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.

Census 2000

Demographics

Age

Census Data Roosevelt Island New York City
Under 5 5% 8%
Under 18 20% 26%
18-65 67% 62%
Over 65 15% 13%

Sex

Census Data Roosevelt Island New York City
Female 4,995 (52%) 4,214,074 (52.6%)
Male 4,525 (48%) 3,794,204 (47.4%)

Family Structure

Census Data Roosevelt Island New York City
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

Census Data Roosevelt Island New York City
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

Census Data Roosevelt Island New York City
Less than $35,000 37% 41%
$35,001-$99,999 40% 44%
Over $100,000 23% 15%
Median Income $49,976 $43,393
Women working 54% 93%
Women with children under 6 working 56% 7%
Women with children under 18 working 71% 24%

Density

Census Data Roosevelt Island New York City
Persons per acre 11 36
Dwelling units per acre 4 15