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Fire Island, NY (New York) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $514,563 (it was $272,000 in 2000)
Fire Island:

$514,563
New York:

$338,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $315,057 - $713,902

Fire Island,NY index of house prices

Total population: 292 (Urban population: 0, Rural population: 305 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 3,339 (98 occupied: 89 owner occupied, 9 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

9%
State:

46%

Housing density: 386 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $38,936,225.

Median contract rent in 2019: $1,435 (lower quartile is $102, upper quartile is over $2,000)


Median gross rent in Fire Island, NY in 2019: $1,546

Housing units in Fire Island with a mortgage: 32 (0 second mortgage, 2 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 59

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $163,224

Median monthly housing costs: $1,495


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Fire Island, New York Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1964

Median year apartment built: 1973

Household type by relationship:

Households: 291
  • Male householders: 56 (8 living alone), Female householders: 41 (17 living alone)
  • 58 spouses (56 opposite-sex spouses), 7 unmarried partners, (7 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 63 children (54 natural, 0 adopted, 9 stepchildren), 13 grandchildren, 4 brothers or sisters, 11 parents, 0 foster children, 21 other relatives, 8 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 5

Size of family households: 30 2-persons, 8 3-persons, 12 4-persons, 11 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 26 1-person, 2 2-persons, 3 3-persons.

33 married couples with children.
0 single-parent households (0 men, 0 women).

69.8% of residents of Fire Island speak English at home.
26.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (22% speak English very well, 38% speak English well, 27% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

Foreign born population: 65 (22.3%)
(70.8% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

5.7
State:

3.8

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Fire Island, New York
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Fire Island, New York
  • 0no bedroom
  • 21 bedroom
  • 72 bedrooms
  • 393 bedrooms
  • 234 bedrooms
  • 195+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fire Island, New York
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fire Island, New York
  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 22 bedrooms
  • 53 bedrooms
  • 24 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Fire Island in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Fire Island in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 19no vehicle
  • 241 vehicle
  • 292 vehicles
  • 123 vehicles
  • 74 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Fire Island in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Fire Island in renter-occupied apartments
  • 0no vehicle
  • 41 vehicle
  • 52 vehicles
  • 03 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Fire Island, New York
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Fire Island, New York
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 03 rooms
  • 154 rooms
  • 75 rooms
  • 256 rooms
  • 137 rooms
  • 128 rooms
  • 179+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fire Island, New York
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fire Island, New York
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 03 rooms
  • 24 rooms
  • 25 rooms
  • 26 rooms
  • 07 rooms
  • 38 rooms
  • 09+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2019 house/condo value by year built
Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in Fire Island, NY
  • Fire Island, NY household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Fire Island, NY in 2019
  • 2Less than $10,000
  • 8$10,000 to $19,999
  • 6$20,000 to $29,999
  • 6$30,000 to $39,999
  • 7$40,000 to $49,999
  • 2$50,000 to $59,999
  • 2$60,000 to $74,999
  • 5$75,000 to $99,999
  • 11$100,000 to $124,999
  • 16$125,000 to $149,999
  • 14$150,000 to $199,999
  • 19$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2019 in Fire Island, NY

  • Distribution of house value in Fire Island, NY in 2019
  • 3$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1$40,000 to $49,999
  • 2$125,000 to $149,999
  • 2$200,000 to $249,999
  • 8$250,000 to $299,999
  • 6$300,000 to $399,999
  • 20$400,000 to $499,999
  • 33$500,000 to $749,999
  • 1$750,000 to $999,999
  • 13$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in Fire Island, NY

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Fire Island, NY in 2019
  • 1Less than $100
  • 2$1,000 to $1,249
  • 2$1,500 to $1,999
  • 2$3,500 or more
  • 0No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2019

Percentage of workers working in this county: 89.9%
Number of people working at home: 3 (2.2% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 13
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 8
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 9
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 10
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 26
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 8
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 17
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 2
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 9
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 1
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 11
  • 90 or more minutes: 12
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Fire Island

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 440 (61.8%)
  • Carpooled: 93 (13.1%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 49 (6.9%)
  • Ferryboat: 63 (8.8%)
  • Walked: 85 (11.9%)
  • Worked at home: 3 (0.4%)
Class of Workers in 2019
  • Unemployment by race in 2019
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 4.5%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 13.3%Males
  • 9.9%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Fire Island, New York
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Fire Island, New York
  • 232010 or later
  • 62000 to 2009
  • 131990 to 1999
  • 51980 to 1989
  • 01970 to 1979
  • 0Before 1970
Ancestries in Fire Island, NY

First ancestries reported:

  • Italian: 22 (15.0%)
  • American: 17 (11.6%)
  • Irish: 10 (6.8%)
  • Polish: 7 (4.8%)
  • German: 4 (2.7%)
  • European: 3 (2.0%)
  • French: 1 (0.7%)
  • Jamaican: 1 (0.7%)

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

El Salvador
Fire Island:

61.5% (40)
New York:

2.4% (107,283)

Dominican Republic
Fire Island:

21.5% (14)
New York:

11.2% (496,813)

India
Fire Island:

6.2% (4)
New York:

3.6% (161,045)

Peru
Fire Island:

4.6% (3)
New York:

1.2% (52,819)

Mexico
Fire Island:

1.5% (1)
New York:

5.0% (219,352)

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

  • This state: 167
  • Other state: 45
  • Northeast: 25
  • Midwest: 6
  • South: 12
  • West: 1

92.8% of Fire Island residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 46.4% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 0.0% lived in New York.


Fire Island:

92.8%
State average:

89.5%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 20
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1
  • 7th and 8th grade: 0
  • 9th grade: 2
  • 10th grade: 1
  • 11th grade: 0
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 24
  • Less than 1 year of college: 16
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 10
  • Associate degree: 4
  • Bachelor's degree: 21
  • Master's degree: 1
  • Professional school degree: 12
  • Doctorate degree: 0
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 8
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 6
  • 5th and 6th grade: 2
  • 7th and 8th grade: 0
  • 9th grade: 0
  • 10th grade: 0
  • 11th grade: 3
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 0
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 19
  • Less than 1 year of college: 11
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 4
  • Associate degree: 10
  • Bachelor's degree: 24
  • Master's degree: 13
  • Professional school degree: 2
  • Doctorate degree: 0
Educational Attainment for Females
Fire Island marital status for males
Fire Island marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,022
  • One, attached: 33
  • Two: 40
  • 3 or 4: 31
  • 5 to 9: 19
  • 10 to 19: 158
  • 20 to 49: 50
  • Mobile homes: 21
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2019: 2.1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2019: 0.7%

House/condo owner moved in on average 20 years ago

Renter moved in on average 12 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Fire Island
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Fire Island, NY
  • 55.2%Utility gas
  • 20.7%Electricity
  • 19.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.3%Wood
  • 2.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Fire Island, NY
  • 55.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 44.4%Utility gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2
Here:

11.1%
New York:

14.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
New York:

14.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2
Here:

16.7%
New York:

37.4%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability