Fire Island, New York Population 2024

228

Fire Island is a city located in Suffolk County New York. Fire Island has a 2024 population of 228. Fire Island is currently declining at a rate of -13.31% annually and its population has decreased by -38.04% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 368 in 2020.

The average household income in Fire Island is $141,460 with a poverty rate of 1.38%. The median age in Fire Island is 48.1 years: 54.1 years for males, and 48.1 years for females.

Fire Island Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fire Island was:

  • White: 68.79%
  • Black or African American: 20.81%
  • Two or more races: 10.07%
  • Native American: 0.34%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
9.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
24.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-38.04% (-140)
The current population of Fire Island, New York is 228 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 368.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White20568.79%
Black or African American6220.81%
Two or more races3010.07%
Native American10.34%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Fire Island Population by Race

Fire Island Population Pyramid 2024

Fire Island Median Age

48.1

Total

54.1

Male

48.1

Female

Fire Island Adults

There are 243 adults, (43 of whom are seniors) in Fire Island.

Fire Island Age Dependency

49

Age Dependency Ratio

21.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Fire Island Sex Ratio

Female14950%
Male14950%

Fire Island Population by Age

Fire Island Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All923.1668.531.5
Married562.8980.419.6
Non Family221.3272.727.3
Female137.387.792.3
Male141000

3.5

Average Family Size

3.16

Average Household Size

68.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fire Island Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade94.13%
Associates Degree2913.3%
Bachelors Degree3516.06%
Graduate Degree2913.3%
High School Graduate4621.1%
Less Than 9th Grade2411.01%
Some College4621.1%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Fire Island Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fire Island Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White12512145
Hispanic50220
Black434219
2+ Races2180

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 97.67%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 44.19%.

Fire Island Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$2,499
Graduate Degree$0$0$46,875
High School Graduate$36,250$0$34,107
Less Than 9th Grade$0$16,346$0
Overall$45,688$78,553$43,958
Some College$77,632$78,882$42,708

$45,688

Average Earnings

$78,553

Average Male

$43,958

Average Female

Fire Island Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fire Island Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fire Island Language

72.41% of Fire Island residents speak only English, while 27.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 26.21% of the population.

Fire Island Language

Fire Island Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White15742.55%

1.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.84%

Male Poverty Rate

0%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fire Island

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fire Island is White, with 2.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fire Island is White, with 2.55% 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 0%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 6.15%.

Fire Island Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School8.89%
Less Than 9th Grade0%
Some College0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Fire Island Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Fire Island Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fire Island Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$115,192$155,414
Households$108,750$141,460
Married Families$116,346$-999,999,999
Non Families$46,250$77,018

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fire Island Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

58.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.4%

Male Marriage Rate

56.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Fire Island Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Fire Island Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Fire Island Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fire Island Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

14

Number of Veterans

14

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam10
Korea4
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
World War II0

Fire Island Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7410
75+4
18 to 340
35 to 540
55 to 640

Fire Island Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White148.86%

Fire Island Veterans by Race

Fire Island Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fire Island Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

71.1%

Labor Force Participation

66.3%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Fire Island Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fire Island Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fire Island 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

68.12%

Born in Fire Island

92.28%

Native Born

7.72%

Foreign Born

1.68%

Non Citizen

6.04%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.28% of Fire Island residents were born in the United States, with 68.12% having been born in New York. 1.68% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Fire Island Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2024228-35-13.31%
2023263-35-11.74%
2022298-49-14.12%
2021347-21-5.71%
20203687525.6%
20192934417.67%
201824931.22%
2017246-22-8.21%
2016268-30-10.07%
2015298-21-6.58%
2014319-47-12.84%
2013366164.57%
2012350-19-5.15%
20113697726.37%
201029200%

Fire Island Population by Year