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Sea Cliff, New York
Incorporated Village of Sea Cliff
The Sea Cliff Village Hall, Library, and Museum Complex in 2015.
Motto(s): 
1 Square Mile, 16 Parks
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
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Coordinates: 40°50′47″N 73°38′40″W / 40.84639°N 73.64444°W / 40.84639; -73.64444Coordinates: 40°50′47″N 73°38′40″W / 40.84639°N 73.64444°W / 40.84639; -73.64444
Country  United States
State  New York
County  Nassau County, New York
Town Oyster Bay
Incorporated 1883
Area
 • Total 1.96 sq mi (5.08 km2)
 • Land 1.11 sq mi (2.89 km2)
 • Water 0.85 sq mi (2.19 km2)
Elevation
187 ft (57 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 4,995
 • Estimate 
(2019)
5,020
 • Density 4,502.24/sq mi (1,738.58/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
11579
Area code(s) 516
FIPS code 36-66047
GNIS feature ID 0964716

Sea Cliff is a village located within the Town of Oyster Bay in Nassau County, on Long Island, in New York, United States. As of the 2010 United States census, the village population was 4,995.

Geography

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U.S. Census Map
Visit beautiful Sea Cliff, WPA poster, ca. 1939
WPA Poster advertising Sea Cliff (c. 1939)

Sea Cliff is located at 40°50′47″N 73°38′40″W / 40.846388°N 73.644526°W / 40.846388; -73.644526.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2), of which, 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2) of it is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) of it (44.67%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 554
1900 1,558
1910 1,694 8.7%
1920 2,108 24.4%
1930 3,456 63.9%
1940 4,416 27.8%
1950 4,868 10.2%
1960 5,669 16.5%
1970 5,890 3.9%
1980 5,364 −8.9%
1990 5,054 −5.8%
2000 5,066 0.2%
2010 4,995 −1.4%
2019 (est.) 5,020 0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the 2010 census the population was 92.8% White, 88% Non-Hispanic white, 2.4% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.9% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.95% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.8% of the population.

History

Several buildings in Sea Cliff, mostly Victorian houses, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Many of them were built as summer homes as part of Sea Cliff's late nineteenth century role as a resort town, and they have been collectively called "one of the best collections of late Victorian era architecture in Nassau County."

Education

The village is part of the North Shore School District.

Notable people

  • LaMarcus Adna Thompson – Inventor and businessman.
  • Alfred Lansing – Author of Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage.
  • Robert Olen Butler – Writer.
  • Dan Fagin – Writer.
  • Natalie Portman – Actress.
  • Kate McKinnon – Comedian.
  • John Rzeznik – Frontman of the rock band Goo Goo Dolls.
  • Michael McKean - actor, comedian, screenwriter, and musician
  • Arnold Levin – Cartoonist.
  • Robert Ehrlich – Businessman.
  • Rose Elizabeth Bird – First female Chief Justice of California.
  • Nini Camps – Lead singer of rock band Antigone Rising.
  • Kristen Henderson – Drummer of rock band Antigone Rising.
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