Riverhead, New York Population 2021

14,196
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Riverhead is a city located in Suffolk County New York. Riverhead has a 2020 population of 14,196. Riverhead is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 6.74% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,299 in 2010. Riverhead reached it's highest population of in .

The average household income in Riverhead is $80,742 with a poverty rate of 14.70%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,385 per month, and the median house value is $334,100. The median age in Riverhead is 42.2 years, 38.3 years for males, and 47.6 years for females.

Riverhead Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Riverheadwas:

  • White: 71.44%
  • Black or African American: 18.79%
  • Other race: 5.57%
  • Asian: 2.85%
  • Two or more races: 1.34%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Riverhead, New York is 14,196 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 14,196.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,299.

Riverhead, New York Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,14271.44%
Black or African American2,66818.79%
Some Other Race7915.57%
Asian4052.85%
Two or More Races1901.34%
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Riverhead Population by Race

Riverhead Population Pyramid $2021

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Riverhead Median Age

42.2


Total

38.3


Male

47.6


Female

Riverhead Adults

There are 11,395 adults, (2,932 of whom are seniors) in Riverhead.

Riverhead Age Dependency

67.7

Age Dependency Ratio

34.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Riverhead Sex Ratio

Female

7,316

51.54%

Male

6,880

48.46%

Riverhead Population by Age

Riverhead Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Riverhead Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male17.9%82.1%
Non Family45.2%54.8%
Female48.1%51.9%
All56.7%43.3%
Married75.4%24.6%

56.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Riverhead Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,2112.6456.7
Non Family2,1131.3245.2
Married2,0923.4375.4
Female7993.9948.1
Male2072.917.9

3.39

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

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Riverhead Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,22811.84%
9th to 12th Grade1,10810.68%
High School Graduate3,73436.01%
Some College1,58915.32%
Associates Degree7587.31%
Bachelors Degree1,13010.90%
Graduate Degree8237.94%
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Riverhead Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Riverhead Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,7545,0921,539
Hispanic2,5621,306154
Black1,7901,424105
Other Race46318836
Asian241195109
2+ Races10610245

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 96.23%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 45.23%.

Riverhead Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,750$41,278$31,518
Less Than 9th Grade$30,323$32,271$17,891
High School Graduate$32,625$39,229$20,319
Some College$42,732$51,591$39,905
Bachelors Degree$43,240$41,883$43,857
Graduate Degree$81,610$87,697$52,454

$38,750

Average Earnings

$41,278

Average Male

$31,518

Average Female

Riverhead Earnings by Educational Attainment

Riverhead Language by Age

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Riverhead Language

62.16% of Riverhead residents speak only English, while 37.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 24.74% of the population.

Riverhead Language

Riverhead Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,50588935.49%
Hispanic3,84476519.90%
White7,0223815.43%
Other77723930.76%
Asian405399.63%

14.70%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.87%

Male Poverty Rate

20.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Riverhead

The race most likely to be in poverty in Riverhead is Black, with 35.49% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Riverhead is White, with 5.43% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.07%.

Riverhead Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School17.25%
Less Than 9th Grade13.48%
Some College7.41%
Bachelors or Greater6.13%

Riverhead Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed65.57%
Male Unemployed33.58%
Female Employed5.16%
Male Employed4.15%

Riverhead Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Riverhead Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,126$80,742
Families$70,179$93,004
Married Families$88,750-
Non Families$38,176$56,154
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Income by Household Type

Riverhead Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.7%

Male Marriage Rate

40.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Riverhead Married by Age and Sex

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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 45-54.

Riverhead Marital Status by Race

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Riverhead Marital Status

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653

Number of Veterans

609

Male Veterans

44

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam228
First Gulf War124
Korea86
Second Gulf War68
World War II38

Riverhead Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+214
55 to 64203
65 to 74182
18 to 3428
35 to 5426

Riverhead Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4645.55%
Black1718.17%
Hispanic230.81%
Asian186.62%

Riverhead Veterans by Race

Riverhead Veterans by Education

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4.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Riverhead Veterans by Education

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60.8%

Labor Force Participation

57%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Riverhead Employment by Age

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Riverhead Employment by Race

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Riverhead Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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59.09%

Born in Riverhead

71.07%

Native Born

28.93%

Foreign Born

17.61%

Non Citizen

11.32%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

71.07% of Riverhead residents were born in the United States, with 59.09% having been born in New York. 17.61% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202114,1960.00%
202014,1960.00%
201914,1961290.92%
201814,067-57-0.40%
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%
201013,2990.00%

Riverhead Population by Year