Shelter Island, NY Profile: Facts & Data

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Shelter Island, New York - Basic Facts

The Shelter Island Census Designated Place had a population of 1,326 as of July 1, 2019. Shelter Island 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 is located at latitude 41.0682 and longitude -72.3387 in Suffolk County. The formal boundaries for the Shelter Island Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 6.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Suffolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 52 feet.

The Shelter Island Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390288) 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 Census Designated Place is located within Town of Shelter Island, a minor civil division (MCD) of Suffolk County.


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Shelter Island, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Shelter Island, NY Housing Affordability Index is 36
State of New York Housing Affordability Index is 85
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Shelter Island, NY Wealth Index is 114
State of New York Wealth Index is 109
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,326
Population in Households 1,326
Population in Familes 1,014
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 202
Diversity Index1 28
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $57,301
Average Household Income $80,854
Per Capita Income $36,037
Wealth Index3 114

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,136 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 464 (40.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 127 (11.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 545 (48.0%)
Median Home Value $817,529
Housing Affordability Index2 36
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 591
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 360
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.06% -0.26%
Households -0.13% -0.27%
Families -0.27% -0.34%
Median Household Income   4.82%
Per Capita Income   4.5%

Shelter Island, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shelter Island to the other 1,195 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 745 38th
Population Density # 1128 6th
Diversity Index # 532 56th
Median Household Income # 710 41st
Per Capita Income # 482 60th

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