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Orient, New York - Basic Facts

The Orient Census Designated Place had a population of 800 as of July 1, 2017. 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 41.1489 and longitude -72.2494 in Suffolk County. The formal boundaries for the Orient Census Designated Place (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Orient 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 Orient: Lower Neck, Oyster Ponds, Poquatuck.

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


Total Population 800
Daytime Population: Workers 261
Daytime Population: Residents 447
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 708
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 800
Population in Familes 596
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 156
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $85,684
Average Household Income $134,333
Per Capita Income $63,472


Total Housing Units 773 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 315 (40.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 63 ( 8.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 395 (51.1%)
Median Home Value $883,242
Average Home Value $890,238


Total Households 378
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 220
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 1.02% 0.91%
Households 0.95% 0.78%
Families 0.71% 0.63%
Median Household Income   1.4%
Per Capita Income   1.97%

Orient, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Orient 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 # 889 26th
Population Density # 1160 3rd
Diversity Index # 791 34th
Median Household Income # 346 71st
Per Capita Income # 117 90th

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