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Suffolk County, New York; Nassau County, New York

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Suffolk County, New York
Nassau County, New York
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1,476,601 1,356,924
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1,476,601 1,356,924
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 1,493,116 1,339,880
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -1.1% 1.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 1,493,350 1,339,532
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.4%
5.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.9%
21.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
17.3%
18.2%
Female persons, percent
50.8%
51.2%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
84.2%
73.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
8.8%
13.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
0.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
4.2%
10.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.0%
2.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
20.2%
17.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
66.6%
58.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 61,090 43,255
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 15.6% 22.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 577,512 474,165
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 80.6% 80.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $397,400 $493,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,821 $3,246
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,216 $1,389
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,742 $1,772
Building permits, 2019 777 1,547
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 489,301 446,977
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.97 2.99
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 93.3% 93.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 22.7% 28.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 92.8% 93.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 88.4% 89.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 90.6% 91.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 36.3% 46.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 6.1% 4.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
4.9%
4.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 65.0% 65.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 59.6% 59.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,990,403 2,938,830
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 10,416,203 13,166,206
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 15,887,385 5,196,698
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 32,382,976 27,959,054
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 23,693,357 24,105,610
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $15,803 $17,866
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 32.7 36.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $101,031 $116,100
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $44,465 $51,422
Persons in poverty, percent
6.8%
5.6%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 49,795 48,768
Total employment, 2018 585,592 572,777
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 32,676,851 31,423,178
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 Z 1.2%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 137,044 150,025
All firms, 2012 153,688 162,528
Men-owned firms, 2012 93,193 100,751
Women-owned firms, 2012 48,272 48,489
Minority-owned firms, 2012 29,731 44,392
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 120,295 113,966
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 12,248 11,775
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 136,467 145,682
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,637.4 4,704.8
Land area in square miles, 2010 912.05 284.72
FIPS Code 36103 36059
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., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

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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