Shelter Island Heights, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shelter Island Heights, New York - Basic Facts

The Shelter Island Heights Census Designated Place had a population of 1,050 as of July 1, 2017. 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 41.0668 and longitude -72.369 in Suffolk County. The formal boundaries for the Shelter Island Heights Census Designated Place (see map below) 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 56 feet.

The Shelter Island Heights Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390289) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shelter Island Heights population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Shelter Island Heights, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,050
Daytime Population: Workers 342
Daytime Population: Residents 561
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 903
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 1,050
Population in Familes 779
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 196
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $89,412
Average Household Income $129,609
Per Capita Income $64,616


Total Housing Units 1,583 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 418 (26.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 105 ( 6.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,060 (67.0%)
Median Home Value $862,069
Average Home Value $880,861


Total Households 523
Average Household Size 2.01
Family Households 303
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 0.03% 0.11%
Households -0.05% 0.04%
Families -0.18% -0.07%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   1.88%

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

The table below compares Shelter Island Heights 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 # 815 32nd
Population Density # 1134 5th
Diversity Index # 604 49th
Median Household Income # 316 74th
Per Capita Income # 109 91st

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