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Population gains and losses on LI

New Census population estimates indicate that the towns of Brookhaven and Islip lost more than 3,000 in population between 2015 and 2016, accounting for 58% of Suffolk County's population loss. In Nassau during that period, only Glen Cove lost population. The map shows towns and cities that gained (green) or lost (red) population. Click on any town for details going back to 2010. The table below shows the 2015-16 changes. You can also read about shifts in village population estimates.

Shinnecock and Poospatuck are reservations


Details on the 2015-2016 estimates


Place201520162015-16 change2015-16 % change
Nassau County 1,359,702 1,361,500 1,7980.13
   Glen Cove 27,351 27,341 -10-0.04
   Hempstead 769,818 770,367 5490.07
   Long Beach 33,706 33,717 110.03
   North Hempstead 230,333 231,114 7810.34
   Oyster Bay 298,494 298,961 4670.16
     
Suffolk County 1,497,903 1,492,583 -5,320-0.36
   Babylon 212,984 212,137 -847-0.40
   Brookhaven 488,201 486,599 -1,602-0.33
   East Hampton 21,965 22,009 440.20
   Huntington 204,077 203,236 -841-0.41
   Islip 335,249 333,758 -1,491-0.44
   Riverhead 33,714 33,637 -77-0.23
   Shelter Island 2,412 2,413 10.04
   Smithtown 117,962 117,481 -481-0.41
   Southampton 58,108 58,119 110.02
   Southold 22,202 22,165 -37-0.17
   Poospatuck Reservation 336 335 -1-0.30
   Shinnecock Reservation 693 694 10.14

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