Wading River, New York Population 2024

8,061

Wading River is a city located in Suffolk County New York. Wading River has a 2024 population of 8,061. Wading River is currently declining at a rate of -0.24% annually and its population has decreased by -0.96% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,139 in 2020.

The average household income in Wading River is $148,970 with a poverty rate of 4.61%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Wading River is 45.3 years, 38.5 years for males, and 50.5 years for females.

Wading River Demographics

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

  • White: 90.6%
  • Black or African American: 5.22%
  • Two or more races: 1.65%
  • Other race: 1.6%
  • Asian: 0.91%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
9.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
824.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.96% (-78)
The current population of Wading River, New York is 8,061 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 8,139.

Wading River, New York Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,33990.6%
Black or African American4235.22%
Two or more races1341.65%
Other race1301.6%
Asian740.91%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Wading River Population by Race

Wading River Population Pyramid 2024

Wading River Median Age

45.3

Total

38.5

Male

50.5

Female

Wading River Adults

There are 6,637 adults, (1,576 of whom are seniors) in Wading River.

Wading River Age Dependency

60

Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Wading River Sex Ratio

Female3,90948.26%
Male4,19151.74%

Wading River Population by Age

Wading River Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,1232.5694.85.2
Married1,6213.2396.23.8
Non Family1,0151.051000
Female4063.3180.319.7
Male814.1772.827.2

3.16

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

94.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wading River Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2243.82%
9th to 12th Grade2273.87%
High School Graduate1,07518.34%
Some College1,23321.03%
Associates Degree4758.1%
Bachelors Degree1,12819.24%
Graduate Degree1,50125.6%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Wading River Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wading River Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White5,1654,8442,449
Hispanic339249128
Black2842660
Other Race130400
2+ Races999941
Asian745252

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 70.27%.

Wading River Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$90,144$85,484$91,250
Less Than 9th Grade$44,531$43,438$0
High School Graduate$78,328$0$0
Some College$52,930$80,583$15,170
Bachelors Degree$91,646$116,250$86,283
Graduate Degree$109,951$87,097$125,068

$90,144

Average Earnings

$85,484

Average Male

$91,250

Average Female

Wading River Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wading River Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wading River Language

93.55% of Wading River residents speak only English, while 6.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.93% of the population.

Wading River Language

Wading River Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White7,0222062.93%
Black41516239.04%
Other13032.31%
Hispanic54230.55%

4.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.52%

Male Poverty Rate

5.77%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wading River

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wading River is Black, with 39.04% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wading River is Hispanic, with 0.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.44%. Among those working part-time, it was 1.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.9%.

Wading River Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade12.64%
High School8.84%
Some College4.86%
Bachelors or Greater1.18%

Wading River Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed3.14%
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Wading River Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wading River Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$128,750$148,970
Families$154,886$178,184
Married Families$200,281$-999,999,999
Non Families-$80,075

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wading River Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.0%

Male Marriage Rate

52.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Wading River Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wading River 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 35-44.

Wading River Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wading River Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

425

Number of Veterans

295

Male Veterans

130

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam303
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Wading River Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74303
55 to 6488
75+34
18 to 340
35 to 540

Wading River Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White4176.93%
Black82.82%

Wading River Veterans by Race

Wading River Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4%

Veteran Poverty Rate

52.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wading River Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65%

Labor Force Participation

62.1%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Wading River Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wading River Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wading River 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

83.54%

Born in Wading River

92.93%

Native Born

7.07%

Foreign Born

3.79%

Non Citizen

3.28%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.93% of Wading River residents were born in the United States, with 83.54% having been born in New York. 3.79% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Wading River Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20248,061-19-0.24%
20238,080-20-0.25%
20228,100-204-2.46%
20218,3041652.03%
20208,1394065.25%
20197,733-301-3.75%
20188,034-333-3.98%
20178,3676258.07%
20167,742-20-0.26%
20157,762680.88%
20147,694-327-4.08%
20138,0211301.65%
20127,891-311-3.79%
20118,2024836.26%
20107,71900%

Wading River Population by Year