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Nesconset, New York
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|• Total||3.8 sq mi (9.9 km2)|
|• Land||3.8 sq mi (9.9 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||118 ft (36 m)|
|• Density||3,502/sq mi (1,352/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0958373|
Nesconset is located at(40.846090, -73.150573).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2), all land.
Demographics of the CDP
As of the census of 2000, there were 11,992 people, 3,964 households, and 3,226 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,133.5 per square mile (1,208.9/km²). There were 4,227 housing units at an average density of 1,104.5/sq mi (426.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.37% White, 0.96% African American, 0.11% Native American, 3.11% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.57% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.36% of the population.
There were 3,964 households out of which 39.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.5% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.6% were non-families. 14.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.97 and the average family size was 4.31.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.5 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $100,350, and the median income for a family was $96,127. Males had a median income of $102,883 versus $96,556 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $30,794. About 1.6% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.2% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.
Nesconset was expanded in the early 1970s to include a portion of what was Lake Ronkonkoma, New York. The area includes land from Gibbs Pond Road east to School House Road and from Brown's Road south to Smithtown Boulevard. Nesconset lies within both the Sachem and Smithtown school districts.
Prior to contemporary settlement, Gibbs Pond Road, Browns Road, Old Nichols Road, and Smithtown Boulevard were primarily the only roads running through Nesconset. In 1904, brothers and French immigrants Louis and Clemen Vion came out to southeastern Smithtown from Manhattan on numerous occasions as sportsmen. By 1910, the brothers fell a line of trees off of Gibbs Pond Road, immediately south of modern-day NY-347 to create Midwood Avenue and built their home on this street, where it is still present.
As the population grew, a lumber yard, general store, and post office in 1908 were constructed, as well as the Nesconset Schoolhouse in 1910 and Nesconset Fire Department by 1935, with a center emerging where Lake Avenue South and Gibbs Pond Road meet. The brothers decided to name the newly established settlement after Smithtown's local historical figure, the Nissequogue sachem, Nasseconsett, who sold the Nissequogue people's land to Richard Smith.
By 1930, Nesconset had a population of roughly 50 people centered on Midwood Ave toward Smithtown Boulevard and Gibbs Pond Road. The construction of NY-347 in the 1950s opened the southeast corner of Smithtown to rapid residential development, namely to Storybook Homes and bisected the small center of the hamlet. This forced the shift of the commercial center of the hamlet to Smithtown Boulevard between Old Nichols Road and Southern Boulevard, which was known formerly as East Hauppaugue.
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