Nassau County vs. Suffolk County

Nassau County (NY)Suffolk County (NY)
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019)1,358,3431,481,093
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019)1.4%-0.8%
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019)1,339,8851,493,147
Population, Census, April 1, 20101,339,5321,493,350
Persons under 5 years, percent5.5%5.4%
Persons under 18 years, percent21.5%21.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent17.8%16.9%
Female persons, percent51.3%50.8%
White alone, percent74.0%84.4%
Black or African American alone, percent13.0%8.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent0.5%0.6%
Asian alone, percent10.5%4.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent0.1%0.1%
Two or More Races, percent1.9%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent17.2%19.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent59.3%67.2%
Veterans, 2014-201845,51363,703
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-201822.2%15.5%
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018)473,496576,873
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-201880.6%80.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018$474,800$386,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018$3,193$2,782
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018$1,360$1,194
Median gross rent, 2014-2018$1,738$1,698
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-201321.3%14.2%
Building permits, 20189841,002
Households, 2014-2018445,517487,981
Persons per household, 2014-20183.002.99
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-201893.3%93.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-201828.3%22.7%
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-201892.6%91.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-201888.9%87.0%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201891.2%90.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201845.2%35.6%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-20184.6%6.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent5.3%5.4%
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201865.1%64.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201859.2%59.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)2,938,8302,990,403
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)13,166,20610,416,203
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)5,196,69815,887,385
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)27,959,05432,382,976
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)24,105,61023,693,357
Total retail sales per capita, 2012$17,866$15,803
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-201836.232.4
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$111,240$96,675
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$49,211$42,204
Persons in poverty, percent5.8%7.3%
Total employer establishments, 201748,60849,806
Total employment, 2017566,051585,525
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000)30,922,16932,005,221
Total employment, percent change, 2016-20171.6%1.2%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017144,282131,986
All firms, 2012162,528153,688
Men-owned firms, 2012100,75193,193
Women-owned firms, 201248,48948,272
Minority-owned firms, 201244,39229,731
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012113,966120,295
Veteran-owned firms, 201211,77512,248
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012145,682136,467
Black-owned firms, percent, 20076.4%4.5%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 20070.4%0.4%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 20078.0%4.3%
Native Hawaiian- and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 20070.0%0.0%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 20077.1%7.1%
Women-owned firms, percent, 200725.9%27.0%
Population per square mile, 20104,704.81,637.4
Land area in square miles, 2010284.72912.05

Source: United States Census Bureau

About this page: Side-by-side comparison between Nassau county (NY) and Suffolk county (NY) using the main population, demographic, and social indicators from the United States Census Bureau.