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Suffolk County, New York (NY)

County population in 2014: 1,502,968 (97% urban, 3% rural); it was 1,419,369 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 286,755
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 106,752
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 374,371
Renter-occupied apartments: 106,415 (it was 94,928 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

47%

Land area: 912 sq. mi.

Water area: 1460.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 1648 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Suffolk County: 151.6 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (28.6%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (16.2%), Educational, health and social services (11.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 23%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Suffolk County, New York:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (71.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (16.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (6.8%)
  • Asian alone (3.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
New York median age:  38.0 years
Males: 739,399  (49.2%)
Females: 763,569  (50.8%)

Suffolk County,NY real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Suffolk County:

2.0 people
New York:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $88,340 ($65,288 in 1999)

This county:

$88,340
New York:

$60,850

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $1,421 (lower quartile is $1,052, upper quartile is $1,823)
This county:

$1421
State:

$1058


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $381,700 (it was $183,500 in 2000)
Suffolk:

$381,700
New York:

$293,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $292,300 - $511,000

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $462,755
Here:

$462,755
State:

$344,789

Townhouses or other attached units: $400,919
Here:

$400,919
State:

$553,457

In 2-unit structures: $415,393
Here:

$415,393
State:

$524,046

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $285,177
Here:

$285,177
State:

$600,393

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $253,579
Here:

$253,579
State:

$779,069

Mobile homes: $89,967
Here:

$89,967
State:

$72,935
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,676
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $1,144

Institutionalized population: 11,972

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 290
  • Burglaries: 4
  • Thefts: 7
  • Auto thefts: 6

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 258
  • Burglaries: 9
  • Thefts: 9
  • Auto thefts: 3
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Health of residents in Suffolk County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is better than average.
74.8% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
52.3% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
89.0% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
75.9% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 196 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 159 pounds. This is about average.
15.0% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 3910 buildings, average cost: $154,200
  • 2001: 3488 buildings, average cost: $155,900
  • 2002: 3481 buildings, average cost: $170,400
  • 2003: 2636 buildings, average cost: $204,400
  • 2004: 2940 buildings, average cost: $255,600
  • 2005: 4241 buildings, average cost: $253,600
  • 2006: 2410 buildings, average cost: $296,500
  • 2007: 2030 buildings, average cost: $309,800
  • 2008: 972 buildings, average cost: $430,600
  • 2009: 791 buildings, average cost: $392,800
  • 2010: 910 buildings, average cost: $410,800
  • 2011: 759 buildings, average cost: $411,100
  • 2012: 815 buildings, average cost: $499,300
  • 2013: 1029 buildings, average cost: $468,000
  • 2014: 1184 buildings, average cost: $629,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $9,058 (2.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $8,275 (2.1%)

Suffolk County household income distribution in 2009 Suffolk County home values distribution Suffolk County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 7.6%
(5.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.2% for Black residents, 15.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.9% for American Indian residents, 28.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 18.6% for other race residents, 13.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 7.6%
Suffolk County:

7.6%
New York:

15.4%
(5.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.2% for Black residents, 15.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.8% for American Indian residents, 28.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 18.6% for other race residents, 13.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 41 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 46 years old, Asian residents: 34 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

Area name: Nassau-Suffolk, NY HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Suffolk County is $1084 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $1280 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1699 a month.

Cities in this county include: Brentwood, West Babylon, Commack, Coram, Central Islip, Huntington Station, West Islip, Deer Park, Lindenhurst, Holbrook.

Suffolk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
City or TownHomes measuredLiving AreaBasement
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Babylon town400.20.1 - 0.432 - 5
Brookhaven town660.10.1 - 0.443 - 6
East Hampton town130.60.2 - 1.774 - 12
Huntington town1100.80.5 - 1.3119 - 13
Islip town510.20.1 - 0.432 - 4
Poospatuck Reservation00.20.1 - 1.341 - 10
Riverhead town60.30.1 - 1.042 - 8
Shelter Island town10.30.1 - 1.661 - 15
Shinnecock Reservation00.20.1 - 1.341 - 10
Smithtown town471.20.6 - 2.6097 - 13
Southampton town170.10.1 - 0.431 - 5
Southold town70.70.2 - 2.785 - 14
Suffolk county3580.5 6 

2012 air pollution in Suffolk County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.029 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.0 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Essex County, New Jersey , Passaic County, New Jersey , Fremont County, Iowa , Marion County, Iowa , Mills County, Iowa , Warren County, Illinois .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.6%
New York:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 82,092
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 27.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 158,525 (49% naturalized citizens)

Suffolk County:

11.2%
Whole state:

20.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 29,958
  • 1990 to 1994: 25,012
  • 1985 to 1989: 23,474
  • 1980 to 1984: 18,523
  • 1975 to 1979: 10,376
  • 1970 to 1974: 10,851
  • 1970 to 1974: 10,847
  • 1965 to 1969: 29,484
Note: State values scaled to Suffolk County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 73.4%

Suffolk County marital status for males Suffolk County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 426,250
  • One, attached: 21,835
  • Two: 20,669
  • 3 or 4: 10,116
  • 5 to 9: 11,119
  • 10 to 19: 11,934
  • 20 or more: 14,927
  • Mobile homes: 5,374
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 99

Housing units in Suffolk County with a mortgage: 256,359 (23,177 second mortgage, 32,420 home equity loan, 897 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 91,531

Here:

73.7% with mortgage
State:

67.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Suffolk County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic879,45775
Mainline Protestant69,205182
Evangelical Protestant58,909264
Other50,771124
Orthodox10,19010
Black Protestant8,29849
None416,520-
Suffolk County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 514
Suffolk County:

3.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 9
Here:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 217
This county:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 256
Suffolk County:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 1,232
This county:

8.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Suffolk County:

8.1%
New York:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Suffolk County:

23.4%
State:

23.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

22.3%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Suffolk County:

Average size of farms: 52 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $309,035
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $8156.39
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 71.08%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 11.67%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $270,618
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 63.84%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 62.31%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $206,704
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 60.98%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 0.68
Corn for grain: 1146 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 213 harvested acres
Vegetables: 5,149 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 3,184 acres

Earthquake activity:

Suffolk County-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 226.0 miles away from Suffolk County center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 255.2 miles away from the county center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 186.7 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 161.9 miles away from the county center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 198.4 miles away from Suffolk County center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 160.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New York Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: February 08, 2013 to February 09, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4111: April 23, 2013, FEMA Id: 4111, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • New York Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 27, 2012 to November 09, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3351: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3351, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 27, 2012 to November 09, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4085: October 30, 2012, FEMA Id: 4085, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4020: August 31, 2011, FEMA Id: 4020, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 25, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3328: August 26, 2011, FEMA Id: 3328, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 26, 2010 to December 27, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1957: February 18, 2011, FEMA Id: 1957, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • New York Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 13, 2010 to March 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1899: April 16, 2010, FEMA Id: 1899, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Severe Storms and Flooding Associated with Tropical Depression Ida and a Nor'easter, Incident Period: November 12, 2009 to November 14, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1869: December 31, 2009, FEMA Id: 1869, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Tropical Depression
  • New York Severe Storms and Inland and Coastal Flooding, Incident Period: April 14, 2007 to April 18, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1692: April 24, 2007, FEMA Id: 1692, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3262: September 30, 2005, FEMA Id: 3262, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 15 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Suffolk County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 9, Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Other: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • El Salvador (12%)
  • Italy (7%)
  • Dominican Republic (5%)
  • Colombia (4%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Ecuador (4%)
  • India (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Suffolk County (%):

  • Italian (27%)
  • Irish (17%)
  • German (11%)
  • Polish (4%)
  • English (3%)
  • United States or American (3%)
  • Russian (2%)

Suffolk County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 523,534 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 66,911 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 6,689 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 159 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 1,308 (0%)
  • Railroad: 35,506 (5%)
  • Ferryboat: 194 (0%)
  • Taxi: 1,952 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 208 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 1,457 (0%)
  • Walked: 11,081 (2%)
  • Other means: 3,606 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 17,801 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Suffolk County, New York in 2000:

  • 8,365 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 8,179 people in nursing homes
  • 3,009 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2,005 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 1,471 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 913 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 819 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 736 people in religious group quarters
  • 729 people in other group homes
  • 522 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 374 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 341 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 287 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 283 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 219 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 120 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 93 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 70 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 65 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 64 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 45 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 37 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 32 people in institutions for the deaf
  • 25 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 20 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 18 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 18 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 2 people in military ships

People in group quarters in Suffolk County, New York in 2010:

  • 10,175 people in college/university student housing
  • 8,901 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 3,237 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 1,658 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 1,215 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 1,194 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 1,132 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 489 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 467 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 268 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 257 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 241 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 82 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 43 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 27 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 14 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 6 people in correctional residential facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $77,086.

2.93% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($56,495 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.93%
New York average:

5.06%


0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,023 average AGI)
Suffolk County:

0.07%
New York average:

0.08%

1.77% relocated from other counties in New York ($38,644 average AGI)
1.09% relocated from other states ($16,827 average AGI)
Suffolk County:

1.09%
New York average:

2.01%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Nassau County, NY  0.77% ($64,486 average AGI)
from Queens County, NY  0.37% ($58,407)
from New York County, NY  0.19% ($111,826)
from Kings County, NY  0.18% ($52,688)
from Bronx County, NY  0.07% ($38,183)
from Westchester County, NY  0.04% ($61,382)
from Palm Beach County, FL  0.03% ($59,212)


3.27% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($56,381 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.27%
New York average:

5.46%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($483 average AGI)
Suffolk County:

0.04%
New York average:

0.11%

1.51% relocated to other counties in New York ($27,349 average AGI)
1.72% relocated to other states ($28,549 average AGI)
Suffolk County:

1.72%
New York average:

2.38%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Nassau County, NY  0.57% ($61,498 average AGI)
to Queens County, NY  0.29% ($47,881)
to New York County, NY  0.21% ($92,493)
to Kings County, NY  0.16% ($43,792)
to Palm Beach County, FL  0.06% ($80,239)
to Bronx County, NY  0.04% ($33,071)
to Broward County, FL  0.04% ($43,326)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.4
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.2

Births per 1000 population in Suffolk County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Suffolk County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 4.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Suffolk County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 3.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Suffolk County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Suffolk County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 218,844 (181,807 aged, 37,037 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 27,881 (7%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Suffolk County, New York in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (28,676)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (12,127)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (9,314)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (6,224)
  • Unspecified dementia (4,799)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (3,939)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (3,816)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (3,669)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (3,632)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (3,590)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.88
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10,651
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 266
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 31,430

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,318
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 775
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 16

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 71
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 91

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 16
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 3,416

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 57.4. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 21.2
  • Suffocation - 19.4
  • Poisoning - 7.9
  • Other - 8.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,463,944
  • In family households: 1,297,395 (252,527 male householders, 118,370 female householders)
    287,935 spouses, 469,559 children (446,214 natural, 9,207 adopted, 14,138 stepchildren), 29,401 grandchildren, 19,391 brothers or sisters, 19,922 parents, 33,536 other relatives, 50,950 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 166,549 (57,133 male householders (42,138 living alone)), 71,892 female householders (60,762 living alone)), 37,524 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 29,406 (11,972 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 125,050 2-persons, 83,058 3-persons, 85,685 4-persons, 44,082 5-persons, 17,329 6-persons, 15,693 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 102,900 1-person, 20,591 2-persons, 2,905 3-persons, 1,282 4-persons, 639 5-persons, 282 6-persons, 426 7-or-more-persons.

278,534 married couples with children.
53,249 single-parent households (11,891 men, 41,358 women).

82.9% of residents of Suffolk County speak English at home.
8.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (53% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
6.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (57% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (76% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $8,648,813,000 ($5,862 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $654,874,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $3,286,217,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $1,694,651,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $12,122,000
Federal grants: $1,656,915,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,199,059,000 ($564,593,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $799,849,000 ($45,095,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $91,016,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $606,153,000
Federal Government insurance: $5,607,824,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 104,297
Here:

71 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 59,923
Here:

41 per 1000 residents
State:

42 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +24,211
Here:

+16 per 1000 residents
State:

+35 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -11,349
Here -8 per 1000 residents
State -52 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Suffolk County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 124.59 millions of gallons per day (100% from ground, 0% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

3.6

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 1,416
  • 2010 to 2013: 3,378
  • 2000 to 2009: 48,821
  • 1990 to 1999: 46,812
  • 1980 to 1989: 57,763
  • 1970 to 1979: 103,139
  • 1960 to 1969: 117,759
  • 1950 to 1959: 104,499
  • 1940 to 1949: 29,417
  • 1939 or earlier: 57,697
Note: State values scaled to Suffolk population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Suffolk County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Suffolk County population
  • 1 room: 170
  • 2 rooms: 1,156
  • 3 rooms: 6,864
  • 4 rooms: 21,185
  • 5 rooms: 51,337
  • 6 rooms: 79,942
  • 7 rooms: 79,602
  • 8 rooms: 71,849
  • 9+ rooms: 62,266
  • 1 room: 3,298
  • 2 rooms: 8,708
  • 3 rooms: 23,104
  • 4 rooms: 21,760
  • 5 rooms: 15,783
  • 6 rooms: 10,630
  • 7 rooms: 5,307
  • 8 rooms: 3,406
  • 9+ rooms: 2,932
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Suffolk County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Suffolk County population
  • no bedroom: 396
  • 1 bedroom: 10,010
  • 2 bedrooms: 48,895
  • 3 bedrooms: 166,512
  • 4 bedrooms: 113,478
  • 5+ bedrooms: 35,080
  • no bedroom: 4,243
  • 1 bedroom: 33,950
  • 2 bedrooms: 27,804
  • 3 bedrooms: 19,672
  • 4 bedrooms: 6,837
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,422
Cars and other vehicles available in Suffolk County, New York in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Suffolk County population
  • no vehicle: 12,117
  • 1 vehicle: 82,978
  • 2 vehicles: 182,444
  • 3 vehicles: 67,722
  • 4 vehicles: 21,939
  • 5+ vehicles: 7,171
  • no vehicle: 13,376
  • 1 vehicle: 43,008
  • 2 vehicles: 29,712
  • 3 vehicles: 6,240
  • 4 vehicles: 1,757
  • 5+ vehicles: 835

66% of Suffolk County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 67% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 75% lived in New York.

Suffolk County:

66.1%
State average:

64.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 1,127,869
  • Northeast: 45,783
  • Midwest: 16,268
  • South: 37,179
  • West: 11,626

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $161,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Suffolk County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (66.4%)
  • Utility gas (27.2%)
  • Electricity (4.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (51.0%)
  • Utility gas (29.5%)
  • Electricity (15.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 12,146
Here:

7.0%
New York:

14.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 5,370
Here:

6.8%
New York:

13.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 18,690
Here:

29.3%
New York:

38.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Suffolk County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $45,715,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $35,014,000
  • Construction - Water Utilities: $31,583,000
    Parks and Recreation: $17,624,000
    General Public Buildings: $11,762,000
    Other Higher Education: $9,892,000
    Regular Highways: $9,420,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $9,357,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,946,000
    Sewerage: $6,465,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,775,000
    Police Protection: $2,753,000
    Libraries: $1,235,000
    Health - Other: $869,000
    General - Other: $800,000
    Air Transportation: $570,000
    Local Fire Protection: $440,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $505,193,000
    Police Protection: $418,772,000
    Health - Other: $333,874,000
    Other Higher Education: $148,749,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $146,615,000
    Correctional Institutions: $85,906,000
    Water Utilities: $81,088,000
    Sewerage: $72,781,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $44,513,000
    General Public Buildings: $37,497,000
    Transit Utilities: $36,129,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $29,763,000
    Corrections - Other: $28,842,000
    Central Staff Services: $27,965,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $26,838,000
    Regular Highways: $23,651,000
    Financial Administration: $22,274,000
    Parks and Recreation: $17,380,000
    Local Fire Protection: $8,093,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,453,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,099,000
    Air Transportation: $855,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $64,612,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Housing and Community Development: $4,473,000
    General - Other: $983,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $623,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $218,436,000
    General - Other: $33,695,000
    Transit Utilities: $21,749,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,212,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,188,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resources - Other: $16,029,000
    Police Protection: $9,219,000
    Regular Highways: $8,727,000
    Water Utilities: $8,213,000
    Parks and Recreation: $8,107,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,141,000
    Health - Other: $2,324,000
    Other Higher Education: $2,319,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,183,000
    General - Other: $1,361,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $903,000
    General Public Building: $666,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $584,000
    Central Staff Services: $464,000
    Correctional Institutions: $246,000
    Financial Administration: $140,000
    Solid Waste Management: $75,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $951,840,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $22,745,000

Suffolk County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $88,047,000
    Higher Education - Other: $50,844,000
    Sewerage: $23,520,000
    Parks and Recreation: $10,245,000
    Air Transportation: $932,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $12,924,000
    All Other: $9,693,000
    Housing and Community Development: $6,550,000
    Highways: $90,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $7,858,000
    Sewerage: $4,705,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $62,051,000
    Interest Earnings: $49,587,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $21,853,000
    Special Assessments: $2,408,000
    Rents: $1,465,000
    Sale of Property: $19,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $145,193,000
    Transit Utilities: $6,214,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $274,593,000
    Health and Hospitals: $152,916,000
    All Other: $51,102,000
    Education: $44,413,000
    Transit Utilities: $9,224,000
    Highways: $5,117,000
    Housing and Community Development: $850,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,114,127,000
    Property: $555,746,000
    NEC: $14,750,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $8,653,000
    Other License: $3,361,000
    Pari-mutuels Sales: $3,236,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,452,000

Suffolk County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,271,006,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,101,766,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $386,078,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $299,986,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $216,838,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $178,194,000
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $130,645,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $8,853,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $231,400,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $225,800,000

Suffolk County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $300,405,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $433,735,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $315,987,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 20,932
  • Number of aged recipients: 3,232
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 17,700
  • Number of recipients under 18: 2,105
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 13,335
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 5,492
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 8,585
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 10,234
Suffolk County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Suffolk County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 312 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3,295$301,4555,796$351,37818,818$288,7311,427$182,74427$1,708,7781,925$591,76654$88,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED249$278,056709$367,6212,735$321,497331$140,7492$301,000290$680,3148$66,750
APPLICATIONS DENIED774$282,0041,319$318,4259,989$338,0511,309$105,2837$681,2861,020$529,27148$89,042
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN646$282,488900$337,2436,908$319,195361$181,8251$350,000500$621,6004$152,250
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS131$286,473248$325,3591,655$338,689192$161,2920$0155$525,1557$77,143
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 296 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED864$305,813372$336,8985$340,6000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED412$304,803270$335,13010$289,1001$398,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED268$290,545273$327,5532$212,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN145$272,55279$348,0891$314,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS59$324,18623$343,6963$292,3330$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Suffolk County, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John12,52473.5 years
Mary10,51480.4 years
Joseph8,82274.4 years
William8,24773.9 years
Anna5,71582.4 years
Frank5,48675.4 years
James5,23371.3 years
George5,17274.6 years
Margaret5,09479.2 years
Helen4,96179.8 years
Most common last names in Suffolk County, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2,20275.8 years
Johnson1,20674.0 years
Miller1,19076.2 years
Brown1,06474.5 years
Williams78272.7 years
Murphy73074.6 years
Jones69373.5 years
Anderson68275.9 years
Kelly67575.9 years
Davis59274.5 years
Businesses in Suffolk County, NY
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven132Jones New York17
ALDO5Journeys4
AMF Bowling7Justice9
AT&T53KFC18
Abercrombie & Fitch2Kmart6
Abercrombie Kids2Kohl's8
Ace Hardware17Kroger2
Advance Auto Parts14LA Fitness5
Aeropostale4La Quinta1
Aerosoles1La-Z-Boy3
American Eagle Outfitters7Lane Bryant7
Ann Taylor10Lane Furniture4
Apple Store2LensCrafters4
Applebee's13Levi Strauss & Co.1
Ashley Furniture1Long John Silver's1
Audi5Lowe's4
AutoZone9Macy's6
Avenue6Marriott6
BMW4Marshalls9
Bakers2MasterBrand Cabinets96
Bally Total Fitness4McDonald's48
Banana Republic5Men's Wearhouse5
Barnes & Noble3Motherhood Maternity11
Baskin-Robbins47New Balance20
Bath & Body Works7New York & Co4
Bebe2Nike98
Bed Bath & Beyond6Nissan5
Ben & Jerry's4OfficeMax3
Blockbuster20Old Country Buffet1
Brooks Brothers4Old Navy8
Brookstone2Olive Garden1
Budget Car Rental2Outback5
Buffalo Wild Wings3Outback Steakhouse5
Burger King24Pac Sun4
Buybuy BABY1Panda Express1
CVS52Panera Bread11
Cache2Papa John's Pizza9
Casual Male XL5Pathmark10
Catherines2Payless23
Charlotte Russe2Penske9
Chevrolet7PetSmart3
Chico's5Pier 1 Imports8
Chipotle2Pizza Hut4
Chuck E. Cheese's3Pottery Barn2
Cinnabon 4Pottery Barn Kids1
Circle K1Quiznos10
Clarks2RadioShack34
Cold Stone Creamery3Raymour & Flanigan2
Coldwater Creek2Red Lobster3
Comfort Inn1Rite Aid43
Costco4Ruby Tuesday6
Curves13Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
DHL13SAS Shoes5
Deb1Saks Fifth Avenue1
Decora Cabinetry35Sam's Club1
Dennys1Sears20
Domino's Pizza18Sephora2
DressBarn10Sheraton1
Dressbarn10Skechers USA2
Dunkin Donuts88Soma Intimates2
Econo Lodge1Spencer Gifts2
Eddie Bauer3Sprint Nextel24
Express4Staples14
Extended Stay America1Starbucks43
Famous Footwear9Stop & Shop24
Fashion Bug6Subaru4
FedEx216Subway89
Finish Line2T-Mobile67
Firestone Complete Auto Care10T.G.I. Driday's7
Foot Locker3T.J.Maxx6
Forever 212Taco Bell18
GNC37Talbots3
GameStop27Target8
Gap10The Cheesecake Factory2
Goodwill11The Limited1
Gymboree4The Room Place5
H&M1Toyota6
H&R Block23Toys"R"Us17
Haagen-Dazs4Trader Joe's1
Harmon Face Values2True Value35
Hilton5U-Haul67
Holiday Inn6UPS212
Hollister Co.1Vans9
Home Depot14Verizon Wireless16
Honda6Victoria's Secret5
Hot Topic1Volkswagen6
Houlihan's1Waldbaums20
Hyatt2Walgreens17
Hyundai5Walmart6
IHOP8Wendy's25
IZOD2Wet Seal1
J. Jill2White Castle6
J.Crew7Whole Foods Market1
JCPenney4World Gym5
JoS. A. Bank3YMCA5
Johnny Rockets1

Suffolk County on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"