New population estimates for Long Island

Long Island's population rose in 2015 to 2,862,937, the U.S. Census estimates, down slightly from 2,861,015 the year before and 2,836,760 in 2010. Minority populations all grew during the period. The charts below show the growth, and the table at the bottom gives 2015 specifics. You can read more about the Long Island population estimates.



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Nassau Suffolk Total LI
Total 2015 population 1,361,350 1,501,587 2,862,937
White male 405,979 502,732 908,711
White female 430,710 527,335 958,045
Total white 836,689 1,030,067 1,866,756
  White percent 61.5 68.6 65.2
Black male 71,323 51,817 123,140
Black female 83,665 56,158 139,823
Total black 154,988 107,975 262,963
  Black percent 11.4 7.2 9.2
Hispanic males 113,253 144,316 257,569
Hispanic females 110,930 135,547 246,477
Total Hispanic 224,183 279,863 504,046
  Hispanic percent 16.5 18.6 17.6
Asian male 60,850 29,484 90,334
Asian female 65,624 31,296 96,920
Total Asian 126,474 60,780 187,254
  Asian percent 9 4 7
Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander males 196 170 366
Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander females 242 163 405
Total Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander 438 333 771
  Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander % 0.03 0.02 0.03
Multiracial males 8,297 9,542 17,839
Multiracial females 8,707 10,089 18,796
Total multiracial 17,004 19,631 36,635
  Multiracial percent 1.25 1.31 1.28
American Indian/Alaskan Native male 753 1,417 2,170
American Indian/Alaskan Native female 821 1,521 2,342
Total American Indian/Alaskan Native 1,574 2,938 4,512
  American Indian/Alaskan Native %0.120.200.16

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