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Shelter Island Heights, New York - Basic Facts

The Shelter Island Heights CDP(1) had a population of 1,607 as of July 1, 2022. Shelter Island Heights 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 Shelter Island Heights is located at latitude 41.084 and longitude -72.3559 in Suffolk County. The formal boundaries for the Shelter Island Heights Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 5.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0.28 sq. miles. Suffolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 52 feet.

The Shelter Island Heights Census Designated Place 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 Shelter Island Heights Census Designated Place is located within Town of Shelter Island, 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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Shelter Island Heights, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,607 (100%)
Population in Households 1,607 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,194 (74.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 298
Diversity Index2 31
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $127,376
Average Household Income $170,409
% of Income for Mortgage4 38%
Per Capita Income $77,801
Wealth Index5 265
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 1,536 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 703 (45.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 ( 2.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 788 (51.3%)
Median Home Value $917,052
Average Home Value $982,824
Housing Affordability Index3 69
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 748
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 427
Average Family Size 3.00
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 0.17% -0.28%
Households -0.76% -0.32%
Families   -0.38%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   2.63%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.29%

Shelter Island Heights, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shelter Island Heights to the other 1,293 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 705 45th
Population Density # 1129 13th
Median Household Income # 210 84th
Housing Affordability Index # 134 10th
Per Capita Income # 113 91st
Diversity Index # 652 49th

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