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Wheatley Heights, New York - Basic Facts

The Wheatley Heights CDP(1) had a population of 5,272 as of July 1, 2022. Wheatley Heights ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wheatley Heights is located at latitude 40.7637 and longitude -73.3698 in Suffolk County. The formal boundaries for the Wheatley Heights Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Suffolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 98 feet.

The Wheatley Heights Census Designated Place 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 Wheatley Heights Census Designated Place is located within Town of Babylon, a minor civil division (MCD) of Suffolk County.


  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Wheatley Heights, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)

POPULATION

Total Population 5,272 (100%)
Population in Households 5,236 (99.3%)
Population in Families 4,621 (87.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 36 ( 0.7%)
Population Density 4,001
Diversity Index2 76
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $141,989
Average Household Income $172,225
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $46,825
Wealth Index5 223
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 1,492 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,295 (86.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 138 ( 9.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 59 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $460,499
Average Home Value $532,587
Housing Affordability Index3 111
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,433
Average Household Size 3.65
Family Households 1,122
Average Family Size 4.00
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 1.13% -0.05%
Households -0.28% -0.06%
Families   -0.09%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   2.33%
Owner Occupied HU   0.02%

Wheatley Heights, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wheatley Heights to the other 1,293 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 346 73rd
Population Density # 189 85th
Median Household Income # 160 88th
Housing Affordability Index # 545 42nd
Per Capita Income # 453 65th
Diversity Index # 82 94th

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