Wantagh, New York Population 2020

18,078
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Wantagh is a city located in New York. Wantagh has a 2020 population of 18,078. Wantagh is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has decreased by -4.20% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,871 in 2010. Wantagh reached it's highest population of 19,074 in 2014.

The average household income in Wantagh is $169,858 with a poverty rate of 2.25%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,893 per month, and the median house value is $495,900. The median age in Wantagh is 41.8 years, 40.6 years for males, and 43.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.1 males.

Wantagh Demographics

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

  • White: 96.11%
  • Asian: 1.76%
  • Two or more races: 0.85%
  • Other race: 0.75%
  • Black or African American: 0.53%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Wantagh, New York is 18,078, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 18,078.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,871.

Wantagh, New York Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,37596.11%
Asian3181.76%
Two or More Races1540.85%
Some Other Race1350.75%
Black or African American960.53%
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Wantagh Population Pyramid 2020

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Wantagh Median Age

41.8


Total

40.6


Male

43.4


Female

Wantagh Adults

There are 13,860 adults, (2,987 of whom are seniors) in Wantagh.

Wantagh Age Dependency

66.3

Age Dependency Ratio

27.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Wantagh Sex Ratio

Female

9,265

51.25%

Male

8,813

48.75%

Wantagh Households and Families

Wantagh Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wantagh Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married95.3%4.7%
All93.9%6.1%
Female92.3%7.7%
Non Family90.3%9.7%
Male83.9%16.1%

93.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,8453.0993.9
Married4,2953.595.3
Non Family9821.2690.3
Female3883.1192.3
Male1802.9883.9

3.42

Average Family Size

3.09

Average Household Size

2.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Wantagh Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2091.72%
9th to 12th Grade1611.32%
High School Graduate2,87123.58%
Some College1,88215.46%
Associates Degree1,30610.73%
Bachelors Degree3,27726.91%
Graduate Degree2,47020.29%
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Wantagh Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White11,05810,7875,221
Hispanic737655278
Asian246238183
Black968864
Other Race616023
Multiple Races564712

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 98.36%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 74.39%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$71,168$89,224$52,469
Less Than High School$51,534$$53,200
High School Grad$49,229$67,778$26,657
Some College$61,643$80,792$38,750
Bachelors Degree$81,312$106,719$62,641
Graduate Degree$100,109$130,658$84,741

$71,168

Average Earnings

$89,224

Average Male

$52,469

Average Female

Wantagh Language

Wantagh Language by Age

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Wantagh Language

92.97% of Wantagh residents speak only English, while 7.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.86% of the population.

Wantagh Poverty

Wantagh Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White16,3302821.73%
Hispanic1,17311910.14%
Other1341712.69%
Black9655.21%

2.25%

Overall Poverty Rate

1.93%

Male Poverty Rate

2.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wantagh

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wantagh is Other, with 12.69% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wantagh is White, with 1.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 1.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 5.16%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School5.95%
High School3.80%
Bachelors or Greater1.86%
Some College1.25%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed4.58%
Female Unemployed3.48%
Male Employed0.83%
Female Employed0.66%

Wantagh Income

Wantagh Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$145,193$169,858
Families$161,714$187,346
Married Families$168,772-
Non Families$68,500$79,358
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Wantagh Marital Status

Wantagh Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

59.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.3%

Male Marriage Rate

57.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Wantagh Married by Age and Sex

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Wantagh 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 35-44.

Wantagh Marital Status by Race

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Wantagh Veterans

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687

Number of Veterans

680

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam209
Korea120
Second Gulf War60
World War II50
First Gulf War41
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74268
75+245
35 to 54135
55 to 6428
18 to 3411
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Name Veterans % of Total
White6604.94%
Hispanic516.50%
2 or More2748.21%

Wantagh Veterans by Education

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1.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wantagh Employment Status

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66.6%

Labor Force Participation

64%

Employment Rate

3.9%

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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89.06%

Born in New York

94.53%

Native Born

5.47%

Foreign Born

0.89%

Non Citizen

4.59%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.53% of Wantagh residents were born in the United States, with 89.06% having been born in New York. 0.89% 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
202018,0780.00%
201918,0780.00%
201818,078-447-2.41%
201718,525350.19%
201618,490-449-2.37%
201518,939-135-0.71%
201419,0744222.26%
201318,6523361.83%
201218,316-317-1.70%
201118,633-238-1.26%
201018,8710.00%