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Hauppauge, New York - Basic Facts

The Hauppauge Census Designated Place had a population of 20,616 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Hauppauge is located at latitude 40.8257 and longitude -73.2026 in Suffolk County. The formal boundaries for the Hauppauge Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 10.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. Suffolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 59 feet.

The Hauppauge Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389910) 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 Hauppauge Census Designated Place is located within Town of Smithtown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Suffolk County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hauppauge: Hauppaugs, Hoppogue, Wheeler Settlement, Wheelers.


Hauppauge, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 20,616 (100%)
Population in Households 20,358 (98.7%)
Population in Families 17,960 (87.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 258 ( 1.3%)
Population Density 1,922
Diversity Index2 39


Median Household Income $114,143
Average Household Income $141,826
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $49,752
Wealth Index5 220


Total HU (Housing Units) 7,612 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,975 (78.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,253 (16.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 383 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $499,900
Average Home Value $559,249
Housing Affordability Index3 108


Total Households 7,229
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 5,496
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.11% 0.05%
Households -0.13% 0.06%
Families -0.21% 0.01%
Median Household Income   1.14%
Per Capita Income   1.97%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.23%


Hauppauge, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hauppauge to the other 1,195 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 78 94th
Population Density # 425 65th
Median Household Income # 201 83rd
Housing Affordability Index # 304 25th
Per Capita Income # 242 80th
Diversity Index # 375 69th

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