Sagaponack, New York

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Sagaponack Village Hall
Sagaponack is located in New York
Coordinates: 40°56′31″N 72°16′52″W / 40.94194°N 72.28111°W / 40.94194; -72.28111Coordinates: 40°56′31″N 72°16′52″W / 40.94194°N 72.28111°W / 40.94194; -72.28111
Country United States
State New York
County Suffolk
Town Southampton
Incorporated 2005
 • Total 8.0 sq mi (20.7 km2)
 • Land 6.2 sq mi (16.9 km2)
 • Water 1.8 sq mi (4.6 km2)
Elevation 23 ft (7 m)
Population (2000)[1]
 • Total 582
 • Density 93.6/sq mi (36.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 11962
Area code(s) 631
FIPS code 36-64452
GNIS feature ID 0963225
Sagaponack Post Office Sign

Sagaponack (play /sæɡəˈpɒnək/) is a village in the town of Southampton in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The village incorporated on September 2, 2005, in the wake of the failed attempt by Dunehampton, New York to incorporate. Dunehampton's incorporation would have blocked Sagaponack from Atlantic Ocean beaches. The villages are seeking to address various beach issues including erosion arising from groynes at Georgica Pond in East Hampton village.

Sagaponack, prior to its incorporation, was a census-designated place. The census 2000 population of Sagaponack CDP was 582.[1]

The Sagaponack ZIP Code (11962) was listed as the most expensive small town in the United States in 2009; the median home sale price was $4,421,458, according to Nearby Watermill, New York (11976) was listed sixth with $2,238,676, and Bridgehampton, New York (11932) was listed eighth with $2,081,717.[2]

The name Sagaponack comes from the Shinnecock Indian Nation for "land of the big ground nuts." The big ground nuts were actually potatoes. Potato farming continued until late in the 20th century and many of the huge estates in the village were built on potato fields. Its first settler was Josiah Stanborough in 1656. The village was originally called Sagg.[1]

Sag Harbor, just north of Sagaponack, is believed to have derived its name from the village. West of Sagaponack is a place that the indians called Mecox. A hamlet that formed a "bridge" between the two was called Bridgehampton, New York.[2]


[edit] Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the former Sagaponack CDP had a total area of 8.0 square miles (21 km2), of which, 6.2 square miles (16 km2) of it was land and 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2) of it (22.35%) was water.

[edit] Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 582 people, 249 households, and 162 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 93.6 people per square mile (36.1/km²). There were 734 housing units at an average density of 118.0 per square mile (45.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 92.78% White, 2.58% African American, 2.58% Asian, 1.55% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.44% of the population.[1]

There were 249 households out of which 24.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.9% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.86.[1]

In the CDP the population was spread out with 19.4% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 33.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 102.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.3 males.[1]

The median income for a household in the CDP was $54,048, and the median income for a family was $78,707. Males had a median income of $43,750 versus $27,321 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $44,474. About 1.9% of families and 1.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.5% of those under age 18 and 1.8% of those age 65 or over.[1]

[edit] Notable residents

Lloyd Blankfein, CEO, Goldman Sachs [3]

Jimmy Fallon, television pesonaility [4]

Lew Frankfort, CEO, Coach[5]

Charles Addams, American Cartoonist [6]

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