Bohemia, New York

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Bohemia, New York
—  CDP  —
U.S. Census Map
Bohemia, New York is located in New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°46′12″N 73°6′50″W / 40.77°N 73.11389°W / 40.77; -73.11389Coordinates: 40°46′12″N 73°6′50″W / 40.77°N 73.11389°W / 40.77; -73.11389
Country United States
State New York
County Suffolk
 • Total 8.8 sq mi (22.7 km2)
 • Land 8.7 sq mi (22.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 66 ft (20 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 9,871
 • Density 1,131.3/sq mi (436.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 11716
Area code(s) 631
FIPS code 36-07157
GNIS feature ID 0944396

Bohemia is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population was 9,871 at the 2000 census.

Bohemia is in the Town of Islip.

The main school district in the town is the Connetquot School District

The zip code is 11716 and the telephone area code is 631.


[edit] Geography

Bohemia is located in New York at 40°46′12″N 73°6′50″W / 40.77°N 73.11389°W / 40.77; -73.11389 (40.770042, -73.113760)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.8 square miles (23 km2), of which, 8.7 square miles (23 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.34%) is water.

[edit] Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 9,871 people, 3,326 households, and 2,554 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,131.3 per square mile (436.6/km²). There were 3,387 housing units at an average density of 388.2/sq mi (149.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.61% White, 0.86% African American, 0.05% Native American, 2.38% Asian, 0.83% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.41% of the population.

There were 3,326 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.9% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.2% were non-families. 18.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.28.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $65,308, and the median income for a family was $73,218. Males had a median income of $46,449 versus $34,403 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $25,942. About 3.2% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.

[edit] History

Bohemia, Long Island was founded in 1855. It was named Bohemia because it was settled by Slavic immigrants from a mountainous village near Kadaň in the Central European Kingdom of Bohemia. An important contribution they made to the development of Long Island was adding their rich Central European folklore to the local culture.

[edit] Bohemia Historical Society

Dedicated to preserving the rich heritage of the hamlet, the Bohemia Historical Society (BHS) was founded in 1984. This non-profit local organization pursues this goal through its educational programs, slide presentations, involvement in community activities, a newsletter, its website and its museum. The museum was officially opened on April 26, 2009, and it houses a number of exhibits depicting life in the early days of Bohemia, a photograph collection, and a book collection that includes many historical Czech manuscripts. Additionally, the building serves as the society meeting place.

[edit] Education

[edit] References

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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