About This Place
Shelter Island Heights is a census-designated place and hamlet located in the Town of Shelter Island, Suffolk County, New York. It is located on the north side of the island of Shelter Island, west of the village of Dering Harbor. The population was 981 at the 2000 census.
Shelter Island Heights is located at 41° 4' 41" North, 72° 21' 3" West (41.078150, -72.350936). According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.6 square miles (14.6 km²), of which, 5.4 square miles (13.9 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) of it (4.97%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 981 people, 459 households, and 302 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 183.1 per square mile (70.7/km²). There were 1,374 housing units at an average density of 256.5/sq mi (99.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.17% White, 0.31% African American, 0.41% Asian, and 1.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.33% of the population.