Shelter Island Heights, New York Population 2024

844

Shelter Island Heights is a city located in Suffolk County New York. Shelter Island Heights has a 2024 population of 844. Shelter Island Heights is currently declining at a rate of -11.16% annually but its population has increased by 10.62% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 763 in 2020.

The average household income in Shelter Island Heights is $102,698 with a poverty rate of 21.03%. The median age in Shelter Island Heights is 65.5 years: 65.8 years for males, and 62.6 years for females.

Shelter Island Heights Demographics

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

  • White: 87.78%
  • Native American: 7.67%
  • Black or African American: 3.03%
  • Asian: 1.33%
  • Other race: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Two or more races: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
5.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
156.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
10.62% (81)
The current population of Shelter Island Heights, New York is 844 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 763.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White92787.78%
Native American817.67%
Black or African American323.03%
Asian141.33%
Other race20.19%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Two or more races00%

White

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Two or more races

Shelter Island Heights Population by Race

Shelter Island Heights Population Pyramid 2024

Shelter Island Heights Median Age

65.5

Total

65.8

Male

62.6

Female

Shelter Island Heights Adults

There are 1,056 adults, (572 of whom are seniors) in Shelter Island Heights.

Shelter Island Heights Age Dependency

118.2

Age Dependency Ratio

118.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

0

Child Dependency Ratio

Shelter Island Heights Sex Ratio

Female54551.61%
Male51148.39%

Shelter Island Heights Population by Age

Shelter Island Heights Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6491.581000
Non Family3951.061000
Married2072.41000
Female472.361000
Male0000

2.39

Average Family Size

1.58

Average Household Size

100.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Shelter Island Heights Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade909.3%
Associates Degree606.2%
Bachelors Degree29130.06%
Graduate Degree24425.21%
High School Graduate818.37%
Less Than 9th Grade00%
Some College20220.87%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Shelter Island Heights Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Shelter Island Heights Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White853797535
Native American81810
Black3200
Other Race200
Hispanic200

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 62.72%.

Shelter Island Heights Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$0$0$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$64,067$0$0
Some College$0$0$0

$64,067

Average Earnings

$0

Average Male

$0

Average Female

Shelter Island Heights Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shelter Island Heights Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Shelter Island Heights Language

98.86% of Shelter Island Heights residents speak only English, while 1.14% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.66% of the population.

Shelter Island Heights Language

Shelter Island Heights Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White91221623.68%

21.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.56%

Male Poverty Rate

20.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shelter Island Heights

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shelter Island Heights is White, with 23.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shelter Island Heights is White, with 23.68% 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 67.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.19%.

Shelter Island Heights Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade62.22%
Bachelors or Greater13.96%
Some College8.4%
High School0%

Shelter Island Heights Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed12.27%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed28.14%
Female Unemployed0%

Shelter Island Heights Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shelter Island Heights Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$144,583$117,731
Households$81,463$102,698
Married Families$147,313$-999,999,999
Non Families$80,133$93,032

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Shelter Island Heights Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

40.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.8%

Male Marriage Rate

38.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Shelter Island Heights Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Shelter Island Heights 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 55-64.

Shelter Island Heights Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Shelter Island Heights Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

104

Number of Veterans

104

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam104
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Shelter Island Heights Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74104
18 to 340
35 to 540
55 to 640
75+0

Shelter Island Heights Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White10411.22%

Shelter Island Heights Veterans by Race

Shelter Island Heights Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shelter Island Heights Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

38.9%

Labor Force Participation

38.4%

Employment Rate

1.2%

Unemployment Rate

Shelter Island Heights Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Shelter Island Heights Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Shelter Island Heights 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

62.88%

Born in Shelter Island Heights

93.84%

Native Born

6.16%

Foreign Born

4.07%

Non Citizen

2.08%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.84% of Shelter Island Heights residents were born in the United States, with 62.88% having been born in New York. 4.07% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Shelter Island Heights Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2024844-106-11.16%
2023950-106-10.04%
20221,056-106-9.12%
20211,16239952.29%
2020763324.38%
2019731-318-30.31%
20181,049-215-17.01%
20171,264-122-8.8%
20161,386-107-7.17%
20151,493997.1%
20141,394785.93%
20131,316-37-2.73%
20121,35316513.89%
20111,18814013.36%
20101,04800%

Shelter Island Heights Population by Year