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Rocky Point, New York - Basic Facts

The Rocky Point Census Designated Place had a population of 14,400 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Rocky Point is located at latitude 40.9357 and longitude -72.9364 in Suffolk County. The formal boundaries for the Rocky Point Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Suffolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 194 feet.

The Rocky Point Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389766) 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 Rocky Point Census Designated Place is located within Town of Brookhaven, a minor civil division (MCD) of Suffolk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rocky Point 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 Rocky Point: Rockypoint.

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


Total Population 14,400
Daytime Population: Workers 2,832
Daytime Population: Residents 6,781
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,613
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 14,332
Population in Familes 12,344
Population in Group Qrtrs 68
Population Density2 1,275
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $89,328
Average Household Income $107,572
Per Capita Income $36,918


Total Housing Units 5,401 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,052 (75.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 870 (16.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 479 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $322,042
Average Home Value $349,519


Total Households 4,922
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 3,659
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 0.38% 0.42%
Households 0.29% 0.34%
Families 0.17% 0.27%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   2.24%

Rocky Point, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rocky Point 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 # 141 88th
Population Density # 613 49th
Diversity Index # 482 60th
Median Household Income # 318 73rd
Per Capita Income # 439 63rd

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