Report: Long Island’s Hispanic population on the rise in most areas

The Hispanic or Latino population on Long Island is growing in many places, some of them significantly so, like in the Town of Babylon where the Hispanic population grew by 24%, according to newly released ACS numbers. Smithtown and Hempstead also saw significant increases.

Glen Cove and Long Beach both saw a decline by 6% and 19% respectively.

Shelter Island, Southold, Riverhead, East Hampton, Poospatuck reservation and Shinnecock reservation had really small Hispanic or Latino population numbers, which made the census data unreliable.

Read our previous posts looking at the white or Black and African American population changes. And read how we define race and ethnicity, or what percentage point changes are.

Name County Percent change (Hispanic or Latino) Percentage point change (Hispanic or Latino)
Babylon Suffolk County 23.72% 4.35%
Brookhaven Suffolk County 15.11% 2.12%
Glen Cove Nassau County -6.32% -2.03%
Hempstead Nassau County 17.24% 2.87%
Huntington Suffolk County 15.52% 1.76%
Islip Suffolk County 2.78% 1.12%
Long Beach Nassau County -19.45% -3.31%
North Hempstead Nassau County 8.03% 0.87%
Oyster Bay Nassau County 1.42% 0.03%
Smithtown Suffolk County 18.68% 0.97%
Southampton Suffolk County 10.21% 1.59%