Wheatley Heights, New York

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Wheatley Heights is a Census-designated place (CDP) in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population was 5,013 at the 2000 census.[1] The CDP is named after the hamlet in the same general vicinity.



Wheatley Heights historically was part of the hamlet of Wyandanch, and still shares a ZIP code and fire brigade with Wyandanch. The name of the area was changed to Wheatley Heights by a property developer to distinguish that Wyandanch residents north of Main street are part of the Half Hollow Hills school district.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.5 km²), all land.

Wheatley Heights is bordered by Dix Hills to the northeast, Deer Park to the east, Wyandanch to the south and south and west, and Melville to the northwest.


As of the census[1] of 2000, and there were 5,013 people, 1,455 households, and 1,223 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,704.7 per square mile (1,433.7/km²). There were 1,494 housing units at an average density of 1,104.1/sq mi (427.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 40.00% White, 48.41% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 3.41% Asian, 4.15% from other races, and 3.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.67% of the population.

There were 1,455 households out of which 43.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.2% were married couples living together, 17.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.9% were non-families. 13.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.42 and the average family size was 3.67.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 7.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $75,076, and the median income for a family was $79,745. Males had a median income of $46,444 versus $34,000 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $25,432. About 3.4% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.6% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.

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