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Shoreham, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Shoreham had a population of 574 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Shoreham is located at latitude 40.9573 and longitude -72.9076 in Suffolk County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Shoreham encompass a land area of 0.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Suffolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 66 feet.

The Village of Shoreham (GNIS ID: 2391131) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Shoreham is located within Town of Brookhaven, a minor civil division (MCD) of Suffolk County.


Shoreham, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 574 (100%)
Population in Households 574 (100.0%)
Population in Families 523 (91.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,264
Diversity Index2 20


Median Household Income $152,644
Average Household Income $213,271
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $77,283
Wealth Index5 380


Total HU (Housing Units) 246 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 192 (78.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 ( 6.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $629,032
Average Home Value $778,776
Housing Affordability Index3 104


Total Households 208
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 168
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.76% 0.07%
Households 0.78% 0.1%
Families 0.73% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.09%
Per Capita Income   1.05%
Owner Occupied HU   0.1%


Shoreham, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shoreham to the other 1,195 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 983 18th
Population Density # 612 49th
Median Household Income # 81 93rd
Housing Affordability Index # 270 23rd
Per Capita Income # 76 94th
Diversity Index # 695 42nd

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