Long Island indicators

An economic indicator is a data point used to interpret and help judge the overall health of an economy.

It’s a snapshot based on government-collected numbers analyzed to see how a region, in this case Long Island, compares with both itself and other places nearby and nationally over time.


  • GDP Growth, Indexed to 2000
  • Employment Rate, Indexed to 2000
  • Average Annual Wage, In 2017 Dollars
  • Annual Wage Growth, Indexed to 2001
  • Household income
  • Household Income Distribution, Adjusted for Inflation

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  • Long Island Population
  • Population Change in Nassau and Suffolk Counties
  • Share of Families Living Below Poverty
  • Share of Individuals Living Below Poverty
  • Share of Households Receiving Food Stamps
  • Share of Population By Insurance Coverage
  • Population distribution by age
  • Share of population living in very walkable neighborhoods
  • Change in life expectancy
  • Difference in life expectancy

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  • Long Island Households with Housing Costs Burdens
  • Median Household Income and Rent
  • Median Home Value, Adjusted for Inflation
  • Share of Renter Occupied Units

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  • Annual Rail Ridership, Indexed to 2010
  • Annual Bus Ridership, Indexed to 2010
  • Total Vehicle Registrations

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  • School poverty: Percent of Students Receiving Free or Reduced-Priced Lunch
  • Share of Children Under 5 Enrolled in Preschool or Nursery School

View all our indicators about education here