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Lindenhurst, New York
Village
Incorporated Village of Lindenhurst
Nickname(s): The Hurst, Lindy

Motto: The Heroic Hurst,

Lindy Pride
U.S. Census map
U.S. Census map
Country United States
State New York
County Suffolk
Incorporated 1923
Area
 • Total 3.8 sq mi (9.9 km2)
 • Land 3.8 sq mi (9.7 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 30 ft (9 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 27,253
 • Density 7,411.7/sq mi (2,861.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 11757
Area code(s) 631
FIPS code 36-42554
GNIS feature ID 0955404
Website www.villageoflindenhurst.com

Lindenhurst is a village in Suffolk County, New York, United States, on the southern shore of Long Island in the town of Babylon. The population was 27,253 at the 2010 census.

The village is officially known as the Incorporated Village of Lindenhurst.

Geography

Lindenhurst is located at 40°41′7″N 73°22′20″W / 40.68528°N 73.37222°W / 40.68528; -73.37222 (40.685400, -73.372228).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 10.0 km² (3.8 sq mi). 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (1.57%) is water.

Lindenhurst is bordered by Copiague to the west, North Amityville to the northwest, North Lindenhurst to the north, West Babylon to the east, and the Great South Bay to the south.

History

The village was originally named "Breslau" because the town's original German settlers were from the city of Breslau in Silesia. The town was founded in 1873, and renamed Lindenhurst in 1891.

On October 30, 2012, Hurricane Sandy flooded over half the village's streets. On the southern side of Montauk Highway the water reached up to 6 feet (1.8 m) high. When multiple fires broke out south of Montauk Highway, firefighters were able to contain these fires to their respective dwellings limiting further damage to neighboring houses. Firefighters from most of the Town of Babylon helped control the fires in Lindenhurst. Firefighters fought the blazes in water that was 4 feet high in high spots and 6 feet in lower areas. The people that lived on the northern side of Lindenhurst had no power for over a week. Because too many people wanted to view the effects of the disaster on the south side of Lindenhurst, the police force had to impose limitations. Curfews were enforced, and only people with proof of residency were allowed south of Montauk Highway. After two days the water went down.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 4,040
1940 4,756 17.7%
1950 8,644 81.7%
1960 20,905 141.8%
1970 28,359 35.7%
1980 26,919 −5.1%
1990 26,879 −0.1%
2000 27,819 3.5%
2010 27,253 −2.0%
Est. 2015 27,277 0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 27,253 people and 8,638 households in the village, with 3.17 persons per household. The population density was 7,248.1 people per square mile (2,864.3/km²).

There were 6,665 housing units, of which 15.1% were in multi-unit structures. The homeownership rate was 86.0%. The median value of owner-occupied housing units was $392,100. 3.6% of housing units were vacant and 20.7% of occupied housing units were occupied by renters.

The racial makeup of the village was 98.1% White, 1.5% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.9% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 2.6% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.7% of the population. The village was 85.8% non-Hispanic White.

There were 8,638 households out of which 37.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 26.5% had individuals over the age of 65, 58.2% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 19.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.35.

In the village, the population was spread out with 5.0% under the age of 5, 22.5% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 20 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 30.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.3 years.

95.2% of the population had lived in the same house 1 year & over. 13.0% of the entire population were foreign born and 16.1% of residents at least 5 years old spoke a language other than English at home.

88.3% of residents at least 25 years old had graduated from high school, and 21.2% of residents at least 25 years old had a bachelor's degree or higher. The mean travel time to work for workers aged 16 and over was 31.2 minutes.

The median income for a household in the village was $85,345. The per capita income for the village was $31,275. 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line.


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