Census: Vacancy Rate Higher in Westhampton Beach and Quogue

Quogue has the highest number of empty homes with 73 percent of the housing stock vacant.

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Westhampton Beach and Quogue have the highest dwelling vacancies in Western Southampton.

The U.S. Census Bureau, which released New York numbers on March 24, reports that Quogue has the highest vacancy rate at 73 percent and Westhampton Beach has the second highest rate at 70 percent.

According to the data, Quogue has a total of 1,623 homes. Of those, 424 are occupied while 1,199 remain vacant. In a percentage, only 26 percent of Quogue’s homes are occupied.

The data is similar in Westhampton Beach, where there are a total of 2,376 homes. Of those, 1,688 are vacant and 691 are occupied. Percentage-wise, those numbers show that only 29 percent of Westhampton Beach’s homes are occupied.

Meanwhile, numbers for Westhampton and East Quogue show that the number of vacant homes and occupied homes are just about even.

East Quogue has a total of 3,069 homes.  Of them, 1,832 are occupied and 1,237 are vacant.

Similarly, Westhampton has a total of 1,210 homes and, of them, 1,045 are occupied and 1,075 are vacant.

However, while Westhampton’s vacancy and occupancy rates are about the same in the 2010 Census, the area’s vacancy numbers climbed nearly 48 percent compared to the 2000 Census.

According to the data, in 2000, the number of vacant dwellings in Westhampton was 728 while, in 2010, there were 1075 reported vacant homes.

In Hampton Bays, however, the 2010 Census reports that that the majority of its housing stock is occupied.  There are a total of 7,873 homes in the area and of those, 5,079 are occupied and 2,873 are vacant.  In a percentage, 64 percent of Hampton Bays’ homes are occupied and 35 percent are not.


2010 Housing Stoc



Percent of Vacant Homes



Percent of Occupied Homes
East Quogue 3069
1237 40 1832 59
Hampton Bays 7873
2794 35 5079 64 Quogue 1623
1199 73 1199 26 Westhampton 1210 1075 50 1045 49 Westhampton Beach 2376
1685 70 691 29


Robert Murray April 13, 2011 at 11:07 AM
Check your chart. The numbers for Quogue and Westhampton don't tally correctly.
Trish Kaloski April 13, 2011 at 12:55 PM
And I'm sure some of that would have to do with summer residents, no?


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