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Riverhead, New York (NY) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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15.7% of Riverhead, NY residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 10.1% greater than the poverty level of 14.1% across the entire state of New York. Taking into account residents not living in families, 16.5% of high school graduates and 34.6% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 23.0% among disabled males and 15.6% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 79.3%. For comparison, it was 36.3% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Riverhead, NY

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Riverhead:

15.7%
Whole state:

14.1%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Riverhead:

10.3%
Whole state:

6.4%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Riverhead:

23.0%
New York:

18.1%
Disability rate in this place among poor males (it is 22.4% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Riverhead:

49.3%
New York:

29.6%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Riverhead:

15.6%
New York:

23.0%
Disability rate in this place among poor females (it is 23.5% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Riverhead:

28.6%
New York:

31.0%

Renting rate in this place among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

79.3%
Residents above poverty level:

36.3%

Poverty by age in Riverhead, NY

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Riverhead
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Riverhead,NY (percentage below poverty level)
  • 0.0%Under 5 years
  • 69.4%5 years
  • 29.3%6 to 11 years
  • 0.0%12 to 14 years
  • 29.0%15 years
  • 17.0%16 and 17 years
  • 6.7%18 to 24 years
  • 9.1%25 to 34 years
  • 2.1%35 to 44 years
  • 5.0%45 to 54 years
  • 17.2%55 to 64 years
  • 8.8%65 to 74 years
  • 4.7%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Riverhead
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Riverhead,NY (percentage below poverty level)
  • 0.0%Under 5 years
  • 0.0%5 years
  • 43.6%6 to 11 years
  • 47.0%12 to 14 years
  • 0.0%15 years
  • 0.0%16 and 17 years
  • 21.9%18 to 24 years
  • 27.7%25 to 34 years
  • 24.2%35 to 44 years
  • 1.3%45 to 54 years
  • 26.2%55 to 64 years
  • 10.2%65 to 74 years
  • 9.4%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Riverhead, NY
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Riverhead,NY (% below half of poverty level)
  • 5.5%Under 5 years
  • 7.0%5 years
  • 4.5%6 to 11 years
  • 4.5%12 to 14 years
  • 3.3%15 years
  • 19.6%16 and 17 years
  • 11.9%18 to 24 years
  • 4.7%25 to 34 years
  • 4.6%35 to 44 years
  • 5.1%45 to 54 years
  • 6.7%55 to 64 years
  • 3.7%65 to 74 years
  • 3.0%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Riverhead, NY

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Riverhead, NY
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Riverhead, NY (%)
  • 6.4%White
  • 41.0%Black
  • 34.6%American Indian
  • 46.3%Asian
  • 8.1%Other race
  • 0.0%2+ races
  • 15.9%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Riverhead, NY
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Riverhead, NY (absolute numbers)
  • 492White
  • 1,283Black
  • 98American Indian
  • 76Asian
  • 18Other race
  • 02+ races
  • 473Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 15.8%Below poverty level
  • 84.2%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 11.2%Below poverty level
  • 88.8%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Riverhead, NY

Children below poverty level:
Riverhead, New York:

22.5%
State:

19.4%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Riverhead:

16.5%
New York:

18.3%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Riverhead:

34.6%
New York:

44.0%
Poor families by family type
  • 26.0%Married-couple family
  • 0.0%Male, no wife present
  • 74.0%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Riverhead not in families by work experience
  • 4.1%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 34.6%Worked part-time
  • 61.3%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 4.1%Both worked full-time
  • 0.0%One full-time, other part-time
  • 25.5%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 8.2%Both worked part-time
  • 5.1%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 57.1%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.0%1999 to 2000
  • 0.0%1995 to 1998
  • 0.0%1990 to 1994
  • 25.6%1980 to 1989
  • 4.4%1970 to 1979
  • 7.8%1960 to 1969
  • 47.8%1950 to 1959
  • 0.0%1940 to 1949
  • 14.4%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 2.3%1999 to 2000
  • 2.4%1995 to 1998
  • 11.7%1990 to 1994
  • 11.1%1980 to 1989
  • 9.4%1970 to 1979
  • 12.8%1960 to 1969
  • 23.2%1950 to 1959
  • 8.7%1940 to 1949
  • 18.4%1939 or earlier
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