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Dering Harbor, New York
Incorporated Village of Dering Harbor
U.S. Census map of Dering Harbor.
U.S. Census map of Dering Harbor.
Location within Suffolk County and the state of New York.
Location within Suffolk County and the state of New York.
Dering Harbor, New York is located in New York
Dering Harbor, New York
Dering Harbor, New York
Location in New York
Country  United States
State  New York
County Suffolk
Town Shelter Island
Incorporated 1916
Area
 • Total 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
 • Land 0.25 sq mi (0.64 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
7 ft (2 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 11
 • Estimate 
(2019)
11
 • Density 44.72/sq mi (17.29/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 36-20379
GNIS feature ID 0948345

Dering Harbor is a village in the Town of Shelter Island, in Suffolk County, New York, United States. As of the 2010 census, the village population was 11, making it the least populous village in the State of New York.

The Incorporated Village of Dering Harbor is located on the northern side of Shelter Island, east of the hamlet of Shelter Island Heights.

Geography

Dering Harbor is located at 41° 5' 35" North, 72° 20' 43" West (41.093155, -72.345242). According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), of which, 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it is land and 4.00% is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 3
1930 39 1,200.0%
1940 34 −12.8%
1950 4 −88.2%
1960 19 375.0%
1970 24 26.3%
1980 16 −33.3%
1990 28 75.0%
2000 13 −53.6%
2010 11 −15.4%
Est. 2019 11 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

At the 2000 census there were 13 people, 6 households, and 3 families in the village. The population density was 54.1 people per square mile (20.9/km2). There were 32 housing units at an average density of 133.2 per square mile (51.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 92% White and 8% Native American. Of the 6 households 17% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50% were married couples living together, and 50% were non-families. 33% of households were one person and 17% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 3.00.

The age distribution was 15% under the age of 18, 23% from 18 to 24, 8% from 25 to 44, 31% from 45 to 64, and 23% 65 or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females, there were 116.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 120.0 males.

The median household income was $33,750 and the median family income was $98,750. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $0 for females. The per capita income for the village was $43,185. Nobody in the village was below the poverty line.

Education

School district

The Village of Dering Harbor is located entirely within the boundaries of the Shelter Island Union Free School District. As such, all children who reside within Dering Harbor and attend public schools go to Shelter Island's schools.

Library district

Dering Harbor is located within the boundaries of the Shelter Island Public Library District.

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