Wading River, New York Population 2020

8,034
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Wading River is a city located in New York. Wading River has a 2020 population of 8,034. Wading River is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 4.08% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,719 in 2010. Wading River reached it's highest population of 8,367 in 2017.

The average household income in Wading River is $142,799 with a poverty rate of 5.25%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,648 per month, and the median house value is $399,700. The median age in Wading River is 40.2 years, 39.5 years for males, and 40.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.9 males.

Wading River Demographics

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

  • White: 95.42%
  • Black or African American: 2.38%
  • Asian: 0.97%
  • Other race: 0.75%
  • Two or more races: 0.39%
  • Native American: 0.10%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Wading River, New York is 8,034, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,034.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,719.

Wading River, New York Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,66695.42%
Black or African American1912.38%
Asian780.97%
Some Other Race600.75%
Two or More Races310.39%
American Indian and Alaska Native80.10%
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Wading River Population Pyramid 2020

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Wading River Median Age

40.2


Total

39.5


Male

40.7


Female

Wading River Adults

There are 6,293 adults, (1,202 of whom are seniors) in Wading River.

Wading River Age Dependency

57.8

Age Dependency Ratio

23.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Wading River Sex Ratio

Female

4,039

50.27%

Male

3,995

49.73%

Wading River Households and Families

Wading River Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wading River Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family94.9%5.1%
Married94.9%5.1%
All90.9%9.1%
Male81.7%18.3%
Female55.9%44.1%

90.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,6422.9890.9
Married1,9403.2294.9
Non Family3511.1394.9
Female2363.455.9
Male1153.781.7

3.18

Average Family Size

2.98

Average Household Size

3.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Wading River Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1452.51%
9th to 12th Grade1332.30%
High School Graduate1,27021.95%
Some College84914.68%
Associates Degree80113.85%
Bachelors Degree1,25321.66%
Graduate Degree1,33423.06%
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Wading River Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,3685,1752,466
Hispanic22619963
Black11375
Asian785858
Other Race14

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.40%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 74.36%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$60,924$64,549$44,665
Less Than High School$25,776$25,776$
High School Grad$36,433$62,620$20,880
Some College$56,806$89,891$
Bachelors Degree$64,261$64,086$66,083
Graduate Degree$92,063$96,205$81,042

$60,924

Average Earnings

$64,549

Average Male

$44,665

Average Female

Wading River Language

Wading River Language by Age

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Wading River Language

90.90% of Wading River residents speak only English, while 9.10% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 6.23% of the population.

Wading River Poverty

Wading River Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,2332783.84%
Black17311868.21%
Hispanic420204.76%
Other18738.89%

5.25%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.14%

Male Poverty Rate

5.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wading River

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wading River is Black, with 68.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wading River is White, with 3.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.63%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.35%
High School12.83%
Some College4.36%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed17.45%
Female Employed1.81%
Male Employed1.44%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Wading River Income

Wading River Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$126,458$142,799
Families$134,566$151,797
Married Families$155,417-
Non Families$52,679$65,777
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Wading River Marital Status

Wading River Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

62.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.6%

Male Marriage Rate

63.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Wading River Married by Age and Sex

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Wading River 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.

Wading River Marital Status by Race

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Wading River Veterans

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491

Number of Veterans

456

Male Veterans

35

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam214
First Gulf War161
Second Gulf War41
Korea17
World War II14
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74161
35 to 54160
55 to 6495
75+60
18 to 3415
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Name Veterans % of Total
White4918.12%
Hispanic7726.46%

Wading River Veterans by Education

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7.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wading River Employment Status

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68.4%

Labor Force Participation

65.3%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

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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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83.77%

Born in New York

93.43%

Native Born

6.57%

Foreign Born

2.33%

Non Citizen

4.24%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.43% of Wading River residents were born in the United States, with 83.77% having been born in New York. 2.33% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20208,0340.00%
20198,0340.00%
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%
20107,7190.00%