Riverhead, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Riverhead, New York - Basic Facts

The Riverhead Census Designated Place had a population of 13,705 as of July 1, 2017. Riverhead 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 Riverhead is located at latitude 40.9494 and longitude -72.6752 in Suffolk County. The formal boundaries for the Riverhead Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0.31 sq. miles. Suffolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Riverhead Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389757) 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 Riverhead Census Designated Place is located within Town of Riverhead, a minor civil division (MCD) of Suffolk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Riverhead 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 Riverhead: A-que-bogue, Occapogue.

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


Total Population 13,705
Daytime Population: Workers 12,742
Daytime Population: Residents 7,336
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 20,078
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.47
Population in Households 13,146
Population in Familes 9,812
Population in Group Qrtrs 559
Population Density2 908
Diversity Index3 77


Median Household Income $57,653
Average Household Income $84,698
Per Capita Income $31,668


Total Housing Units 5,369 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,901 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,014 (37.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 454 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $352,176
Average Home Value $400,517


Total Households 4,915
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 3,076
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 0.42% 0.42%
Households 0.25% 0.34%
Families 0.09% 0.25%
Median Household Income   4.56%
Per Capita Income   3.49%

Riverhead, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Riverhead 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 # 149 88th
Population Density # 736 39th
Diversity Index # 49 96th
Median Household Income # 636 47th
Per Capita Income # 593 51st

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