Montauk, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Montauk, New York - Basic Facts

The Montauk Census Designated Place had a population of 3,535 as of July 1, 2017. Montauk ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Montauk is located at latitude 41.0473 and longitude -71.9453 in Suffolk County. The formal boundaries for the Montauk Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.48 sq. miles and a water area of 2.25 sq. miles. Suffolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 33 feet.

The Montauk Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389495) 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 Montauk Census Designated Place is located within Town of East Hampton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Suffolk County.

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


Total Population 3,535
Daytime Population: Workers 2,865
Daytime Population: Residents 1,706
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,571
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.29
Population in Households 3,481
Population in Familes 2,667
Population in Group Qrtrs 54
Population Density2 202
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $81,389
Average Household Income $107,978
Per Capita Income $46,516


Total Housing Units 4,757 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,092 (23.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 415 ( 8.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,250 (68.3%)
Median Home Value $974,107
Average Home Value $952,358


Total Households 1,507
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 941
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 0.84% 0.72%
Households 0.8% 0.67%
Families 0.65% 0.59%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   2.18%

Montauk, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Montauk 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 # 444 63rd
Population Density # 1129 6th
Diversity Index # 251 79th
Median Household Income # 378 68th
Per Capita Income # 242 80th

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