Lindenhurst, New York

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Lindenhurst, New York
—  Village  —
U.S. Census Map
Lindenhurst, New York is located in New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°41′7″N 73°22′20″W / 40.68528°N 73.37222°W / 40.68528; -73.37222Coordinates: 40°41′7″N 73°22′20″W / 40.68528°N 73.37222°W / 40.68528; -73.37222
Country United States
State New York
County Suffolk
 • Mayor Thomas A. Brennan
 • 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 (2000)
 • Total 27,819
 • 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

Lindenhurst is a village in Suffolk County, New York, on the southern shore of Long Island in the Town of Babylon. The population was 27,819 at the 2000 census.


[edit] 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).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 10.0km² (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.

[edit] 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.

[edit] Nazism

Several sympathizers of the German Bund were located in Lindenhurst. In the mid-to-late 1930s, the German American Bund made its appearance. Carl Bergler became treasurer of the Lindenhurst Unit of the Bund in 1938 and funds were deposited in the First National Bank of Lindenhurst for the account of Efdende. This was the phonetic spelling of the Friends of the New Germany, the predecessor of the German-American Bund. Bregler became leader of the Lindenhurst Unit and he continued in that capacity until the Bund was dissolved.[2]

[edit] Notable people from Lindenhurst

Pat Benatar grew up in Lindenhurst and attended Lindenhurst High School. Dan Lauria, who played the role of the father from The Wonder Years also resided in Lindenhurst. Joy Behar of The View was once a teacher at Lindenhurst High School. Hal Hartley, a film director, also is a Lindenhurst native. Top international model Linda Morand was born in Lindenhurst. Famous game show host Jack Barry grew up in Lindenhurst and was valedictorian at Lindenhurst High School.[3]

[edit] Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 27,819 people, 9,061 households, and 7,076 families residing in the village. The population density was 7,411.7 people per square mile (2,864.3/km²). There were 9,277 housing units at an average density of 2,471.6 per square mile (955.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 85.23% White, 5.84% African American, 0.12% Native American, 6% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.69% from other races, and 1.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.52% of the population.

There were 9,061 households out of which 39.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.0% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.9% were non-families. 17.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.45 and the average family size was 3.43.

In the village the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 34.0% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $70,716, and the median income for a family was $75,218 (these figures had risen to $79,684 and $89,283 respectively as of a 2007 estimate[5]). Males had a median income of $45,244 versus $31,945 for females. The per capita income for the village was $22,150. About 4.9% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.8% of those under age 18 and 9.4% of those age 65 or over.

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