Information About Shelter Island

The total estimated population is 1,148. Density is very low at 171 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 1,088; Two or More Races: 39; Black: 16; Asian: 3; Other Race: 2; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 40 (3%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 1,108 (97%)

There are 122 foreign born residents, of which 41.8% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Germany: 12; Mexico: 11; Canada: 10; United Kingdom: 9; France: 7; Poland: 6; Ecuador: 5; U.S. Born: This State: 903; Northeast: 60; South: 23; Midwest: 23; West: 13;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in Shelter Island Most Common US Birthplaces in Shelter Island

The sex distribution is 48% male and 52% female. The median age is 47 years.

Age Distribution

There are 80 married couples with children and 31 single-parent households (8 men, 23 women).

The median household income is $42,458 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; New York: $43,393; Shelter Island: $42,458;

10% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; New York: 15%; Shelter Island: 10%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 334; Government: 64; Self-employed: 114; Unpaid family work: 11; Occupation: Management, professional, and related: 170; Service: 126; Sales and office: 124; Professional and related: 92; Construction, extraction, and maintenance: 86; Building and grounds cleaning: 80;

Work Types in Shelter Island Common Occupations in Shelter Island

The average commute time is 16 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 389; Car or truck (carpooled): 90; Worked at home: 47; Walked: 18; Public transportation: 9; Bicycle: 4;

Transportation to work methods in Shelter Island

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in Shelter Island.

There are 1,013 housing units, of which 988 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 404; Renter: 120; Vacant: 489; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 182; Not Mortgaged: 222;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in Shelter Island

The median single family home value is $258,000.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; New York: $1,357; Shelter Island: $1,243;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; New York: $605; Shelter Island: $642;

The average household size is 2 and the median number of rooms in housing units is 6.

Housing Units By Year Built

1939 or earlier: 256; 1940 to 1949: 59; 1950 to 1959: 142; 1960 to 1969: 161; 1970 to 1979: 154; 1980 to 1989: 176; 1990 to 1994: 14; 1995 to 1998: 46; 1999 to March 2000: 5;

0.4% of homes lack plumbing and 0.0% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.: 362; Electricity: 78; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 60; Wood: 9;

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