Shelter Island CDP, New York
Population 1,155

Overview

Housing
Median Home Value
$677,500
Half are $489,100 - $963,500
Median Monthly Owner Costs
$1,991
With a Mortgage
Median Monthly Rent
$889
Includes Utilities
Median Year Housing Built
1973
Employment & Commute
Median Household Income
$74,000
Poverty Rate
2%
Unemployment Rate
8.4%
Education
Percent with a High School Diploma
95%
Ages 25+
Percent with a College Degree
60%
Ages 25+
Percent with a Post Grad Degree
18%
Ages 25+
Demographics
Middle Aged and Married
27%
Ages 40-64
Seniors
25%
Ages 65+

The city of Shelter Island is a rural city located in southeast New York near Shelter Island Sound. It is home to the Westmoreland Airport. Shelter Island is one of 33 cities in Suffolk County. While many may refer to it as a city, it actually is a census designated place (CDP).

Shelter Island, NY is a Place (Census Designated):
Often referred to as cities, places can be categorized as Census Designated Places (CDP) or legal entities. The places that are legal entities provide governmental functions. CDPs have no governmental authority and exist only for statistical purposes. They are similar to legal entities in that they are a concentrated population identifiable by a name. Neither cross state lines, but may extend across county lines. A CDP may not extend into a legal entity.
Need a wider view? Shelter Island, NY is a part of the New York, NY Metro Area.

Housing

1973

Median Year Housing was BuiltAll Housing Including Owner/Renter Occupied and Unoccupied

Year Housing was BuiltAll Housing Including Owner/Renter Occupied and Unoccupied

56.1%

Estimated Vacation Homes

This estimate includes housing for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use

4.5%

Estimated Abandoned Homes

This estimate includes vacant housing that is not for rent, rented, for sale, sold, for seasonal/recreational/occasional use, or for migrant workers.

71.9%

Home Ownership PercentageOccupied Housing Units

88

Price to Rent RatioOccupied Housing Units

The price to rent ratio compares home values to rental costs. Values over 20 indicate that it is likely more affordable to rent. Values under 15 indicate that it is likely more affordable to buy. Values between 15 and 20 indicate that extra judgment must be taken when making housing decisions. It is calculated as the median home value divided by the median annual contract rent (ie. rent without additional utilities).

$677,500

Median Owner Occupied Home Value

$1,991

Median Monthly Ownership CostsOwner Occupied Housing Units with a Mortgage

Monthly housing costs include mortgage payments, real estate taxes, insurance, utilities, and condo fees. When comparing to monthly rental costs, be careful to also look at the median number of bedrooms. Owner occupied homes generally include more bedrooms than rentals.

9.2

Housing Affordability (Median Multiple)

The median multiple is the ratio of median house price by the median annual household income. In other words, how many years would it take for the median income to pay off the median home price? Higher values indicate that the incomes in the area are not high enough to warrant the higher home prices. Anything under 3 is considered affordable while higher values indicate that housing is not affordable.

40%

Housing Cost Burdened Owners

Federally subsidized housing programs set the maximum affordable housing cost at 30% of income. This threshold has become a measure of housing affordability and is intended to make sure that households have enough money to for other needs including food, clothing, transportation, etc. Anyone spending more than 30% of their income on housing is considered house burdened because it becomes difficult to afford many of the other necessities of living.

$889

Median Monthly Rent and Utility CostsRenter Occupied Housing Units with Housing Costs

Monthly housing costs include rent and utilities. When comparing to monthly ownership costs, be careful to also look at the median number of bedrooms. Owner occupied homes generally include more bedrooms than rentals.

Employment

$73,895

Median Household Income

Household Income

44.1

Household Income Inequality

Income inequality is measured using the Gini coefficient. Lower values indicate that household income is spread evenly across the income groups. Higher values indicate that one income group is much more common than others.

2%

Poverty Rate

Poverty status uses the standards set by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). If a family's total income is less than a certain threshold, every person in the family is considered to be in poverty. The threshold varies based on family size, composition, and age.

$47,054

Median Annual Individual EarningsPast 12 months for the Population Ages 16+ With Earnings

Annual Individual EarningsPopulation Ages 16+ with Earnings

79%

Unadjusted Gender Pay GapPopulation Ages 16+ with Earnings

The unadjusted gender pay gap is the median indvidiual female earnings as a percentage of male earnings. In other words, women who work in Shelter Island, NY generally make around 7924% of what men do. Much of that difference is likely due to the number of hours worked (see the Full Time vs Part Time Work chart), occupations chosen (see the Employed by Occupation chart), education, and job experience. Adjusting for each of those factors to see what women with similar qualifications and jobs make compared to men is difficult, but the adjusted pay gap would be more likely to show the difference due to discrimination, difference in ability, or willingness to negotiate pay. For these reasons, differences in the gender pay shown here may be more likely to show the gender ideals in an area than the discriminatory practices. It is also worth noting that the 24% of men and 37% of women ages 16+ that did not have earnings were not included in the calculation.

8.4%

Unemployment RatePopulation Ages 16+ in the Civilian Labor Force

To classify as unemployed, people must not be in the military and must be actively looking for work (also known as the U3 measure of unemployment which is the official unemployment rate). In Shelter Island, NY, 29% of the population ages 16+ are not employed, but are also not looking for work so they are not considered in the unemployment rate. See the Labor Force Participation Rate for more information.

71%

Labor Force Participation RatePopulation Ages 16+

People in the labor force include those in the armed forces as well as civilians who are employed or classified as unemployed. To classify as unemployed, people must be actively looking for work. Common people that are not considered in the labor force are students, homemakers, retired workers, seasonal workers not currently looking for work, and institutionalized people. In Shelter Island, NY, 29% of people are neither employed or looking for work.

Full Time vs Part Time WorkPopulation Ages 16-64 Who Worked in the Last 12 Months

Full-time employment is typically considered 35-40 hours per week. With the exception of health care coverage, federal law does not regulate the definition of full time employment for compensation and benefits purposes. The Affordable Care Act (ACA/Obamacare) mandates that all employees working an average of 30 or more hours per week at a large employer must be eligible for health care coverage.

Total

35+ Hours per Week
72%
15-34 Hours per Week
19%
1-14 Hours per Week
9%

Male

35+ Hours per Week
81%
15-34 Hours per Week
19%
1-14 Hours per Week
0%

Female

35+ Hours per Week
65%
15-34 Hours per Week
18%
1-14 Hours per Week
17%

Means Of Transportation To WorkWorkers Ages 16+

Car, truck, etc.
58%
Public transportation
8%
Taxi
0%
Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means
25%
Worked at Home
8%

Travel Time to WorkIn Minutes for Workers Ages 16+ Who Did Not Work at Home

Education

Educational AttainmentPopulation Ages 25+

Less than High School Diploma
5%
High School Graduate
35%
Associate's degree
11%
Bachelor's degree
30%
Master's degree
15%
Professional school degree
2%
Doctorate degree
1%
95%

Percent with a High School DiplomaPopulation Ages 25+

High school diplomas include equivalencies, but do not include those who reported completing grade 12 without a diploma.

60%

Percent with a College DegreePopulation Ages 25+

College degrees include those with an Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Professional school, or Doctorate degree.

18%

Percent with a Post Graduate DegreePopulation Ages 25+

Post graduate degrees include those with a Master's, Professional school, or Doctorate degree.

Demographics

1,155

Total Population

Life Stages

Children Under 10
14%
Children 10-17
5%
Young Adult Singles
10%
Middle Aged and Married
27%
Seniors
25%
Other
20%
27%

Middle Aged and Married (Ages 40-64)

25%

Seniors (Ages 65+)

Marital Status of MalesPopulation Ages 15+

Marital Status of FemalesPopulation Ages 15+

Household Composition

Single female/male families do not necessarily denote single parent households. Single householders living with siblings, their aging parents, or any other relatives would be included.

Married Couples
68%
Single Female Families
10%
Single Male Families
8%
Householder Living Alone
13%
Householder Living with Non-Relative
1%

Race

White
95%
Black
2%
American Indian or Alaskan
0%
Asian
0%
Pacific Islander
0%
Other
0%
Two Plus Races
4%
20

Racial and Ethnic Diversity

The racial and ethnic diversity index measures the probability that any two people chose at random from Shelter Island, NY are of different races or ethnicities where higher numbers represent more diversity. It was developed by the University of North Carolina and USA Today in 1991 and adapted in 2000 to account for differences in Census questions. It uses the same calculation methods as the Gini Index used by the Census Bureau to determine household income inequality.

Climate

The climate estimates use Shelter Island, NY weather from 1971 to 2000 at the nearest official weather station which is located at GREENPORT POWER HO.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (Inches)

Summer High Temps

This weather station's average summer high temps are lower than 85% of other weather stations.

Winter Low Temps

This weather station's average winter low temps are higher than 63% of other weather stations.

Precipitation Levels

This weather station's average precipitation levels are higher than 73% of other weather stations.

Entity Info

PropertySourceValue
State2013 ACSNY
Summary Level2013 ACS160 (place)
Logical Record Number2010 Census0405398
Logical Record Number2013 ACS0025938
Region2013 ACS1
Division2013 ACS2
State FIPS2013 ACS36
Place FIPS2013 ACS66828
Metro Micro Politan Statistical Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
New England City & Town Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
Name2010 CensusShelter Island CDP
Name2013 ACSShelter Island CDP, New York
Functional Status Code2010 CensusS
Legal Statistical Area Description Code2013 ACS57
State ANSI2010 Census01779796
Place ANSI2010 Census02390288
Full GEOID2013 ACS16000US3666828
GEOID2013 ACS3666828
Population2010 Census1,333
Population2013 ACS1,155
Housing Units2010 Census1,136
Housing Units2013 ACS1,208
Land Area2013 ACS6.5 square miles
Water Area2013 ACS0.1 square miles
Population Density2013 ACS176.4 people per sq. mile
Minimum Bounding Rectangle Or Bounding Box2013 ACS[41.025909,-72.35579], [41.08443,-72.270148],
Centroid Or Center Coordinates2013 ACS41.058484250496, -72.314322634974
FIPS Place Class Code2010 CensusU1
Place Size Code2010 Census09