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Wading River, New York - Basic Facts

The Wading River Census Designated Place had a population of 8,040 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Wading River is located at latitude 40.9504 and longitude -72.8426 in Suffolk County. The formal boundaries for the Wading River Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 9.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Suffolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 92 feet.

The Wading River Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390442) 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 Wading River Census Designated Place is located within Town of Riverhead, a minor civil division (MCD) of Suffolk County.


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Wading River, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Wading River, NY Housing Affordability Index is 96
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

Wading River, NY Wealth Index is 231
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 8,040
Population in Households 7,908
Population in Familes 6,970
Population in Group Qrtrs 132
Population Density 822
Diversity Index1 25
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $121,848
Average Household Income $147,504
Per Capita Income $51,489
Wealth Index3 231

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,152 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,588 (82.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 217 ( 6.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 347 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $487,410
Housing Affordability Index2 96
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,805
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 2,123
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 0.44% 0.05%
Households 0.35% -0.01%
Families 0.26% -0.06%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   2.02%

Wading River, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wading River 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 # 234 81st
Population Density # 768 36th
Diversity Index # 582 51st
Median Household Income # 146 88th
Per Capita Income # 210 83rd

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