Riverhead, New York Demographics

The total population of Riverhead town is estimated to be 35,759 with 18,438 males (51.56%) and 17,321 females (48.44%). There are 1,117 less females than males in Riverhead town.
The median household income in Riverhead town was $87,116 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 1,422(1.66%) from $85,694 in 2020. This income is 116.77% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Riverhead town sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of under 25 years old, at $146,767. Overall, the median household income for the town of Riverhead town stands at $87,116.
In Riverhead town, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $49,391 for males and $36,455 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $72,328 for males and $67,225 for females.
In Riverhead town, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 5 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, White households have the highest median household income at $97,345, while Black or African American households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $36,764.
In 2022, the population of Riverhead town was 35,834, a 0.47% decrease year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Riverhead town's population was 36,004, an increase of 0.53% compared to a population of 35,813 in 2020.
The median age in Riverhead, New York is 49.3, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 13.95% were under the age of 15, 16.75% aged 15 to 29, 43.90% aged 30 to 64, 23.04% aged 65 to 84, and 2.35% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Riverhead town population: 80.90% are White, 8.56% are Black or African American, 0.06% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.93% are Asian, 4.77% are some other race and 3.78% are multiracial.