Riverhead (CDP), New York
official_name = Riverhead, New York
settlement_type = CDP
mapsize = 250x200px
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Suffolk
area_total_km2 = 40.0
area_land_km2 = 39.1
area_water_km2 = 0.9
area_total_sq_mi = 15.5
area_land_sq_mi = 15.1
area_water_sq_mi = 0.4
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 10513
population_density_km2 = 268.9
population_density_sq_mi = 696.5
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 4
elevation_ft = 13
latd = 40 |latm = 55 |lats = 42 |latNS = N
longd = 72 |longm = 39 |longs = 44 |longEW = W
Riverhead is a hamlet (and
census-designated place) in Suffolk County, New Yorkon Long Island. The population was 10,513 at the 2000 census.
The hamlet is located in the town of Riverhead.
Situated at the mouth of the
Peconic Riverwhich empties into Peconic Bayand at the intersection where the North and South Forks of Long Islandsplit, Riverhead is the official county seatof Suffolk County. In the 1960s most of the county offices moved to Hauppauge, New Yorkin the more populated western half of the county -- a move which still spurs attempts for Riverhead to lead the way for the secession of eastern Long Island towns to form Peconic County.
Riverhead is located at coor dms|40|55|42|N|72|39|43|W|city (40.928363, -72.662192)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 15.4 square miles (40.0 km²), of which, 15.1 square miles (39.1 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (0.9 km²) of it (2.33%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 10,513 people, 3,878 households, and 2,547 families residing in the CDP. The population densitywas 696.5 per square mile (269.0/km²). There were 4,167 housing units at an average density of 276.1/sq mi (106.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 69.98% White, 23.82% Black or African American, 0.55% Native American, 1.13% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 2.15% from other races, and 2.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.03% of the population.
There were 3,878 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.0% were married couples living together, 16.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.3% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.09.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 19.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 90.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.2 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $35,330, and the median income for a family was $39,672. Males had a median income of $35,707 versus $28,021 for females. The
per capita incomefor the CDP was $17,746. About 9.2% of families and 13.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.7% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over.
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