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Town of Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency

1 Independence Hill
Farmingville, NY 11738
P: +1 631-451-6563

Overview

The Town of Brookhaven is the most populous of the 10 towns in Suffolk County with a  population is currently 488,015 and has a projected growth of 506,876 by 2021.

Demographic Characteristics & Trends

The people of Brookhaven Town give the community character.  It is unique because of factors such as population size/density, ethnic background and average age.   

Data Name Value Percent
Population
Total 1,498,130  
Male 737,351 49.22%
Female 760,779 50.78%
Age
Median Age 40.9  
Under 5 Years 80,940 5.40%
5 Years to 9 Years 90,095 6.01%
10 Years to 14 Years 99,447 6.64%
15 Years to 17 Years 63,969 4.27%
18 Years to 20 Years 59,748 3.99%
18 Years to 34 Years 308,245 20.58%
18 Years and Over 1,163,679 77.68%
21 Years to 24 Years 79,071 5.28%
21 Years and Over 1,103,931 73.69%
25 Years to 34 Years 169,426 11.31%
35 Years to 44 Years 188,527 12.58%
45 Years to 54 Years 241,490 16.12%
55 Years to 64 Years 196,965 13.15%
65 Years and Over 228,452 15.25%
Age Dependency Ratio 50  
Child Dependency Ratio 27  
Old-age Dependency Ratio 23  
Race & Ethnicity
White 1,212,079 80.91%
Black or African American 114,292 7.63%
Amer. Indian & Alaska Native 3,499 0.23%
Asian 56,762 3.79%
Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander 507 0.03%
Some other race 74,145 4.95%
One race 1,461,284 97.54%
Two or more races 36,846 2.46%
Hispanic or Latino 272,306 18.18%
Not Hispanic or Latino 1,225,824 81.82%
Language Ability
Arabic 2,029 0.14%
Chinese (incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) 11,099 0.78%
French, Haitian, or Cajun 15,302 1.08%
German or other West Germanic languages 6,621 0.47%
Korean 4,359 0.31%
Russian, Polish, or other Slavic languages 15,301 1.08%
Spanish 197,482 13.93%
Tagalog (incl. Filipino) 3,534 0.25%
Vietnamese 1,567 0.11%
Other Asian and Pacific Island languages 9,430 0.67%
Other Indo-European languages 47,082 3.32%
Other and unspecified languages 5,453 0.38%
Speak only English 1,097,931 77.47%