Riverhead demographics profile

StatisticRiverheadNew YorkNational
Population density (sq mi)91035991
Median age45.038.237.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)55%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1837%43%43%
Speak English71%70%79%
Speak Spanish15%15%13%
Riverhead, NY has a population of 13,734 and is the 3,041st largest city in the United States. The population density is 910 per sq mi which is 154% higher than the New York average and 904% higher than the national average. The median age in Riverhead is 45 which is approximately 18% higher than the New York average of 38. In Riverhead, 55% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 71% speak English and 15% speak Spanish. 63% of Riverhead residents were born in New York, 12% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 23% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Riverhead is 154% higher than New York.
  • The median age in Riverhead is 18% higher than New York.
  • In Riverhead 73.82% of the population is White.
  • In Riverhead 20.58% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Riverhead 2.56% of the population is Asian.

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Riverhead population breakdown by race

RaceRiverheadNew YorkNational
Black or African American20.58%15.60%12.63%
American Indian1.52%0.38%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.04%0.18%
Mixed race0.62%2.93%3.06%
Other race0.89%8.62%4.75%
In Riverhead, 17.9% 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 Riverhead, NY demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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