East Hampton (village), New York

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East Hampton, New York
Village of East Hampton
Hook Mill
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U.S. Census map of East Hampton
U.S. Census map of East Hampton
East Hampton, New York is located in New York
East Hampton, New York
East Hampton, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°57′09″N 072°11′46″W / 40.95250°N 72.19611°W / 40.95250; -72.19611Coordinates: 40°57′09″N 072°11′46″W / 40.95250°N 72.19611°W / 40.95250; -72.19611 [1]
Country United States
State New York
County Suffolk
Town Suffolk
Founded 1648
Incorporated 1920
 • Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach, Jr.
Area (2010 Census)[2]
 • Total 4.902 sq mi (12.70 km2)
 • Land 4.764 sq mi (12.34 km2)
 • Water 0.138 sq mi (0.36 km2)
Elevation[1] 26 ft (8 m)
Population (2010 Census)[3]
 • Total 1,083
 • Density 220/sq mi (85/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code[4] 11937
Area code 631
FIPS code[2][5] 36-22183
GNIS feature ID[5] 2391650
Website www.easthamptonvillage.org

The Village of East Hampton is a village in the town of East Hampton, New York, United States. It is located in Suffolk County, on the South Fork of eastern Long Island. The population was 1,083 at the time of the 2010 census, 251 less than in the year 2000.[6]


Founded in 1648 by English farmers, East Hampton remained a quiet farming community until the late 19th century, when it became a resort for the wealthy upper class. It became an artists' colony in the mid-20th century, popularized by the Abstract Expressionists. It has become a popular weekend destination during the summer season.

History and surviving historic sites are detailed in "Village of East Hampton Multiple Area", a New York State study.[7]


Parking access to the Atlantic Ocean beaches within the village of East Hampton is severely restricted from May 1 to September 30. In 2006 there were only 2,600 permits available for non-residents with a charge of $250. Residents can always get parking permits.

East Hampton's beaches are highly regarded because of their clean white sands, the fact they're relatively accessible and because there is minimal development along the beach, which is strictly residential. Parking space at the village beaches is limited, which prevents crowding. Parking is prohibited on neighboring streets. There is no law that restricts people from accessing the beaches via bike, foot or being dropped off.

The beaches of East Hampton Village (from west to east):

  • Georgica - This beach adjoining Georgica Pond is popular with surfers because of currents around its controversial groynes. The beach has bathroom facilities.
  • Main Beach - The beach is the only one with a pavilion where one can get food; it also has a limited number of lockers available to residents.
  • Wiborg Beach - Has a parking lot, and is right next to Maidstone Club. It does not have a lifeguard. In the summer of 2006 it played host to the "hot" surf spot to be at.
  • Egypt Lane Beach - This beach is sometimes incorrectly called Maidstone Beach because of its close proximity to the headquarters of the Maidstone Golf Club. The true Maidstone Beach is on the bay outside the village in the town of East Hampton. Main, Wiborg and Egypt Lane are immediately next to the Maidstone Golf Club.
  • Two Mile Hollow - This beach has the second-largest parking lot of the village beaches. It is, historically, the gay beach of East Hampton.[citation needed]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.9 square miles (12.7 km2). 4.7 square miles (12.3 km2) are land, while 0.15 square miles (0.4 km2), or 2.82% of the total area, is water.[8] The village gained some territory and lost some territory between the 1990 census and the 2000 census.[9]


As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 1,334 people, 635 households, and 337 families residing in the village. The population density was 280.3 people per square mile (108.2/km²). There were 1,745 housing units at an average density of 366.7 per square mile (141.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 93.10% White, 1.42% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 1.87% Asian, 1.87% from other races, and 1.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.92% of the population.

There were 635 households out of which 16.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.2% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.9% were non-families. 36.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.68.

In the village the population was spread out with 14.4% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 31.3% from 45 to 64, and 27.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52 years. For every 100 females there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $56,607, and the median income for a family was $62,500. Males had a median income of $41,181 versus $37,083 for females. The per capita income for the village was $51,316. About 5.5% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.2% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or older.

Law enforcement[edit]

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Law enforcement in East Hampton is the responsibility of the East Hampton Village Police Department, chosen in 2009 for New York State accredited status. The department is located within the town of East Hampton, in Suffolk County, New York. It is headed by Chief of Police Gerard Larsen, Jr., and staffed by 22 full-time officers and 13 civilian staff.[11] The department has both a uniformed and detective division.

The police department building is part of the Municipal Emergency Building located at One Cedar Street in East Hampton.


  • East Hampton Union Free School District
  • East Hampton High School


  1. ^ a b "Village of East Hampton". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved June 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Places: New York" (TXT). 2010 Census Gazetteer Files. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ "East Hampton village, Suffolk County, New York". Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 15, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Post Offices By County: Suffolk County, New York". United States Postal Service. Retrieved June 13, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "FIPS55 Data: New York" (TXT). FIPS55 Data at the Wayback Machine (archived June 13, 2006). United States Geological Survey. February 23, 2006. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census: Population Drops in East Hampton Village, Montauk". East Hampton Patch. March 28, 2011. Retrieved June 25, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Village of East Hampton Multiple Resource Area NY" (PDF). 1988. 
  8. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): East Hampton village, New York". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 20, 2012. 
  9. ^ "New York: 2000 Population and Housing Unit Counts" (PDF). September 2003. p. III-15. Retrieved December 22, 2010. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  11. ^ NYS Criminal Justice Services[dead link]

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