Wantagh, New York Population 2024

18,442

Wantagh is a city located in Nassau County New York. Wantagh has a 2024 population of 18,442. Wantagh is currently growing at a rate of 1.23% annually and its population has increased by 5.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,548 in 2020.

The average household income in Wantagh is $193,536 with a poverty rate of 3.59%. The median age in Wantagh is 40.8 years: 37.4 years for males, and 43.8 years for females.

Wantagh Demographics

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

  • White: 88.11%
  • Two or more races: 5.61%
  • Asian: 3.75%
  • Other race: 1.29%
  • Black or African American: 1.12%
  • Native American: 0.12%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
4,815.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
5.09% (894)
The current population of Wantagh, New York is 18,442 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 17,548.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White15,85588.11%
Two or more races1,0105.61%
Asian6743.75%
Other race2331.29%
Black or African American2011.12%
Native American220.12%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Wantagh Population by Race

Wantagh Population Pyramid 2024

Wantagh Median Age

40.8

Total

37.4

Male

43.8

Female

Wantagh Adults

There are 13,567 adults, (2,821 of whom are seniors) in Wantagh.

Wantagh Age Dependency

67.5

Age Dependency Ratio

26.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Wantagh Sex Ratio

Female8,82749.05%
Male9,16850.95%

Wantagh Population by Age

Wantagh Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,8163.0894.85.2
Married3,9173.4696.33.7
Non Family1,0291.3391.48.6
Female7063.6191.88.2
Male1642.8593.36.7

3.38

Average Family Size

3.08

Average Household Size

94.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wantagh Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1901.57%
Associates Degree1,0078.31%
Bachelors Degree3,44228.4%
Graduate Degree2,89423.88%
High School Graduate2,57821.27%
Less Than 9th Grade2442.01%
Some College1,76514.56%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Wantagh Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wantagh Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White10,67810,4365,761
Hispanic702620276
Asian449350207
2+ Races401351170
Black20018952
Other Race1511370
Native American22220

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 53.95%.

Wantagh Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$87,112$129,083$64,110
Graduate Degree$116,000$145,258$107,708
High School Graduate$45,625$55,417$25,625
Less Than 9th Grade$44,667$0$0
Overall$82,475$108,331$64,379
Some College$69,614$94,545$55,994

$82,475

Average Earnings

$108,331

Average Male

$64,379

Average Female

Wantagh Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wantagh Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wantagh Language

90.61% of Wantagh residents speak only English, while 9.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.56% of the population.

Wantagh Language

Wantagh Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White15,2754082.67%
Hispanic1,32822717.09%
Other2329641.38%
Multiple93060.65%
Asian66240.6%
Black20031.5%

3.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.81%

Male Poverty Rate

4.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wantagh

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wantagh is Other, with 41.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wantagh is Asian, with 0.6% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.92%.

Wantagh Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade12.21%
Some College5.81%
High School3.76%
Bachelors or Greater1.96%

Wantagh Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed1.63%
Female Employed1.13%
Male Employed0.6%
Male Unemployed0%

Wantagh Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wantagh Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$192,464$213,267
Households$180,167$193,536
Married Families$208,216$-999,999,999
Non Families$74,743$85,916

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wantagh Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

56.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.7%

Male Marriage Rate

55.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Wantagh Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wantagh Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Wantagh Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wantagh Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

486

Number of Veterans

486

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam198
Second Gulf War150
Korea23
World War II20
First Gulf War16

Wantagh Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74172
35 to 54119
75+93
55 to 6477
18 to 3425

Wantagh Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White4723.89%
Other Race148.33%
Hispanic141.77%

Wantagh Veterans by Race

Wantagh Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wantagh Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65%

Labor Force Participation

62.6%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Wantagh Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wantagh Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wantagh 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

86.49%

Born in Wantagh

91.78%

Native Born

8.22%

Foreign Born

1.78%

Non Citizen

6.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.78% of Wantagh residents were born in the United States, with 86.49% having been born in New York. 1.78% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Wantagh Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202418,4422241.23%
202318,2182231.24%
202217,995-336-1.83%
202118,3317834.46%
202017,548-367-2.05%
201917,915-163-0.9%
201818,078-447-2.41%
201718,525350.19%
201618,490-449-2.37%
201518,939-135-0.71%
201419,0744222.26%
201318,6523361.83%
201218,316-317-1.7%
201118,633-238-1.26%
201018,87100%

Wantagh Population by Year