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Nassau County, New York; Suffolk County, New York; New York

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Table

Nassau County, New York
Suffolk County, New York
New York
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
1,390,907
1,526,344
19,835,913
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
1,390,907
1,526,344
19,835,913
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
1,395,774
1,525,920
20,201,249
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-0.3%
Z
-1.8%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 1,395,774 1,525,920 20,201,249
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 1,339,532 1,493,350 19,378,102
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.5%
5.4%
5.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.4%
20.9%
20.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
18.2%
17.3%
16.9%
Female persons, percent
51.2%
50.8%
51.4%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
73.4%
84.2%
69.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
13.1%
8.8%
17.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
0.6%
1.0%
Asian alone, percent(a)
10.9%
4.2%
9.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.0%
2.0%
2.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
17.5%
20.2%
19.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
58.5%
66.6%
55.3%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 40,381 58,822 676,295
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 22.4% 15.3% 22.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 474,165 577,512 8,404,381
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 81.1% 81.4% 54.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $524,400 $413,900 $325,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $3,289 $2,825 $2,174
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,398 $1,240 $781
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,831 $1,810 $1,315
Building permits, 2021 1,365 1,459 40,135
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 449,967 495,667 7,417,224
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.97 2.93 2.55
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 93.1% 92.8% 89.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 28.8% 22.5% 30.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 94.2% 93.8% 91.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 91.0% 89.1% 85.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 91.6% 90.4% 87.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 46.7% 37.3% 37.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 4.7% 6.1% 7.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
4.8%
5.2%
6.1%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 65.0% 65.3% 62.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 59.1% 60.1% 58.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,938,830 2,990,403 49,285,508
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 13,166,206 10,416,203 155,666,053
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,196,698 15,887,385 148,879,931
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 24,105,610 23,693,357 251,167,736
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $17,866 $15,803 $12,834
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 36.6 32.4 33.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $120,036 $105,362 $71,117
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $53,363 $46,466 $40,898
Persons in poverty, percent
5.7%
6.1%
12.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 48,270 49,173 537,369
Total employment, 2020 575,632 591,446 8,617,513
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 31,776,476 33,388,676 601,878,134
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -0.8% -0.5% 0.2%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 150,025 137,044 1,804,188
All firms, 2012 162,528 153,688 2,008,988
Men-owned firms, 2012 100,751 93,193 1,139,910
Women-owned firms, 2012 48,489 48,272 725,709
Minority-owned firms, 2012 44,392 29,731 709,021
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 113,966 120,295 1,248,304
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 11,775 12,248 137,532
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 145,682 136,467 1,811,544
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 4,704.8 1,637.4 411.2
Land area in square miles, 2010 284.72 912.05 47,126.40
FIPS Code 36059 36103 36
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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