Southampton (town), New York

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Southampton, New York
settlement_type = Town
nickname =
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image_caption = Mercator Cooper house


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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = New York
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Suffolk
government_footnotes =
government_type = Civil Township
leader_title = Supervisor
leader_name = Linda A. Kabot
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established_title =
established_date = 1640

unit_pref = Imperial
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area_magnitude =
area_total_km2 = 765.6
area_land_km2 = 359.7
area_water_km2 = 405.9
area_total_sq_mi = 295.6
area_land_sq_mi = 138.9
area_water_sq_mi = 156.7

population_as_of = 2000
population_footnotes =
population_total = 54712
population_density_km2 = 152.1
population_density_sq_mi = 394.0

timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_footnotes =
elevation_m = 8
elevation_ft = 26
latd = 40 |latm = 53 |lats = 7 |latNS = N
longd = 72 |longm = 23 |longs = 43 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP codes
postal_code = 11968-11969
area_code = 631
blank_name = FIPS code
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blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0965893
website = http://town.southampton.ny.us/
footnotes =
The Town of Southampton is located in southeastern Suffolk County, New York, U.S., partly on the South Fork of Long Island. As of the United States 2000 Census, the town had a total population of 54,712. The town contains a village of Southampton.

History

The town was founded when settlers from Lynn, Massachusetts established residence on lands obtained from local Shinnecock Indian Nation in 1640. The first settlers included 8 men, 1 woman and a boy who came ashore at Conscience Point. These men were Edward Howell, Edmond Farrington, Edmund Needham, Thomas Sayre, Josiah Stanborough, George Welbe, Henry Walton, and Job Sayre. Before the company departed Lynn, twelve more families were added: Danie How, John Cooper, Thomas Stephens, Allen Breed, William Harker, Thomas Halsey, Thomas Newell, John Farrington, Richard Odell, Philip Kyrtand, Nathaniel Kirtland, Thomas Farrington, and Thamas Terry.

By July 7, 1640, they had determined the town boundaries. During the next few years (1640-1643), Southampton was further increased in population by 43 families.

The first meeting house was on a hill that is the site of the current Southampton Hospital. The oldest existent house in the town is the Halsey House at 249 Main Street, which was built by Thomas Halsey, one of the first Englishmen to trade with the Shinnecocks. [ [http://www.danshamptons.com/content/danspapers/issue10_2007/9.html Exploring Main St. In The Oldest Town In N.Y. By Emily J Weitz - Dan's Papers - June 1, 2007] ]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 295.6 square miles (765.6 km²), of which, 138.9 square miles (359.7 km²) of it is land and 156.7 square miles (405.9 km²) of it is water. The total area is 53.02% water.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 54,712 people, 21,504 households, and 13,805 families residing in the town. The population density was 394.0 people per square mile (152.1/km²). There were 35,836 housing units at an average density of 258.0/sq mi (99.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 87.98% White, 6.62% Black or African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.89% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 2.28% from other races, and 1.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.59% of the population.

There were 21,504 households out of which 27.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.8% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.1% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $53,887, and the median income for a family was $65,144. Males had a median income of $47,167 versus $32,054 for females. The per capita income for the town was $31,320. About 5.3% of families and 8.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.2% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations

Villages (incorporated)

* North Haven
* Quogue
* Sag Harbor -- "shared with the Town of East Hampton"
* Sagaponack
* Southampton (village)
* Westhampton Beach

Hamlets (unincorporated)

* Bridgehampton
* Eastport -- "shared with the Town of Brookhaven"
* East Quogue
* Flanders
* Hampton Bays
* Northampton
* North Sea
* Noyack (Noyac) -- "CDP name different from hamlet name"
* Quioque (Quiogue) -- "CDP name different from hamlet name"
* Remsenburg -- "also see Remsenburg-Speonk"
* Riverside
* Shinnecock Hills
* Speonk -- "also see Remsenburg-Speonk"
* Tuckahoe
* Water Mill
* Westhampton

Radio stations

*WBAZ - 102.5 - FM - Bridgehampton
*WWXY - 107.1 - FM - Hampton Bays
*WLNG - 92.1 - FM - Sag Harbor
*WHFM - 95.3 - FM - Southampton
*WLIU - 88.3 - FM - Southampton
*WRLI - 91.3 - FM - Southampton
*WBON - 98.5 - FM - Westhampton

References

External links

* [http://town.southampton.ny.us Town of Southampton (official site)]
* [http://www.southamptonpress.com Southampton Press (local newspaper)]
* [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jdevlin/newyork/southampton_hist.htm History of Southampton]


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