Shelter Island, New York Population 2024

2,694

Shelter Island is a city located in Suffolk County New York. Shelter Island has a 2024 population of 2,694. Shelter Island is currently growing at a rate of 2.47% annually and its population has increased by 36.06% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,980 in 2020.

The average household income in Shelter Island is $133,191 with a poverty rate of 0.31%. The median age in Shelter Island is 40.5 years: 41.2 years for males, and 40.4 years for females.

Shelter Island Demographics

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

  • White: 62.13%
  • Native American: 19.7%
  • Other race: 9.98%
  • Asian: 8.19%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Two or more races: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
6.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
411.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
36.06% (714)
The current population of Shelter Island, New York is 2,694 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,980.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,59362.13%
Native American50519.7%
Other race2569.98%
Asian2108.19%
Black or African American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Two or more races00%

White

Native American

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Two or more races

Shelter Island Population by Race

Shelter Island Population Pyramid 2024

Shelter Island Median Age

40.5

Total

41.2

Male

40.4

Female

Shelter Island Adults

There are 1,794 adults, (535 of whom are seniors) in Shelter Island.

Shelter Island Age Dependency

103.7

Age Dependency Ratio

42.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

61.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Shelter Island Sex Ratio

Female1,39154.25%
Male1,17345.75%

Shelter Island Population by Age

Shelter Island Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9262.7775.524.5
Married6053.486.313.7
Non Family249042.257.8
Male723.561000
Female0000

3.28

Average Family Size

2.77

Average Household Size

75.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Shelter Island Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade20413.79%
Associates Degree00%
Bachelors Degree46931.71%
Graduate Degree48132.52%
High School Graduate20113.59%
Less Than 9th Grade00%
Some College1248.38%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Shelter Island Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Shelter Island Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,1871,137950
Native American15400
Hispanic15400
Other Race72720
Asian66660

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 80.03%.

Shelter Island Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$91,807$0$0
Graduate Degree$142,731$0$107,988
High School Graduate$0$0$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$92,120$99,640$90,584
Some College$0$0$0

$92,120

Average Earnings

$99,640

Average Male

$90,584

Average Female

Shelter Island Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shelter Island Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Shelter Island Language

80.46% of Shelter Island residents speak only English, while 19.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.46% of the population.

Shelter Island Language

Shelter Island Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,59380.5%

0.31%

Overall Poverty Rate

0%

Male Poverty Rate

0.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shelter Island

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shelter Island is White, with 0.5% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shelter Island is White, with 0.5% 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 1.26%.

Shelter Island Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School3.98%
Less Than 9th Grade0%
Some College0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Shelter Island Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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

Shelter Island Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shelter Island Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$122,517$138,017
Households$98,902$133,191
Married Families$110,101$-999,999,999
Non Families$69,201$90,400

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Shelter Island Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

62.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.5%

Male Marriage Rate

60.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Shelter Island Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Shelter Island Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Shelter Island Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Shelter Island Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

209

Number of Veterans

209

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War152
Korea57
First Gulf War0
Vietnam0
World War II0

Shelter Island Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
18 to 34152
75+57
35 to 540
55 to 640
65 to 740

Shelter Island Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White14311.23%
Asian6659.46%

Shelter Island Veterans by Race

Shelter Island 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 Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.2%

Labor Force Participation

62.4%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Shelter Island Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Shelter Island Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Shelter 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

61.9%

Born in Shelter Island

87.71%

Native Born

12.29%

Foreign Born

6.01%

Non Citizen

6.28%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.71% of Shelter Island residents were born in the United States, with 61.9% having been born in New York. 6.01% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Shelter Island Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20242,694652.47%
20232,629652.54%
20222,564652.6%
20212,49951926.21%
20201,980-82-3.98%
20192,06236721.65%
20181,69532423.63%
20171,371-82-5.64%
20161,45314010.66%
20151,313433.39%
20141,2701159.96%
20131,155-110-8.7%
20121,26530.24%
20111,262-71-5.33%
20101,33300%

Shelter Island Population by Year