Community

Current recorded demographics are based on a population of 9,520 residents according to the 2000 Census. Since 2000 two more residential developments have been completed or are under construction, for a total number of 1331 additional units as of summer 2008. An additional 1,160 units are expected over the next 5 years.

An attempt to update the 2000 demographics is under way, in advance of the next official Census.

 

Demographics

Census 2000
Roosevelt Island
New York City
Age:
Under 5

5%

8%
Under 18
20%
26%
18-65
67%
62%
Over 65
15%
13%
     
Sex:
Female
Male

4,995 (52%)
4,525 (48%)
 
4,214,074 (52.6%)
3,794,204 (47.4%)
     
Family Structure:
Married couples with children
 
17%
 
18%
Married couples without children
19%
21%
Male-based households with related and unrelated children
3%
6%
Female-based households with related and unrelated children
16%
18%
Total family households
55%
62%
Female-based households
N/A
18%
Two or more person non-family household
9%
6%
One person households
36%
33%
Total non-family households
45%
39%
     
Color and Ethnicity:
White non-Hispanic

45%

62%
Black non-Hispanic
27%
15%
Hispanic
14%
15%
Asian and Pacific Islander
11%
5%
Other
0.3%
0.4%
     
Income:
Less than $35,000

37%

41%
$35,001-$99,999
40%
44%
Over $100,000
23%
15%
Median Income
$49,976
$43,393
     
Female Employment:
Women working

54%

93%
Women with children under 6 working
56%
7%
Women with children under 18 working
71%
24%
     
Density:
Persons per acre

11

36
Dwelling units per acre 4 15

 


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