Riverhead, NY Demographics


Population (year 2000): 27,680. Estimated population in July 2005: 34,240 (+23.7% change)
Males: 13,506 (48.8%), Females: 14,174 (51.2%)

Suffolk County

Zip code: 11901

Median resident age: 40.6 years
Median household income: $46,195 (year 2000)
Median house value: $166,000 (year 2000)

Races in Riverhead:

  • White Non-Hispanic (81.3%)
  • Black (10.5%)
  • Hispanic (6.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Other race (1.4%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Irish (22.4%), German (20.0%), Italian (18.8%), Polish (15.0%), English (7.3%), United States (2.6%).

Land area: 15.1 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Riverhead

  • High school or higher: 81.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 22.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Riverhead town

  • Never married: 21.8%
  • Now married: 57.6%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

9.6% Foreign born (5.0% Europe, 3.0% Latin America, 1.3% Asia).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Riverhead:

  • CENTRAL SUFFOLK HOSPITAL (1300 ROANOKE AVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Riverhead:

  • UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL (about 2 miles; SUNY STONY BROOK, NY)
  • SOUTHAMPTON HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; SOUTHAMPTON, NY)
  • EASTERN LONG ISLAND HOSPITAL (about 24 miles; GREENPORT, NY)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Riverhead:

  • TWEED-NEW HAVEN (about 27 miles; NEW HAVEN, CT; ID: HVN)
  • LONG ISLAND MAC ARTHUR (about 32 miles; ISLIP, NY; ID: ISP)
  • IGOR I SIKORSKY MEMORIAL (about 35 miles; BRIDGEPORT, CT; ID: BDR)
Other public-use airports nearest to Riverhead:

  • FRANCIS S GABRESKI (about 8 miles; WESTHAMPTON BEACH, NY; ID: FOK)
  • SPADARO (about 10 miles; EAST MORICHES, NY; ID: 1N2)
  • LUFKER (about 10 miles; EAST MORICHES, NY; ID: O00)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Riverhead:

  • SUFFOLK COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE-EASTERN CAMPUS (Full-time enrollment: 1,417; Location: SPEONK RIVERHEAD RD; Public)
  • CENTRAL SUFFOLK SCHOOL OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY (Location: 1300 ROANOKE AVE; Private, not-for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Riverhead:

  • SUNY AT STONY BROOK (about 2 miles; STONY BROOK, NY; Full-time enrollment: 16,829)
  • SAINT JOSEPHS COLLEGE-SUFFOLK CAMPUS (about 26 miles; PATCHOGUE, NY; FT enrollment: 2,617)
  • SUFFOLK COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE-AMMERMAN CAMPUS (about 27 miles; SELDEN, NY; FT enrollment: 6,992)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN (about 32 miles; WEST HAVEN, CT; FT enrollment: 3,081)
  • GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 33 miles; NEW HAVEN, CT; FT enrollment: 2,100)
  • SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY (about 35 miles; NEW HAVEN, CT; FT enrollment: 8,808)
  • DOWLING COLLEGE (about 35 miles; OAKDALE, NY; FT enrollment: 3,747)

Schools

Public high school in Riverhead:

  • RIVERHEAD SHS (Students: 1,462; Location: 700 HARRISON AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Riverhead:

  • MERCY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 355; Location: 1225 OSTRANDER AVENUE; Grades: 7 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Riverhead:

  • RIVERHEAD MS (Students: 770; Location: 600 HARRISON AVE; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • PULASKI STREET ES (Students: 748; Location: 300 PULASKI ST; Grades: 05 – 06)
  • PHILLIPS AVE SCHOOL (Students: 488; Location: 141 PHILLIPS AVE; Grades: KG – 04)
  • ROANOKE AVE SCHOOL (Students: 343; Location: 549 ROANOKE AVE; Grades: KG – 04)
Private primary/middle schools in Riverhead:

  • ST ISIDORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 264; Location: 515 MARCY AVENUE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST SCHOOL (Students: 249; Location: 546 ST JOHNS PLACE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • EAST END CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 67; Location: PO BOX 598; Grades: KG – 10)

Libraries

Library in Riverhead:

  • RIVERHEAD FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,960,455; Location: 330 COURT STREET; 142,806 books; 5,274 audio materials; 7,163 video materials; 897 serial subscriptions)