Long Island University C.W. Post Campus
C.W. Post Campus B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library

DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE OF SUFFOLK 
     COUNTY, NEW YORK, 1990


CONTENTS

SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS
  1. URBAN AND RURAL RESIDENCE
  2. SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
  3. EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
  4. RESIDENCE IN 1985
  5. DISABILITY OF CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED PERSONS
  6. CHILDREN EVER BORN PER 1,000 WOMEN
  7. VETERAN STATUS
  8. NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
  9. LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
  10. ANCESTRY
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT
  1. LABOR FORCE STATUS
    1. Persons 16 years and over
    2. Males 16 years and over
    3. Females 16 years and over
    4. Females with children
    5. Parents present in household
  2. COMMUTING TO WORK
  3. EMPLOYMENT BY OCCUPATION
  4. EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY
  5. CLASS OF WORKER
INCOME AND POVERTY
  1. INCOME IN 1989
    1. Households
    2. Families
    3. Nonfamily households
    4. Per capita income
  2. INCOME TYPE IN 1989
  3. POVERTY STATUS IN 1989
    1. Persons
    2. Children
    3. Families
    4. Female householder families
  4. PERCENT BELOW POVERTY LEVEL
    1. Persons
    2. Children
    3. Families
    4. Female householder families
HOUSING
  1. YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT
  2. BEDROOMS
  3. SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS
    1. Lacking complete plumbing facilities
    2. Lacking complete kitchen facilities
    3. Condominium housing units
  4. SOURCE OF WATER
  5. SEWAGE DISPOSAL
  6. HOUSE HEATING FUEL
  7. YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT
  8. TELEPHONE
  9. VEHICLES AVAILABLE
  10. MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS
  11. SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1989
  12. GROSS RENT
  13. GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1989
FOR MORE INFORMATION


SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS


URBAN AND RURAL RESIDENCE
     Total population...........................  1,321,864
Urban population................................  1,273,359
    Percent of total population.................       96.3
Rural population................................     48,505
    Percent of total population.................        3.7
  Farm population...............................        406
 
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
     Persons 3 years and over enrolled in school    347,688
Preprimary school...............................     28,516
Elementary or high school.......................    218,985
  Percent in private school.....................        7.2
College.........................................    100,187
 
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
  Persons 25 years and over.....................    855,043
Less than 9th grade.............................     50,547
9th to 12th grade, no diploma...................    101,571
High school graduate............................    281,557
Some college, no degree.........................    161,154
Associates degree...............................     63,919
Bachelor's degree...............................    112,047
Graduate or professional degree.................     84,248
 
Percent high school graduate or higher..........       82.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher.............       23.0
 
RESIDENCE IN 1985
      Persons 5 years and over..................  1,229,090
Lived in same house.............................    824,557
Lived in different house in U.S.................    387,640
  Same State....................................    353,455
    Same county.................................    244,945
    Different county............................    108,510
  Different State...............................     34,185
Lived abroad....................................     16,893
 
DISABILITY OF CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED PERSONS
      Persons 16 to 64 years....................    884,886
With a mobility or self-care limitation.........     29,497
  With a mobility limitation....................     16,143
  With a self-care limitation...................     20,877
With a work disability..........................     54,153
    In labor force..............................     21,757
  Prevented from working........................     27,760
      Persons 65 years and over.................    131,872
With a mobility or self-care limitation.........     24,267
  With a mobility limitation....................     19,166
  With a self-care limitation...................     14,597

 
CHILDREN EVER BORN PER 1,000 WOMEN
Women 15 to 24 years............................        129
Women 25 to 34 years............................      1,087
Women 35 to 44 years............................      1,989
 
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian veterans 16 years and over.............    149,324
  65 years and over.............................     35,280
 
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Native population...............................  1,217,653
    Percent born in state of residence..........       87.9
Foreign-born population.........................    104,211
  Entered the U.S. 1980 to 1990.................     30,873
 
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
    Persons 5 years and over....................  1,229,090
Speak a language other than English.............    154,792
    Do not speak English 'very well'............     54,623
  Speak Spanish.................................     62,919
    Do not speak English 'very well'............     25,711
  Speak Asian or Pacific Island language........     12,147
    Do not speak English 'very well'............      5,839
 
ANCESTRY
  Total ancestries reported.....................  1,753,034
Arab............................................      3,644
Austrian........................................     13,264
Belgian.........................................      1,163
Canadian........................................      3,240
Czech...........................................     11,648
Danish..........................................      5,928
Dutch...........................................     15,726
English.........................................    107,154
Finnish.........................................      2,738
French (except Basque)..........................     29,433
French Canadian.................................      8,016
German..........................................    302,874
Greek...........................................     16,448
Hungarian.......................................     14,957
Irish...........................................    329,226
Italian.........................................    382,394
Lithuanian......................................      7,415
Norwegian.......................................     16,485
Polish..........................................     94,733
Portuguese......................................      5,453
Romanian........................................      4,085
Russian.........................................     43,880
Scotch-Irish....................................     13,310
Scottish........................................     19,022
Slovak..........................................      9,681
Subsaharan African..............................      1,819
Swedish.........................................     18,111
Swiss...........................................      4,138
Ukrainian.......................................      8,544
United States or American.......................     29,300
Welsh...........................................      4,394
West Indian (excluding Hispanic origin groups)..     11,130
Yugoslavian.....................................      2,277
Other ancestries................................    211,404


LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT


LABOR FORCE STATUS
      Persons 16 years and over.................  1,033,464
In labor force..................................    699,754
      Percent in labor force....................       67.7
  Civilian labor force..........................    698,716
    Employed....................................    665,182
    Unemployed..................................     33,534
      Percent unemployed........................        4.8
  Armed Forces..................................      1,038
Not in labor force..............................    333,710
 
      Males 16 years and over...................    497,378
In labor force..................................    388,478
      Percent in labor force....................       78.1
  Civilian labor force..........................    387,577
    Employed....................................    369,116
    Unemployed..................................     18,461
      Percent unemployed........................        4.8
  Armed Forces..................................        901
Not in labor force..............................    108,900
 
      Females 16 years and over.................    536,086
In labor force..................................    311,276
      Percent in labor force....................       58.1
  Civilian labor force..........................    311,139
    Employed....................................    296,066
    Unemployed..................................     15,073
      Percent unemployed........................        4.8
  Armed Forces..................................        137
Not in labor force..............................    224,810
 
      Females 16 years and over.................    536,086
With own children under 6 years.................     78,961
  Percent in labor force........................       47.1
With own children 6 to 17 years only............     90,391
  Percent in labor force........................       73.5
 
    Own children under 6 years in families and 
       subfamilies..............................    107,389
All parents present in household in labor force.     48,066
 
    Own children 6 to 17 years in families and 
       subfamilies..............................    208,380
All parents present in household in labor force.    134,418
 
    Persons 16 to 19 years......................     77,621
Not enrolled in school and not high school graduate   5,335
  Employed or in Armed Forces...................      2,367
  Unemployed....................................        752
  Not in labor force............................      2,216

COMMUTING TO WORK
  Workers 16 years and over.....................    652,989
Percent drove alone.............................       77.8
Percent in carpools.............................       10.6
Percent using public transportation.............        6.9
Percent using other means.......................        0.8
Percent walked or worked at home................        4.0
Mean travel time to work (minutes)..............       28.5
 
EMPLOYMENT BY OCCUPATION
  Employed persons 16 years and over............    665,182
Executive, administrative, and managerial 
      occupations...............................     89,432
Professional specialty occupations..............    103,133
Technicians and related support occupations.....     23,773
Sales occupations...............................     85,593
Administrative support occupations, including 
      clerical..................................    118,926
Private household occupations...................      1,964
Protective service occupations..................     19,208
Service occupations, except protective and 
      household.................................     61,415
Farming, forestry, and fishing occupations......      8,573
Precision production, craft, and repair 
      occupations...............................     79,624
Machine operators, assemblers, and inspectors...     26,958
Transportation and material moving occupations..     25,885
Handlers, equipment cleaners, helpers, and 
      laborers..................................     20,698
 
EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY
  Employed person 16 years and over.............    665,182
Agriculture, forestry, and fisheries............      9,294
Mining..........................................        412
Construction....................................     45,328
Manufacturing, nondurable goods.................     31,818
Manufacturing, durable goods....................     65,010
Transportation..................................     37,607
Communications and other public utilities.......     18,950
Wholesale trade.................................     33,317
Retail trade....................................    106,383
Finance, insurance, and real estate.............     55,720
Business and repair services....................     33,768
Personal services...............................     13,698
Entertainment, and recreation services..........      8,042
Health services.................................     63,354
Educational services............................     65,653
Other professional and related services.........     41,748
Public administration...........................     35,080
 

CLASS OF WORKER
  Employed persons 16 years and over............    665,182
Private wage and salary workers.................    505,869
Government workers..............................    121,969
  Local government workers......................     65,122
  State government workers......................     36,062
  Federal government workers....................     20,785
Self-employed workers...........................     35,382
Unpaid family workers...........................      1,962


INCOME AND POVERTY


INCOME IN 1989
  Households....................................    424,623
Less than $5,000................................      9,937
$5,000 to $9,999................................     18,812
$10,000 to $14,999..............................     18,814
$15,000 to $24,999..............................     41,191
$25,000 to $34,999..............................     48,648
$35,000 to $49,999..............................     79,067
$50,000 to $74,999..............................    109,389
$75,000 to $99,999..............................     52,959
$100,000 to $149,999............................     33,267
$150,000 or more................................     12,539
Median household income (dollars)...............     49,128
 
  Families......................................    343,611
Less than $5,000................................      4,730
$5,000 to $9,999................................      6,407
$10,000 to $14,999..............................     10,536
$15,000 to $24,999..............................     27,903
$25,000 to $34,999..............................     37,750
$35,000 to $49,999..............................     67,633
$50,000 to $74,999..............................     98,348
$75,000 to $99,999..............................     48,766
$100,000 to $149,999............................     30,369
$150,000 or more................................     11,169
Median family income (dollars)..................     53,247
 
  Nonfamily households..........................     81,012
Less than $5,000................................      5,564
$5,000 to $9,999................................     12,974
$10,000 to $14,999..............................      8,741
$15,000 to $24,999..............................     14,479
$25,000 to $34,999..............................     11,669
$35,000 to $49,999..............................     12,158
$50,000 to $74,999..............................      9,979
$75,000 to $99,999..............................      2,693
$100,000 to $149,999............................      1,729
$150,000 or more................................      1,026
Median nonfamily household income (dollars).....     24,016
 
Per capita income (dollars).....................     18,481
 

INCOME TYPE IN 1989
      Households................................    424,623
With wage and salary income.....................    354,645
  Mean wage and salary income (dollars).........     54,737
With nonfarm self-employment income.............     53,448
  Mean nonfarm self-employment income (dollars).     26,649
With farm self-employment income................      2,537
  Mean farm self-employment income (dollars)....      9,490
With Social Security income.....................    107,066
  Mean Social Security income (dollars).........      8,480
With public assistance income...................     18,340
  Mean public assistance income (dollars).......      5,220
With retirement income..........................     72,311
  Mean retirement income (dollars)..............     10,120
 
POVERTY STATUS IN 1989
  All persons for whom poverty status is 
        determined..............................  1,292,665
    Below poverty level.........................     61,389
 
Persons 18 years and over.......................    971,876
    Below poverty level.........................     40,924
  Persons 65 years and over.....................    131,879
    Below poverty level.........................      9,081
 
Related children under 18 years.................    319,789
    Below poverty level.........................     19,629
  Related children under 5 years................     91,000
    Below poverty level.........................      5,973
  Related children 5 to 17 years................    228,789
    Below poverty level.........................     13,656
 
Unrelated individuals...........................    123,541
    Below poverty level.........................     21,253
 
  All families..................................    343,611
    Below poverty level.........................     11,361
With related children under 18 years............    174,529
    Below poverty level.........................      8,684
  With related children under 5 years...........     72,689
    Below poverty level.........................      4,424
 
  Female householder families...................     42,229
    Below poverty level.........................      5,655
With related children under 18 years............     22,212
    Below poverty level.........................      5,138
  With related children under 5 years...........      6,818
    Below poverty level.........................      2,566


PERCENT BELOW POVERTY LEVEL
All persons.....................................        4.7
  Persons 18 years and over.....................        4.2
    Persons 65 years and over...................        6.9
  Related children under 18 years...............        6.1
    Related children under 5 years..............        6.6
    Related children 5 to 17 years..............        6.0
  Unrelated individuals.........................       17.2
 
All families....................................        3.3
  With related children under 18 years..........        5.0
    With related children under 5 years.........        6.1
 
Female householder families.....................       13.4
  With related children under 18 years..........       23.1
    With related children under 5 years.........       37.6


HOUSING


Total housing units.............................    481,317
 
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT
1989 to March 1990..............................      6,039
1985 to 1988....................................     30,705
1980 to 1984....................................     23,181
1970 to 1979....................................     98,944
1960 to 1969....................................    127,509
1950 to 1959....................................    105,721
1940 to 1949....................................     32,699
1939 or earlier.................................     56,519
 
BEDROOMS
No bedroom......................................      4,436
1 bedroom.......................................     46,021
2 bedrooms......................................     84,295
3 bedrooms......................................    192,665
4 bedrooms......................................    117,879
5 or more bedrooms..............................     36,021
 
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS
Lacking complete plumbing facilities............      1,391
Lacking complete kitchen facilities.............      1,865
Condominium housing units.......................     20,396
 
SOURCE OF WATER
Public system or private company................    417,243
Individual drilled well.........................     57,585
Individual dug well.............................      5,828
Some other source...............................        661
 
SEWAGE DISPOSAL
Public sewer....................................    136,890
Septic tank or cesspool.........................    340,519
Other means.....................................      3,908
 
      Occupied housing units....................    424,719
 
HOUSE HEATING FUEL
Utility gas.....................................     97,024
Bottled, tank, or LP gas........................      7,010
Electricity.....................................     27,731
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.........................    288,585
Coal or coke....................................      1,272
Wood............................................      1,715
Solar energy....................................         59
Other fuel......................................        830
No fuel used....................................        493

YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT
1989 to March 1990..............................     51,278
1985 to 1988....................................    101,589
1980 to 1984....................................     62,406
1970 to 1979....................................    101,921
1960 to 1969....................................     65,738
1959 or earlier.................................     41,787
 
TELEPHONE
No telephone in unit............................      7,259
 
VEHICLES AVAILABLE
  Occupied housing units........................    424,719
None............................................     24,853
1...............................................    105,236
2...............................................    180,343
3 or more.......................................    114,287
 
MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS
Specified owner-occupied housing units..........    307,382
  With a mortgage...............................    230,288
    Less than $300..............................        613
    $300 to $499................................      6,795
    $500 to $699................................     33,050
    $700 to $999................................     57,255
    $1,000 to $1,499............................     72,275
    $1,500 to $1,999............................     37,760
    $2,000 or more..............................     22,540
    Median (dollars)............................      1,115
  Not mortgaged.................................     77,094
    Less than $100..............................        167
    $100 to $199................................      1,712
    $200 to $299................................      7,599
    $300 to $399................................     15,734
    $400 or more................................     51,882
    Median (dollars)............................        401
 
SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1989
Specified owner-occupied housing units..........    307,382
  Less than 20 percent..........................    132,389
  20 to 24 percent..............................     42,860
  25 to 29 percent..............................     34,175
  30 to 34 percent..............................     25,329
  35 percent or more............................     70,860
  Not computed..................................      1,769

GROSS RENT
Specified renter-occupied housing units.........     83,492
  Less than $200................................      2,149
  $200 to $299..................................      1,362
  $300 to $499..................................      6,145
  $500 to $749..................................     24,787
  $750 to $999..................................     26,295
  $1,000 or more................................     19,141
  No cash rent..................................      3,613
  Median (dollars)..............................        802
 
GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1989
Specified renter-occupied housing units.........     83,492
  Less than 20 percent..........................     16,792
  20 to 24 percent..............................     11,856
  25 to 29 percent..............................     10,054
  30 to 34 percent..............................      7,615
  35 percent or more............................     32,255
  Not computed..................................      4,920



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