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Orient, New York - Basic Facts

The Orient Census Designated Place had a population of 862 as of July 1, 2020. Orient 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 Orient is located at latitude 41.139 and longitude -72.3034 in Suffolk County. The formal boundaries for the Orient Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 5.12 sq. miles and a water area of 1.03 sq. miles. Suffolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Orient Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389627) 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 Orient Census Designated Place is located within Town of Southold, a minor civil division (MCD) of Suffolk County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Orient: Lower Neck, Oyster Ponds, Poquatuck.


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


Total Population 862 (100%)
Population in Households 862 (100.0%)
Population in Families 641 (74.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 168
Diversity Index2 16


Median Household Income $80,098
Average Household Income $123,409
% of Income for Mortgage4 46%
Per Capita Income $58,698
Wealth Index5 235


Total HU (Housing Units) 890 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 346 (38.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 64 ( 7.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 480 (53.9%)
Median Home Value $881,579
Average Home Value $998,555
Housing Affordability Index3 49


Total Households 410
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 238
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 1.46% 0.37%
Households 1.47% 0.39%
Families 1.28% 0.25%
Median Household Income   0.48%
Per Capita Income   0.57%
Owner Occupied HU   0.4%


Orient, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Orient 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 # 864 28th
Population Density # 1150 4th
Median Household Income # 425 65th
Housing Affordability Index # 46 4th
Per Capita Income # 158 87th
Diversity Index # 790 34th

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