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West Bay Shore, New York - Basic Facts

The West Bay Shore Census Designated Place had a population of 4,656 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for West Bay Shore is located at latitude 40.7087 and longitude -73.2719 in Suffolk County. The formal boundaries for the West Bay Shore Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Suffolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The West Bay Shore Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390465) 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 West Bay Shore Census Designated Place is located within Town of Islip, a minor civil division (MCD) of Suffolk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Bay Shore 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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West Bay Shore, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,656
Daytime Population: Workers 1,542
Daytime Population: Residents 2,256
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,798
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 4,639
Population in Familes 4,048
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density2 2,122
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $111,991
Average Household Income $139,533
Per Capita Income $51,332


Total Housing Units 1,830 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,596 (87.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 113 ( 6.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 121 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $451,174
Average Home Value $484,884


Total Households 1,709
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 1,285
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 0.02% 0.14%
Households -0.09% 0.08%
Families -0.2% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   2.06%

West Bay Shore, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Bay Shore 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 # 371 69th
Population Density # 405 66th
Diversity Index # 429 64th
Median Household Income # 150 88th
Per Capita Income # 185 85th

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