Greenport, Suffolk County, New York

:There is also a "Greenport, Columbia County, New York".

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Greenport, New York
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image_caption = Monument to the September 11 attacks on the Greenport waterfront



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Greenport is a village in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population was 2,048 at the 2000 census.

The Village of Greenport is located in the Town of Southold and is the only incorporated village in the town.

Greenport is a major port city for its area, having developed strong fishing and whaling industry. More recently the tourism industry has grown substantially too, especially in the warm summer months. This is due in part to Greenport being a three way link for travelers taking the Long Island Expressway towards New York, crossing Shelter Island to Sag Harbor, or riding Cross Sound Ferry to New England.


The village was previously called Winter Harbor, Stirling, and Green Hill and was incorporated in 1838. Greenport was once a whaling and ship building village, and, since 1844, has been the eastern terminal station on the north fork for the Long Island Rail Road.

Police department disbanded

In a rare move, the residents of Greenport voted 617-339 on Nov. 15, 1994 to disband their nine-member police department, a move that became effective at 1500 hours on Nov. 17, 1994. The department, which was established in 1947, was shut down following a grand jury investigation into a series of scandals. Since the shutdown, police services have been provided by the Southold Town Police Department, New York State Police and the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office.


Greenport is located at coor dms|41|6|11|N|72|21|50|W|city (41.103062, -72.363954)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km²), of which, 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (20.66%) is water.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 2,048 people, 776 households, and 446 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,142.7 people per square mile (823.7/km²). There were 1,075 housing units at an average density of 1,124.7/sq mi (432.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 76.17% White, 14.26% African American, 0.39% Asian, 0.54% Pacific Islander, 4.74% from other races, and 3.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.24% of the population.

There were 776 households out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.1% were married couples living together, 16.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.5% were non-families. 34.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the village the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 23.7% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 22.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 87.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $31,675, and the median income for a family was $36,333. Males had a median income of $36,848 versus $22,165 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,595. About 21.2% of families and 19.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.7% of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over.


Greenport is also known for its tourism during the summer. It has a locally famous 1920s carousel, located near the waterfront. The village is also the home of the East End Seaport Museum & Marine Foundation, which hosts the annual Maritime Festival each September. The museum is housed in the former station house of the Greenport Long Island Rail Road station, while the East end of the Railroad Museum of Long Island is located in the former freight house.

Most of the tourism comes from boaters and summer home owners, although people from the rest of Long Island go there as well. All go for the great small town feeling, with many different shops, ice cream parlors, and restaurants.


External links

* [ Activities, Lodging, Dining Shopping Information]
* [ East End Seaport Museum & Marine Foundation]
* [ Railroad Museum of Long Island (Greenport)]

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