Information About Wading River

The total estimated population is 7,156. Density is low at 799 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 6,815; Black: 131; Asian: 76; Two or More Races: 69; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 9; American Indian: 5; Other Race: 51; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 251 (4%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 6,905 (96%)

There are 306 foreign born residents, of which 72.5% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Italy: 48; United Kingdom: 47; Turkey: 21; Canada: 18; Yugoslavia: 16; Cuba: 15; Mexico: 11; U.S. Born: This State: 6,199; Northeast: 267; Midwest: 144; South: 142; West: 45;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in Wading River Most Common US Birthplaces in Wading River

The sex distribution is 51% male and 49% female. The median age is 37 years.

Age Distribution

There are 859 married couples with children and 92 single-parent households (22 men, 70 women).

The median household income is $71,957 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; New York: $43,393; Wading River: $71,957;

3% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; New York: 15%; Wading River: 3%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 2,039; Government: 883; Self-employed: 261; Unpaid family work: 0; Occupation: Management, professional, and related: 1,694; Professional and related: 1,190; Sales and office: 886; Service: 542; Management, business, and financial operations: 504; Office and administrative support: 475;

Work Types in Wading River Common Occupations in Wading River

The average commute time is 33 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 3,100; Car or truck (carpooled): 290; Worked at home: 134; Public transportation: 58; Walked: 37; Motorcycle: 7;

Transportation to work methods in Wading River

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in Wading River.

There are 2,704 housing units, of which 2,612 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 2,196; Renter: 226; Vacant: 282; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 1,742; Not Mortgaged: 454;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in Wading River

The median single family home value is $211,400.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; New York: $1,357; Wading River: $1,840;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; New York: $605; Wading River: $900;

The average household size is 3 and the median number of rooms in housing units is 7.

Housing Units By Year Built

1939 or earlier: 272; 1940 to 1949: 217; 1950 to 1959: 383; 1960 to 1969: 473; 1970 to 1979: 492; 1980 to 1989: 316; 1990 to 1994: 142; 1995 to 1998: 317; 1999 to March 2000: 92;

0.2% of homes lack plumbing and 0.3% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.: 2,197; Electricity: 67; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 66; Utility Gas: 47;

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