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Smithtown, New York - Basic Facts

The Smithtown Census Designated Place had a population of 26,513 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Smithtown is located at latitude 40.8634 and longitude -73.2244 in Suffolk County. The formal boundaries for the Smithtown Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0.49 sq. miles. Suffolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 59 feet.

The Smithtown Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390309) 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 Smithtown Census Designated Place is located within Town of Smithtown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Suffolk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Smithtown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Smithtown: Head of the River.

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Smithtown, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 26,513
Population in Households 25,750
Population in Familes 23,248
Population in Group Qrtrs 763
Population Density2 2,282
Diversity Index3 26
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $123,605
Average Household Income $160,102
Per Capita Income $53,690

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 9,071 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,541 (83.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,199 (13.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 331 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $548,991
Average Home Value $601,701
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 8,740
Average Household Size 2.95
Family Households 6,875
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.02% 0.1%
Households -0.05% 0.03%
Families -0.15% -0.03%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

Smithtown, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Smithtown to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 59 95th
Population Density # 385 68th
Diversity Index # 550 54th
Median Household Income # 120 90th
Per Capita Income # 181 85th

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