Fire Island demographics profile

StatisticFire IslandNew YorkNational
Population density (sq mi)2935991
Median age39.038.237.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)62%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1840%43%43%
Speak English66%70%79%
Speak Spanish28%15%13%
Fire Island, NY has a population of 268 and is the 23,058th largest city in the United States. The population density is 29 per sq mi which is 92% lower than the New York average and 68% lower than the national average. The median age in Fire Island is 39 which is approximately 2% higher than the New York average of 38. In Fire Island, 62% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 66% speak English and 28% speak Spanish. 60% of Fire Island residents were born in New York, 18% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 23% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Fire Island is 92% lower than New York.
  • The median age in Fire Island is 2% higher than New York.
  • In Fire Island 92.16% of the population is White.
  • In Fire Island 0.00% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Fire Island 4.48% of the population is Asian.

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Fire Island population breakdown by race

RaceFire IslandNew YorkNational
Black or African American0.00%15.60%12.63%
American Indian0.00%0.38%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.04%0.18%
Mixed race0.00%2.93%3.06%
Other race3.36%8.62%4.75%
In Fire Island, 32.5% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Fire Island, NY demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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