Long Island’s Asian American population on the rise

The Town of Oyster Bay and the Town of North Hempstead, which both already have significant Asian American populations, saw large percentage increases from 2013 to 2018. Oyster Bay saw a 26.9% increase, while North Hempstead saw a 30% increase.

With this change, almost one out of every five people in North Hempstead in 2018 is likely to be an Asian American. And one out of every 10 people in Oyster Bay in Asian, according to the data.

Southampton, Riverhead, Long Beach, Glen Cove, Shelter Island, Southold, East Hampton, Poospatuck reservation and Shinnecock reservation had low Asian American population numbers, which made the Census data unreliable.

Name County Percent change (Asian American) Percentage point change (Asian American)
Babylon Suffolk County 3.19% 0.14%
Brookhaven Suffolk County 7.27% 0.32%
Hempstead Nassau County 2.68% 0.11%
Huntington Suffolk County 14.97% 0.76%
Islip Suffolk County -8.16% -0.21%
North Hempstead Nassau County 30.6% 4.1%
Oyster Bay Nassau County 26.89% 2.38%
Smithtown Suffolk County 33.39% 1.17%