Riverhead, New York Population 2024

14,534

Riverhead is a city located in Suffolk County New York. Riverhead has a 2024 population of 14,534. Riverhead is currently growing at a rate of 0.5% annually and its population has increased by 4.72% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,879 in 2020.

The average household income in Riverhead is $101,577 with a poverty rate of 11.3%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Riverhead is 44.8 years, 41.2 years for males, and 51.1 years for females.

Riverhead Demographics

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

  • White: 56.54%
  • Other race: 16.44%
  • Black or African American: 13.32%
  • Two or more races: 10.8%
  • Asian: 2.79%
  • Native American: 0.1%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
15.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
962.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
4.72% (655)
The current population of Riverhead, New York is 14,534 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 13,879.

Riverhead, New York Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White8,13556.54%
Other race2,36616.44%
Black or African American1,91713.32%
Two or more races1,55410.8%
Asian4012.79%
Native American150.1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Other race

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Riverhead Population by Race

Riverhead Population Pyramid 2024

Riverhead Median Age

44.8

Total

41.2

Male

51.1

Female

Riverhead Adults

There are 11,467 adults, (3,626 of whom are seniors) in Riverhead.

Riverhead Age Dependency

83.5

Age Dependency Ratio

46.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Riverhead Sex Ratio

Female6,86447.71%
Male7,52452.29%

Riverhead Population by Age

Riverhead Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,1912.6857.542.5
Married2,4673.3668.731.3
Non Family1,7461.0648.651.4
Female5274.2160.339.7
Male4513.3927.972.1

3.38

Average Family Size

2.68

Average Household Size

57.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Riverhead Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,78516.99%
9th to 12th Grade8818.38%
High School Graduate3,71735.37%
Some College1,48114.09%
Associates Degree8738.31%
Bachelors Degree8488.07%
Graduate Degree9248.79%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Riverhead Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Riverhead Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White5,5234,8721,337
Hispanic2,7451,213166
Black1,4791,185156
Other Race1,26035049
2+ Races86949553
Asian34633256
Native American15150

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 24.21%.

Riverhead Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$46,308$49,672$38,967
Less Than 9th Grade$48,345$49,842$29,356
High School Graduate$43,597$53,587$23,250
Some College$38,939$27,281$55,457
Bachelors Degree$72,273$82,143$0
Graduate Degree$57,679$77,406$52,625

$46,308

Average Earnings

$49,672

Average Male

$38,967

Average Female

Riverhead Earnings by Educational Attainment

Riverhead Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Riverhead Language

65.88% of Riverhead residents speak only English, while 34.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 25.95% of the population.

Riverhead Language

Riverhead Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic4,68560612.93%
White6,4204927.66%
Black1,90848525.42%
Other2,3522269.61%
Multiple1,554644.12%
Asian401235.74%

11.3%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.89%

Male Poverty Rate

13.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Riverhead

The race most likely to be in poverty in Riverhead is Black, with 25.42% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Riverhead is Multiple, with 4.12% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.43%.

Riverhead Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College10.69%
High School9.85%
Less Than 9th Grade9.47%
Bachelors or Greater6.58%

Riverhead Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed52.43%
Male Unemployed17.93%
Female Employed5.34%
Male Employed3.2%

Riverhead Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Riverhead Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$73,197$101,577
Families$92,679$124,881
Married Families$98,111$-999,999,999
Non Families$43,182$46,727

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Riverhead Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.8%

Male Marriage Rate

43.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Riverhead Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Riverhead Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Riverhead Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Riverhead Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

430

Number of Veterans

430

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam130
Korea115
First Gulf War101
Second Gulf War25
World War II0

Riverhead Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+196
35 to 54104
65 to 7473
55 to 6457
18 to 340

Riverhead Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3715.41%
Black593.64%
Hispanic190.58%

Riverhead Veterans by Race

Riverhead Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.9%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Riverhead Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.4%

Labor Force Participation

50.3%

Employment Rate

9.2%

Unemployment Rate

Riverhead Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Riverhead Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Riverhead 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

58.12%

Born in Riverhead

71.01%

Native Born

28.99%

Foreign Born

15.87%

Non Citizen

13.12%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

71.01% of Riverhead residents were born in the United States, with 58.12% having been born in New York. 15.87% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Riverhead Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202414,534730.5%
202314,461730.51%
202214,388730.51%
202114,3154363.14%
202013,879-317-2.23%
201914,1961290.92%
201814,067-57-0.4%
201714,1243902.84%
201613,734-524-3.68%
201514,258-96-0.67%
201414,3549847.36%
201313,3702391.82%
201213,1313782.96%
201112,753-546-4.11%
201013,29900%

Riverhead Population by Year