Suffolk County

  1. Suffolk County Legal Resources
  2. Suffolk County Statistics
  3. Suffolk County Property/Housing/Real Estate Information
  4. Suffolk County Employment Information
  5. Suffolk County Family Information
  6. Suffolk County Education Information
  7. Suffolk County Business Information
  8. Suffolk County Public Benefits Information
  9. Suffolk County Criminal Information
  10. Suffolk County Immigration & Civil Rights Information
  11. Suffolk County Cities
  12. Suffolk County Zip Codes


Suffolk County Legal Resources

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Suffolk County Statistics

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  • Population (2000): 689,807
  • Births / Deaths / Infant Deaths (2004): 9,083 / 5,092 / 52
  • Land Area (2000): 151.556 square kilometers
  • Water Area (2000): 159.745 square kilometers
  • Farms (2002): 8
  • Farms under 50 acres (2002): 87.50%
  • Farms over 500 acres (2002): 0.00%
  • Gallons of water used per day (total) (2000): 303,000,000
  • Ground water as percent of water use (2000): 0.60%
  • Physicians (2004): 8,545
  • Community Hospitals (Beds) (2004): 17 (4,761)
  • Medicare Recipients (2005): 85,739
  • Federal Spending (2004): $10,143,681
  • Local Time(s):
  • Area Code(s): 339, 508, 617, 774, 781, 857, 978

Suffolk County Population By Year


Year  Population Year  Population Year  Population
1990 617,069 1992 572,822 1994 556,724
1991 615,094 1993 596,756 1995 576,581

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Suffolk County - Historical Places
Houses (2000): 292,520
Building Permits Issued (2006): 1,073
Valuation of Building Permits (2006): $97,927
Suffolk County Real Estate Lawyers provide services for home buying/selling, commercial real estate, leases, landlord tenant, construction, land use and zoning laws. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Suffolk County Employment Information

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Employment (2003): 887,408
Payroll (2003) / (1Q 2003): $42,485,250,000 / $10,908,126,000

Suffolk County Labor Force By Month


Year Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
1990 350,022 328,598 21,425 6.12% 61
1991 341,672 312,148 29,524 8.64% 86
1992 333,461 304,876 28,585 8.57% 86
1993 330,244 306,629 23,615 7.15% 72
1994 328,866 308,484 20,383 6.20% 62
1995 337,375 318,455 18,920 5.61% 56
1996 338,580 322,348 16,232 4.79% 48
1997 343,313 328,401 14,912 4.34% 44
1998 344,326 332,037 12,289 3.57% 36
1999 346,595 334,447 12,148 3.51% 35
2000 351,087 340,347 10,739 3.06% 31
2001 354,052 339,407 14,645 4.14% 41
2002 351,826 330,953 20,873 5.93% 59
2003 344,251 321,685 22,566 6.56% 66
2004 335,466 316,106 19,360 5.77% 58
2005 331,183 313,494 17,689 5.34% 54
2006 346,750 329,054 17,697 5.10% 51
2007 348,493 332,673 15,820 4.54% 46
2008 350,458 333,114 17,344 4.95% 49
Month Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
Jan 2008 349,447 332,239 17,208 4.92% 49
Feb 2008 347,418 331,541 15,877 4.57% 46
Mar 2008 348,293 332,824 15,469 4.44% 44
Apr 2008 346,372 333,493 12,879 3.72% 37
May 2008 346,366 329,500 16,866 4.87% 49
Jun 2008 354,681 334,565 20,116 5.67% 57
Jul 2008 356,762 337,394 19,368 5.43% 54
Aug 2008 355,225 336,448 18,777 5.29% 53
Sep 2008 349,558 330,020 19,538 5.59% 56
Oct, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Nov, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Dec, 2008 -- -- -- --% --

Suffolk County Employment By Industry


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 34,694 10.43%
2. Educational Services 28,110 8.45%
3. Accommodation and Food Services 28,082 8.44%
4. Finance and Insurance 23,842 7.17%
5. Construction 23,702 7.12%
6. Health Care 22,784 6.85%
7. Public Administration 18,320 5.51%
8. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 15,714 4.72%
9. Other Transportation 9,972 3.00%
10. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 8,232 2.47%
11. Food and Beverage Stores 7,490 2.25%
12. Arts / Entertainment / Recreation 6,052 1.82%
13. Computer and Electronic Manufacturing 5,950 1.79%
14. Publishing / Movie / Sound Recording Industries 5,614 1.69%
15. Religious / Grantmaking / Civic / Similar Organizations 5,374 1.62%
16. Broadcasting and Telecommunications 4,912 1.48%
17. Repair and Maintenance 4,782 1.44%
18. Miscellaneous Manufacturing 4,352 1.31%
19. Info Services and Data Processing 4,138 1.24%
20. Personal and Laundry Services 4,050 1.22%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Health Care 58,452 17.88%
2. Educational Services 41,968 12.84%
3. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 31,676 9.69%
4. Finance and Insurance 29,242 8.95%
5. Accommodation and Food Services 21,580 6.60%
6. Public Administration 16,010 4.90%
7. Social Assistance 13,430 4.11%
8. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 12,172 3.72%
9. Religious / Grantmaking / Civic / Similar Organizations 7,314 2.24%
10. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 6,442 1.97%
11. Personal and Laundry Services 5,838 1.79%
12. Publishing / Movie / Sound Recording Industries 5,424 1.66%
13. Arts / Entertainment / Recreation 5,258 1.61%
14. Food and Beverage Stores 5,240 1.60%
15. Info Services and Data Processing 4,380 1.34%
16. Department and Other General Stores 3,964 1.21%
17. Clothing and Apparel Including Shoes 3,710 1.14%
18. Broadcasting and Telecommunications 3,568 1.09%
19. Other Transportation 3,516 1.08%
20. Construction 3,110 0.95%

Suffolk County Employment By Job


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Computer Specialists 16,480 4.95%
2. Other Management Occupations 15,716 4.72%
3. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 15,508 4.66%
4. Other Sales and Related Occupations 11,508 3.46%
5. Other Office and Admin Support 10,880 3.27%
6. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 10,618 3.19%
7. Business Operations Specialists 9,238 2.78%
8. Driver / Sales Workers and Truckers 9,036 2.72%
9. Cooks and Food Preparation Workers 8,922 2.68%
10. Sales Reps / Wholesale and Manufact 8,712 2.62%
11. Other Production Occupations 7,910 2.38%
12. Other Installation / Maintenance 7,564 2.27%
13. Other Food Preparation and Servers 7,298 2.19%
14. Laborers and Material Movers / Handlers 6,798 2.04%
15. Accountants and Auditors 6,772 2.04%
16. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 6,772 2.04%
17. Other Protective Service Workers 5,738 1.72%
18. Top Executives 5,652 1.70%
19. Lawyers 5,018 1.51%
20. Cashiers 4,928 1.48%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Other Office and Admin Support 22,972 7.03%
2. Secretaries and Admins 19,302 5.91%
3. Other Management Occupations 15,416 4.72%
4. Informaion and Record Clerks, Not Customer Service 11,774 3.60%
5. Business Operations Specialists 11,126 3.40%
6. Nursing / Psychiatric / Home Health 10,906 3.34%
7. Teachers, Pre/Primary School 10,756 3.29%
8. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 10,508 3.21%
9. Registered Nurses 9,372 2.87%
10. Cashiers 9,302 2.85%
11. Other Sales and Related Occupations 8,968 2.74%
12. Counselors / Social Workers / Etc. 8,324 2.55%
13. Computer Specialists 7,212 2.21%
14. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 7,210 2.21%
15. Child Care Workers 6,982 2.14%
16. Accountants and Auditors 6,490 1.99%
17. Health Technologists and Technicians 6,390 1.96%
18. Customer Service Representatives 6,336 1.94%
19. Sales Reps / Wholesale and Manufact 5,792 1.77%
20. Waiters and Waitresses 5,522 1.69%

Suffolk County Hours Worked Per Week In 1999

Hours Per Week  Population Percent
35 or more hours 612,530 54.19%
15-35 hours 138,620 12.26%
1-14 hours 31,854 2.82%
No regular hours 347,278 30.72%

Suffolk County Time Left For Work

Time  Population Percent
Midnight-4:59 AM 13,408 2.14%
5 AM-5:29 AM 12,568 2.00%
5:30 AM-5:59 AM 18,308 2.92%
6 AM-6:29 AM 44,616 7.11%
6:30 AM-6:59 AM 48,416 7.72%
7 AM-7:29 AM 84,794 13.52%
7:30 AM-7:59 AM 88,510 14.11%
8 AM-8:29 AM 103,762 16.54%
8:30 AM-8:59 AM 54,428 8.68%
9:00 AM-9:59 AM 43,532 6.94%
10:00 AM-10:59 AM 18,726 2.99%
11:00 AM-11:59 AM 8,652 1.38%
Noon-3:59 PM 48,270 7.69%
4 PM-11:59 PM 39,336 6.27%

Suffolk County Length Of Commute In Minutes

Minutes  Population Percent
Less than 5 12,076 1.92%
5-9 41,032 6.54%
10-14 61,656 9.83%
15-19 82,264 13.11%
20-24 92,960 14.82%
25-29 36,698 5.85%
30-34 123,948 19.76%
35-39 22,194 3.54%
40-44 30,996 4.94%
45-59 68,848 10.97%
60-89 40,368 6.43%
At least 90 14,286 2.28%

Suffolk County Length Of Commute In Mintues - Public vs. Private Transportation


Minutes  Population (public) Percent  Population (private) Percent
Under 30 57,390 9.15% 269,296 42.93%
30-44 74,150 11.82% 102,988 16.42%
45-59 36,744 5.86% 32,104 5.12%
At least 60 30,386 4.84% 24,268 3.87%

Suffolk County Type Of Commute

Type Population Percent
 Bicycle 5,682 0.89%
 Car / truck / van, carpool 62,812 9.78%
 Car / truck / van, solo 280,472 43.69%
 Motorcycle 308 0.05%
 Other 3,652 0.57%
 Public transportation 198,670 30.95%
 Walked 75,730 11.80%
 Worked at home 14,632 2.28%

Suffolk County Employment Lawyers handle cases involving employment contracts, severance agreements, OSHA, workers compensation, ADA, race, sex, pregnancy, national-orgin, sexual orientation and age discrimination, sexual harassment, hours & wages and overtime issues. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Suffolk County Family Information

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Households (2000): 557,552 (1,306,358 people)
Families (2000): 281,604 (892,834 people)
Families where both partners work (2000): 79,736
People at same address in 1995: 642,814

Suffolk County Household Income in 1999


Income Population Percent
Under $10,000 85,372 15.31%
$10,000-$14,999 37,220 6.68%
$15,000-$19,999 31,790 5.70%
$20,000-$24,999 32,586 5.84%
$25,000-$29,999 33,826 6.07%
$30,000-$34,999 30,988 5.56%
$35,000-$39,999 30,450 5.46%
$40,000-$44,999 29,460 5.28%
$45,000-$49,999 24,094 4.32%
$50,000-$59,999 44,402 7.96%
$60,000-$74,999 53,666 9.63%
$75,000-$99,999 54,688 9.81%
$100,000-$124,999 28,626 5.13%
$125,000-$149,999 13,952 2.50%
$150,000-$199,999 12,182 2.18%
$200,000 or more 14,250 2.56%

Suffolk County Household Type

Type Population Percent
 Nonfamily, 1 person 101,274 36.34%
 Family, 2 people 54,522 19.56%
 Nonfamily, 2 people 27,536 9.88%
 Family, 3 people 33,770 12.12%
 Nonfamily, 3 people 6,758 2.42%
 Family, 4 people 25,770 9.25%
 Nonfamily, 4 people 2,699 0.97%
 Family, 5 people 14,414 5.17%
 Nonfamily, 5 people 836 0.30%
 Family, 6 people 6,111 2.19%
 Nonfamily, 6 people 270 0.10%
 Family, 7 or more people 4,572 1.64%
 Nonfamily, 7 or more people 190 0.07%

Suffolk County Household Income Type

Type  Population Percent
Earnings 436,610 31.47%
Interest / Dividend / Rent 173,912 12.53%
Public Assistance 22,822 1.64%
Retirement 65,280 4.70%
Self Employment 47,096 3.39%
Social Security 111,838 8.06%
Supplemental Security 40,986 2.95%
Wage / Salary 425,932 30.70%
Other 63,080 4.55%

Suffolk County Family Type

Type Population Percent
 No children under 18 94,006 55.90%
 With children under 18 74,164 44.10%

Suffolk County Marital Status - Male (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 34,390 6.31%
 Married 217,084 39.84%
 Never Married 280,120 51.41%
 Widowed 13,246 2.43%

Suffolk County Marital Status - Female (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 50,644 8.45%
 Married 219,756 36.67%
 Never Married 271,718 45.34%
 Widowed 57,170 9.54%

Suffolk County Family Lawyers help clients with family law issues, such as marriage, divorce, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, annulment, child support, custody, division of property, alimony, palimony, restraining orders, spousal support, uncontested divorce and visitation rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Suffolk County Education Information

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Suffolk County Highest Degree Earned (18 or older)

Degree Population Percent
 Less than 9th grade 90,904 8.25%
 9th-12th grade, no diploma 135,534 12.29%
 High school diploma or equivalent 276,094 25.04%
 Some college, no degree 214,794 19.48%
 Associate degree 51,318 4.65%
 Bachelors degree 208,554 18.92%
 Graduate or professional degree 125,248 11.36%

Suffolk County Population In School (3 or older)

School Level  In Public School Percent  In Private School Percent Total Percent
Nursery or preschool 9,418 1.37% 7,152 1.04% 16,570 2.40%
Kindergarten 14,034 2.03% 4,458 0.65% 18,492 2.68%
Grades 1-4 54,830 7.95% 12,688 1.84% 67,518 9.79%
Grades 5-8 53,766 7.79% 11,066 1.60% 64,832 9.40%
Grades 9-12 59,908 8.68% 9,988 1.45% 69,896 10.13%
Undergrad college 41,906 6.08% 91,950 13.33% 133,856 19.40%
Graduate or professional school 8,512 1.23% 40,152 5.82% 48,664 7.05%
Total 242,374 35.14% 177,454 25.73% 419,828 60.86%

Suffolk County Education Lawyers represent colleges, school districts, other educational institutions, and students in the practice of education law. They handle issues related to No Child Left Behind, special education, and disability rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Suffolk County Business Information

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Number of Businesses (2003): 35,963
Wholesale trade sales (2002): $15,426,399,000
Retail sales (2002): $6,007,610,000
Accommodation and foodservices sales (2002): $2,684,230,000
Value of Manufacturers' Shipments (2002): $3,909,976
Retired workers (2005): 50,995

Suffolk County Businesses Changes By Year


Year - Type  Business Births  Business Deaths  Business Expansions  Business Contractions  Stable Businesses
1999 - Accommodation & Food Services 0 0 0 0 0
1999 - Administrative & Support & Waste Management & remediation serv 138 115 288 273 294
1999 - Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting 1 1 2 1 3
1999 - Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation 15 18 88 67 68
1999 - Construction 115 88 298 209 201
1999 - Educational Services 28 25 100 83 64
1999 - Finance & Insurance 182 185 502 385 542
1999 - Health Care & Social Assistance 120 135 536 486 526
1999 - Information 71 57 160 133 116
1999 - Management Of Companies & Enterprises 30 16 66 33 47
1999 - Manufacturing 31 58 190 183 134
1999 - Mining 0 0 1 0 0
1999 - Other Services (Except Public Administration) 137 151 588 443 809
1999 - Professional, Scientific, & Technical Ssrvices 369 251 927 627 1,153
1999 - Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 86 84 229 210 255
1999 - Retail Trade 181 241 690 644 776
1999 - Transportation & Warehousing 61 40 144 139 154
1999 - Unclassified 308 27 3 3 16
1999 - Utilities 11 0 4 7 4
1999 - Wholesale Trade 68 73 256 239 292
1999 - Total 1,952 1,565 5,072 4,165 5,454
2000 - Accommodation & Food Services 0 0 0 0 0
2000 - Administrative & Support & Waste Management & remediation serv 136 112 312 252 319
2000 - Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting 0 3 3 1 2
2000 - Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation 24 16 90 61 72
2000 - Construction 80 91 309 211 215
2000 - Educational Services 30 20 114 75 59
2000 - Finance & Insurance 207 177 548 375 505
2000 - Health Care & Social Assistance 120 118 561 431 554
2000 - Information 102 56 168 131 124
2000 - Management Of Companies & Enterprises 29 21 49 59 54
2000 - Manufacturing 30 46 181 168 136
2000 - Mining 0 0 1 0 0
2000 - Other Services (Except Public Administration) 231 153 540 478 784
2000 - Professional, Scientific, & Technical Ssrvices 342 313 849 668 1,203
2000 - Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 97 93 226 194 268
2000 - Retail Trade 209 186 640 679 784
2000 - Transportation & Warehousing 50 58 172 144 126
2000 - Unclassified 193 47 100 24 138
2000 - Utilities 3 5 1 12 9
2000 - Wholesale Trade 77 81 268 226 280
2000 - Total 1,960 1,596 5,132 4,189 5,632
2001 - Accommodation & Food Services 0 0 0 0 0
2001 - Administrative & Support & Waste Management & remediation serv 128 124 269 293 335
2001 - Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting 2 0 1 3 2
2001 - Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation 29 13 95 70 70
2001 - Construction 103 90 272 213 229
2001 - Educational Services 24 18 106 93 61
2001 - Finance & Insurance 204 231 498 393 524
2001 - Health Care & Social Assistance 82 107 537 472 549
2001 - Information 98 87 148 141 154
2001 - Management Of Companies & Enterprises 12 13 63 56 55
2001 - Manufacturing 22 40 157 166 149
2001 - Mining 1 0 0 0 1
2001 - Other Services (Except Public Administration) 159 159 618 463 791
2001 - Professional, Scientific, & Technical Ssrvices 355 315 821 702 1,188
2001 - Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 109 74 204 204 300
2001 - Retail Trade 198 227 646 611 817
2001 - Transportation & Warehousing 55 66 154 136 138
2001 - Unclassified 176 69 43 130 187
2001 - Utilities 5 6 10 4 6
2001 - Wholesale Trade 57 82 255 220 295
2001 - Total 1,819 1,721 4,897 4,370 5,851
2002 - Accommodation & Food Services 0 0 0 0 0
2002 - Administrative & Support & Waste Management & remediation serv 113 144 247 304 310
2002 - Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting 4 2 3 1 2
2002 - Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation 19 24 81 93 65
2002 - Construction 95 85 233 245 228
2002 - Educational Services 24 20 119 83 71
2002 - Finance & Insurance 224 174 437 425 564
2002 - Health Care & Social Assistance 148 107 572 471 520
2002 - Information 105 100 126 172 146
2002 - Management Of Companies & Enterprises 10 29 42 59 48
2002 - Manufacturing 24 46 119 201 126
2002 - Mining 1 0 1 1 1
2002 - Other Services (Except Public Administration) 217 180 575 514 767
2002 - Professional, Scientific, & Technical Ssrvices 352 363 733 812 1,156
2002 - Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 103 89 218 217 305
2002 - Retail Trade 260 225 633 684 724
2002 - Transportation & Warehousing 50 61 113 169 135
2002 - Unclassified 101 241 36 36 141
2002 - Utilities 2 1 8 8 11
2002 - Wholesale Trade 52 94 221 224 288
2002 - Total 1,904 1,985 4,517 4,719 5,608
2003 - Accommodation & Food Services 0 0 0 0 0
2003 - Administrative & Support & Waste Management & remediation serv 100 114 258 263 246
2003 - Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting 0 0 4 0 7
2003 - Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation 30 22 93 94 56
2003 - Construction 81 94 206 253 191
2003 - Educational Services 17 22 110 97 67
2003 - Finance & Insurance 200 209 479 399 538
2003 - Health Care & Social Assistance 129 100 579 459 567
2003 - Information 77 87 121 144 180
2003 - Management Of Companies & Enterprises 9 18 33 54 52
2003 - Manufacturing 20 43 118 163 122
2003 - Mining 0 0 2 2 0
2003 - Other Services (Except Public Administration) 155 164 616 544 789
2003 - Professional, Scientific, & Technical Ssrvices 335 294 780 807 1,178
2003 - Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 90 65 226 215 312
2003 - Retail Trade 232 190 691 583 841
2003 - Transportation & Warehousing 55 45 111 169 156
2003 - Unclassified 233 64 46 39 147
2003 - Utilities 0 0 3 17 9
2003 - Wholesale Trade 48 60 214 235 263
2003 - Total 1,811 1,591 4,690 4,537 5,721
2004 - Accommodation & Food Services 0 0 0 0 0
2004 - Administrative & Support & Waste Management & remediation serv 82 115 259 256 244
2004 - Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting 0 1 0 4 5
2004 - Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation 32 19 77 99 73
2004 - Construction 99 88 253 209 187
2004 - Educational Services 21 17 96 91 86
2004 - Finance & Insurance 195 176 460 417 576
2004 - Health Care & Social Assistance 95 142 498 512 582
2004 - Information 89 74 129 173 140
2004 - Management Of Companies & Enterprises 14 19 43 45 44
2004 - Manufacturing 23 38 124 152 116
2004 - Mining 0 1 1 2 0
2004 - Other Services (Except Public Administration) 161 205 513 530 784
2004 - Professional, Scientific, & Technical Ssrvices 289 322 758 820 1,224
2004 - Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 110 90 196 195 351
2004 - Retail Trade 182 211 680 628 796
2004 - Transportation & Warehousing 47 50 112 142 189
2004 - Unclassified 63 406 17 8 30
2004 - Utilities 10 4 4 12 8
2004 - Wholesale Trade 71 54 188 240 266
2004 - Total 1,583 2,032 4,408 4,535 5,701
2005 - Accommodation & Food Services 0 0 0 0 0
2005 - Administrative & Support & Waste Management & remediation serv 98 111 229 234 253
2005 - Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting 0 1 0 1 7
2005 - Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation 19 20 101 73 88
2005 - Construction 114 94 233 223 205
2005 - Educational Services 21 23 98 99 73
2005 - Finance & Insurance 196 178 429 364 652
2005 - Health Care & Social Assistance 108 106 513 520 550
2005 - Information 68 94 136 147 149
2005 - Management Of Companies & Enterprises 14 14 43 40 52
2005 - Manufacturing 22 34 132 132 111
2005 - Mining 0 0 1 1 1
2005 - Other Services (Except Public Administration) 149 162 448 603 775
2005 - Professional, Scientific, & Technical Ssrvices 242 284 824 759 1,215
2005 - Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 169 88 220 186 352
2005 - Retail Trade 201 226 608 637 805
2005 - Transportation & Warehousing 41 54 156 136 146
2005 - Unclassified 29 66 9 8 18
2005 - Utilities 6 10 5 9 8
2005 - Wholesale Trade 34 49 212 182 297
2005 - Total 1,531 1,614 4,397 4,354 5,757

Wholesale Trade Business Lawyers provide services for corporations, LLCs, partnerships, contracts, franchising and business litigation. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Suffolk County Public Benefits Information

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Suffolk County Above Or Below Poverty Level In 1999

Above/Below Population Percent
 At Or Above Poverty Level 1,065,624 81.01%
 Below Poverty Level 249,836 18.99%

Suffolk County Public Benefits Lawyers assess the range of local, state and federal government benefits to which their clients may be entitled and help them apply for such programs, as well as appeal decisions denying such benefits to their clients. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Suffolk County Criminal Information

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Correctional Institution Population (2000): 2,483

Suffolk County Crimes Per 1,000 People By Type And Year



Year  Aggravated Assault  Forcible Rape  Murder / Manslaughter  Arson  Burglary  Larceny / Theft  Motor Vehicle Theft
1990 12.918 0.922 0.237 0.026 18.189 53.440 26.091
1991 12.200 0.824 0.193 0.039 17.900 47.933 24.183
1992 11.972 0.958 0.133 0.031 15.682 47.088 20.277
1993 11.799 0.828 0.174 0.015 14.612 45.836 21.768
1994 11.377 0.828 0.154 0.000 12.534 47.569 20.434
1995 12.219 0.701 0.172 1.124 12.704 50.427 18.584
1996 9.955 0.708 0.100 1.046 9.750 39.401 16.532

Suffolk County Criminal Lawyers represent defendants in municipal, state and federal criminal proceedings. These lawyers commonly handle cases involving DUI/DWI (drunk driving), drug possession, gun crimes, traffic tickets, violent crimes, sex crimes, theft offenses and white collar crimes. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Suffolk County Immigration & Civil Rights Information

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People With A Disability (2000): 52,000

Suffolk County Population By Age

Age Population Percent
0-9 Years 78,864 11.43%
10-19 Years 88,300 12.80%
20-29 Years 152,985 22.18%
30-39 Years 120,985 17.54%
40-49 Years 87,619 12.70%
50-59 Years 62,736 9.09%
60-69 Years 41,679 6.04%
70-79 Years 34,868 5.05%
80-89 Years 17,959 2.60%
90+ Years 3,812 0.55%

Suffolk County Population - Male/Female

Male/Female Population Percent
 Male 332,675 48.23%
 Female 357,132 51.77%

Suffolk County Population By Ethnicity

Ethnicity Population Percent
 Caucasian 359,535 52.12%
 African-American 143,817 20.85%
 Hispanic/Latino 107,031 15.52%
 Asian 47,970 6.95%
 Multiracial 20,650 2.99%
 Other Race 8,780 1.27%
 Amerindian 1,710 0.25%
 Pacific Islander 314 0.05%

Suffolk County Top Specified Ancestries

Rank Ancestry  Population Percent Of Specified Ancestries
1. Irish 220,002 23.72%
2. Italian 150,558 16.24%
3. English 62,672 6.76%
4. German 53,920 5.81%
5. United States Or American 46,170 4.98%
6. Haitian 38,826 4.19%
7. Polish 32,890 3.55%
8. French Non-Basque 27,234 2.94%
9. Cape Verdean 22,594 2.44%
10. Russian 22,450 2.42%

Suffolk County Top Languages Spoken At Home

Rank Language  Population Percent Of Reported Languages
1. Only English 862,896 66.22%
2. Spanish Or Spanish Creole 188,960 14.50%
3. French Creole 39,702 3.05%
4. Chinese 36,464 2.80%
5. Portuguese / Portuguese Creole 29,028 2.23%
6. Vietnamese 22,196 1.70%
7. Italian 21,224 1.63%
8. French 17,126 1.31%
9. Russian 12,308 0.94%
10. African 9,030 0.69%

Suffolk County Citizen Type

Type Population Percent
 Citizen by birth 1,027,552 74.48%
 Naturalized immigrant 126,900 9.20%
 Not a citizen 225,162 16.32%

Suffolk County Immigration Lawyers help clients navigate through the federal immigration process. They help workers secure temporary visas (H1-B, fiances obtain K-1 visas, and permanent immigrants apply for Green Cards or citizenship. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.
Suffolk County Civil Rights Lawyers represent clients who have been illegally discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and national origin. If you have suffered employment discrimination, sexual harassment, or have been treated differently by a hotel, restaurant, or other public accommodation, a civil rights lawyer can help you determine whether your rights were violated and what types of redress are available. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


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