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Setauket, New York - Basic Facts

The Setauket CDP(1) had a population of 3,971 as of July 1, 2023.

The primary coordinate point for Setauket is located at latitude 40.9351 and longitude -73.1184 in Suffolk County. Suffolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5).

It also has a Functional Status Code of ""

The Setauket Census Designated Place is located within Town of Brookhaven, a minor civil division (MCD) of Suffolk County.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Setauket, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 3,971 (100%)
Population in Households 3,956 (99.6%)
Population in Families 3,467 (87.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 15 ( 0.4%)
Population Density 1,577
Diversity Index2 43


Median Household Income $188,279
Average Household Income $251,099
% of Income for Mortgage4 21%
Per Capita Income $89,734
Wealth Index5 361
Socioeconomic Status Index6 High (67.8)


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,538 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,266 (82.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 153 ( 9.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 119 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $653,622
Average Home Value $722,690
Housing Affordability Index3 106


Total Households 1,419
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 1,102
Average Family Size 3.00
  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.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population -0.12% -0.29%
Households 0.13% 0.00%
Families   -0.04%
Median Household Income   0.80%
Per Capita Income   1.80%
Owner Occupied HU   0.02%

Setauket, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Setauket to the other 1,293 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 418 68th
Population Density # 525 59th
Median Household Income # 61 95th
Housing Affordability Index # 730 56th
Per Capita Income # 72 95th
Diversity Index # 480 63rd

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