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Lindenhurst, New York
|Incorporated Village of Lindenhurst|
The Hurst, Lindy
The Heroic Hurst, Lindy Pride
U.S. Census map
|• 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)|
|• Density||7,411.7/sq mi (2,861.7/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0955404|
The village is officially known as the Incorporated Village of Lindenhurst.
Lindenhurst is located at(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.
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.
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.
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