East Rockaway, New York Population 2024

9,975

East Rockaway is a city located in Nassau County New York. East Rockaway has a 2024 population of 9,975. East Rockaway is currently declining at a rate of -0.26% annually and its population has decreased by -1.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,081 in 2020.

The average household income in East Rockaway is $153,139 with a poverty rate of 2.98%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in East Rockaway is 40.5 years, 44.1 years for males, and 39.4 years for females.

East Rockaway Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of East Rockaway was:

  • White: 82.7%
  • Black or African American: 6.25%
  • Asian: 4.46%
  • Two or more races: 3.81%
  • Other race: 2.78%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
9,798.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.05% (-106)
The current population of East Rockaway, New York is 9,975 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 10,081.

East Rockaway, New York Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White8,32882.7%
Black or African American6296.25%
Asian4494.46%
Two or more races3843.81%
Other race2802.78%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

East Rockaway Population by Race

East Rockaway Population Pyramid 2024

East Rockaway Median Age

40.5

Total

44.1

Male

39.4

Female

East Rockaway Adults

There are 7,856 adults, (1,739 of whom are seniors) in East Rockaway.

East Rockaway Age Dependency

64.6

Age Dependency Ratio

28.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.2

Child Dependency Ratio

East Rockaway Sex Ratio

Female5,61755.78%
Male4,45344.22%

East Rockaway Population by Age

East Rockaway Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,8222.5973.926.1
Married1,9673.578.321.7
Non Family1,2111.1669.530.5
Female5672.5564.635.4
Male772.321000

3.15

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

73.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

East Rockaway Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3705.14%
9th to 12th Grade1892.63%
High School Graduate1,72223.94%
Some College1,00113.92%
Associates Degree5637.83%
Bachelors Degree1,74824.3%
Graduate Degree1,60022.24%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

East Rockaway Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

East Rockaway Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White5,6835,3692,821
Hispanic643485198
Black480480197
Asian29120488
Other Race26624213
2+ Races1609164

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 49.64%.

East Rockaway Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$77,276$86,271$68,587
Less Than 9th Grade$35,133$0$0
High School Graduate$48,640$70,298$34,554
Some College$51,069$64,167$46,901
Bachelors Degree$96,771$101,821$85,833
Graduate Degree$92,386$93,953$91,979

$77,276

Average Earnings

$86,271

Average Male

$68,587

Average Female

East Rockaway Earnings by Educational Attainment

East Rockaway Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

East Rockaway Language

85.14% of East Rockaway residents speak only English, while 14.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.18% of the population.

East Rockaway Language

East Rockaway Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White7,7181812.35%
Asian449398.69%
Hispanic942323.4%
Other274279.85%
Black602182.99%

2.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

1.58%

Male Poverty Rate

4.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in East Rockaway

The race most likely to be in poverty in East Rockaway is Other, with 9.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in East Rockaway is White, with 2.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.26%.

East Rockaway Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade5.78%
Bachelors or Greater3.71%
High School3.09%
Some College2.81%

East Rockaway Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed49.07%
Female Employed0.77%
Male Employed0.51%
Male Unemployed0%

East Rockaway Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

East Rockaway Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$115,701$153,139
Families$127,250$182,605
Married Families$163,140$-999,999,999
Non Families$68,125$80,458

mean

median

Income by Household Type

East Rockaway Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.9%

Male Marriage Rate

44.7%

Female Marriage Rate

East Rockaway Married by Age and Sex

male

female

East Rockaway Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

East Rockaway Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

East Rockaway Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

221

Number of Veterans

221

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam110
First Gulf War82
Second Gulf War25
Korea10
World War II0

East Rockaway Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5495
75+93
65 to 7427
55 to 646
18 to 340

East Rockaway Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2213.37%

East Rockaway Veterans by Race

East Rockaway Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

4.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

East Rockaway Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

68.9%

Labor Force Participation

64.6%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

East Rockaway Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

East Rockaway Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

East Rockaway Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

81.55%

Born in East Rockaway

88.21%

Native Born

11.79%

Foreign Born

3.44%

Non Citizen

8.35%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.21% of East Rockaway residents were born in the United States, with 81.55% having been born in New York. 3.44% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

East Rockaway Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20299,842-27-0.27%
20289,869-26-0.26%
20279,895-27-0.27%
20269,922-26-0.26%
20259,948-27-0.27%
20249,975-26-0.26%
202310,001-27-0.27%
202210,028-60-0.59%
202110,08870.07%
202010,0812622.67%
20199,819-9-0.09%
20189,828240.24%
20179,80480.08%
20169,796-14-0.14%
20159,810-9-0.09%
20149,81970.07%
20139,81240.04%
20129,808120.12%
20119,796200.2%
20109,776-638-6.13%
200010,4142622.58%
199010,152-765-7.01%
198010,917-878-7.44%
197011,7951,07410.02%
196010,7212,75134.52%
19507,9702,36042.07%
19405,6101,27029.26%
19304,34000%
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East Rockaway Population by Year