Riverhead, New York Population 2020

33,509
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Riverhead is a city located in New York. Riverhead has a 2020 population of 33,509. Riverhead is currently declining at a rate of -0.04% annually and its population has decreased by -0.16% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 33,562 in 2010. Riverhead reached it's highest population of 33,793 in 2013.

The average household income in Riverhead is $96,974 with a poverty rate of 10.45%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,421 per month, and the median house value is $358,200. The median age in Riverhead is 47.7 years, 46.3 years for males, and 49 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.7 males.

Riverhead Demographics

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

  • White: 84.09%
  • Black or African American: 10.66%
  • Asian: 1.57%
  • Other race: 1.54%
  • Two or more races: 1.43%
  • Native American: 0.71%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Riverhead, New York is 33,509, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 33,539.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 33,562.

Riverhead, New York Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White28,27584.09%
Black or African American3,58610.66%
Asian5271.57%
Some Other Race5171.54%
Two or More Races4811.43%
American Indian and Alaska Native2390.71%
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Riverhead Population Pyramid 2020

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Riverhead Median Age

47.7


Total

46.3


Male

49


Female

Riverhead Adults

There are 28,039 adults, (8,183 of whom are seniors) in Riverhead.

Riverhead Age Dependency

69.3

Age Dependency Ratio

41.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Riverhead Sex Ratio

Female

17,725

52.71%

Male

15,900

47.29%

Riverhead Households and Families

Riverhead Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Riverhead Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.5%11.5%
All78%22%
Non Family71%29%
Female60.5%39.5%
Male45.3%54.7%

78.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,3232.4778
Married6,8143.0488.5
Non Family4,7061.271
Female1,3533.6160.5
Male4503.6745.3

3.06

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

5.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Riverhead Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2905.02%
9th to 12th Grade1,3895.40%
High School Graduate8,33932.43%
Some College4,64018.05%
Associates Degree2,85011.08%
Bachelors Degree3,72114.47%
Graduate Degree3,48213.54%
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Riverhead Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White20,00318,9066,561
Hispanic2,9821,829264
Black2,2571,852125
Asian451413224
Other Race34719338
Multiple Races23422937
Native American15775

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 97.86%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 49.67%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,964$56,294$38,530
Less Than High School$30,826$34,259$19,004
High School Grad$36,674$42,518$30,884
Some College$46,096$62,061$34,071
Bachelors Degree$58,187$61,431$56,146
Graduate Degree$80,354$86,853$61,346

$45,964

Average Earnings

$56,294

Average Male

$38,530

Average Female

Riverhead Language

Riverhead Language by Age

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Riverhead Language

81.15% of Riverhead residents speak only English, while 18.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.68% of the population.

Riverhead Poverty

Riverhead Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White24,4361,5276.25%
Black3,3371,19935.93%
Hispanic4,58374116.17%
Native2317432.03%
Asian5275911.20%
Other471357.43%

10.45%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.04%

Male Poverty Rate

13.53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Riverhead

The race most likely to be in poverty in Riverhead is Black, with 35.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Riverhead is White, with 6.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.30%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.44%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.51%
High School16.58%
Some College5.21%
Bachelors or Greater2.42%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed50.12%
Male Unemployed29.35%
Female Employed3.27%
Male Employed2.52%

Riverhead Income

Riverhead Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$72,134$96,974
Families$93,696$115,845
Married Families$101,208-
Non Families$37,711$56,826
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Riverhead Marital Status

Riverhead Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.6%

Male Marriage Rate

50.0%

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 35-44.

Riverhead Marital Status by Race

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Riverhead Veterans

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2,401

Number of Veterans

2,286

Male Veterans

115

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,012
First Gulf War363
Korea288
Second Gulf War116
World War II88
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74906
75+727
55 to 64366
35 to 54353
18 to 3449
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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,1669.05%
Black1977.22%
Hispanic992.74%
2 or More229.40%
Asian163.34%

Riverhead Veterans by Education

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4.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

Riverhead Employment Status

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57.5%

Labor Force Participation

54.8%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

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Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202033,509-15-0.04%
201933,524-15-0.04%
201833,539-15-0.04%
201733,554-84-0.25%
201633,638-62-0.18%
201533,700-18-0.05%
201433,718-75-0.22%
201333,793770.23%
201233,716-26-0.08%
201133,7421800.54%
201033,5620.00%