Asharoken, New York
official_name = Asharoken, New York
settlement_type = Village
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = U.S. Census Map
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Suffolk
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Patricia Irving
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 16.8
area_land_km2 = 3.5
area_water_km2 = 13.3
area_total_sq_mi = 6.5
area_land_sq_mi = 1.4
area_water_sq_mi = 5.1
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 625
population_density_km2 = 176.6
population_density_sq_mi = 457.4
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 4
elevation_ft = 13
latd = 40 |latm = 56 |lats = 15 |latNS = N
longd = 73 |longm = 23 |longs = 0 |longEW = W
Asharoken is a
villagein Suffolk County, New Yorkin the United States. The population was 625 at the 2000 census. The ZIP code is 11768.
The Village of Asharoken is in the Town of Huntington.
Asharoken is located at coor dms|40|56|15|N|73|23|0|W|city (40.937597, -73.383471)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 6.5 square miles (16.8 km²), of which, 1.4 square miles (3.5 km²) of it is land and 5.1 square miles (13.3 km²) of it (78.92%) is water.
The village limits enclose part of
Eatons Neckand a long, low, narrow isthmus(itself referred to as Asharoken) connecting Northport in the southeast to Eaton's Neck in the northwest, and separating Northport Bay from Long Island Sound.
The Village of Asharoken is named after Chief Asharoken, head of the Matinecocks Native American tribe which inhabited the area prior to English settlements. Chief Asharoken sold the land that is now Asharoken, Eatons Neck, and Northport to European settlers in 1656. [cite web | last = Bleyer | first = Bill | title = Northport: A Harbor of Transformations | work = Long Island, Our History | publisher = Newsday | url = http://www.newsday.com/community/guide/lihistory/ny-historytown-hist005c,0,6458687.story?coll=ny-lihistory-navigation | accessdate = 2008-07-09 ] [cite news | last = Rather | first = John | title = If You're Thinking of Living In Northport; Waterfront Village That Feels Like Home | publisher = The New York Times | date = July 6, 2003 | url = http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E01E0DE113AF935A35754C0A9659C8B63&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=2 | accessdate = 2008-07-09] [cite web | title = About Northport | publisher = Northport Chamber of Commerce | url = http://www.northportny.com/about.php | accessdate = 2008-07-09 ]
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 625 people, 254 households, and 184 families residing in the village. The population densitywas 457.4 people per square mile (176.1/km²). There were 307 housing units at an average density of 224.7/sq mi (86.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.64% Caucasian, 0.16% African American, 2.72% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.92% of the population.
There were 254 households out of which 22.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.5% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% 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 2.87.
In the village the population was spread out with 18.1% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 19.5% from 25 to 44, 39.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 108.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.6 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $103,262, and the median income for a family was $118,128. Males had a median income of $81,644 versus $41,406 for females. The
per capita incomefor the village was $51,159. None of the families and 2.6% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 4.1% of those over 64.
Over the years Asharoken has earned a reputation for being tough on speeders. In 2003 the 4-man Asharoken Police Department issued 1,000 tickets for speeding violations, a rate over 40 times greater than neighboring towns with significantly greater populations. [cite news | last = Niarchos | first = Sophia A. | title = Panarites Disappointed in Northport Police Chief Hearing Outcome | publisher = Greek News | date =
2004-05-10| url = http://www.greeknewsonline.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1389 | accessdate = 2007-07-13 ]
Rube Goldberg- cartoonist
Marlene Dietrich- actressand singer[cite web | first=Bob | last=Little | url=http://www.theliconnection.com/editorials/621 | title=Avenue of Stars | accessdate=2006-06-02]
Eugene O'Neill- playwright, in 1931
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry- authorof " The Little Prince", written at The Bevin Housein Asharoken in 1942
* [http://www.asharoken.com/ Asharoken website]
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