total Households 1,045
Average Household Size 3.73
Family Households 799
Average Family Size 4
  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 -0.15% -0.02%
Households -0.33% -0.1%
Families -0.42% -0.15%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   2.14%

Gordon Heights, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gordon Heights 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 # 410 66th
Population Density # 373 69th
Diversity Index # 40 97th
Median Household Income # 491 59th
Per Capita Income # 1026 14th

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