Shelter Island demographics profile

StatisticShelter IslandNew YorkNational
Population density (sq mi)22241391
Median age47.438.237.7
Male/Female ratio0.7:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)80%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1835%43%43%
Speak English86%70%79%
Speak Spanish12%15%13%
Shelter Island, NY has a population of 1,453 and is the 12,885th largest city in the United States. The population density is 222 per sq mi which is 46% lower than the New York average and 145% higher than the national average. The median age in Shelter Island is 47 which is approximately 24% higher than the New York average of 38. In Shelter Island, 80% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 86% speak English and 12% speak Spanish. 77% of Shelter Island residents were born in New York, 13% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 9% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Shelter Island is 46% lower than New York.
  • The median age in Shelter Island is 24% higher than New York.
  • In Shelter Island 91.47% of the population is White.
  • In Shelter Island 0.00% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Shelter Island 0.00% of the population is Asian.

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Shelter Island population breakdown by race

RaceShelter 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 race2.55%2.93%3.06%
Other race5.99%8.62%4.75%
In Shelter Island, 11.2% 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 Shelter Island, NY demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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