Lattingtown, New York

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Lattingtown, New York
Village
Incorporated Village of Lattingtown
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Lattingtown, New York is located in New York
Lattingtown, New York
Lattingtown, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°53′40″N 73°35′42″W / 40.89444°N 73.59500°W / 40.89444; -73.59500Coordinates: 40°53′40″N 73°35′42″W / 40.89444°N 73.59500°W / 40.89444; -73.59500
Country United States
State New York
County Nassau
Area
 • Total 3.8 sq mi (9.9 km2)
 • Land 3.8 sq mi (9.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 62 ft (19 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,739
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 11560
Area code(s) 516
FIPS code 36-41432
GNIS feature ID 0955075
Website villageoflattingtown.org

The Incorporated Village of Lattingtown is a village located within the Town of Oyster Bay in Nassau County, New York in the United States. The population was 1,739 at the 2010 census. Initially, Lattingtown was a marsh, populated by Matinecock Indians who lived nearby. The Matinecocks sold the area in 1660 to Richard Latting and his son, Josiah Latting. The Lattings sold marsh reeds for thatched-roof houses.[1] The same family later established the hamlet of Lattingtown at Marlborough, Ulster County, New York.[2]

The 1986 film The Money Pit was filmed partially in the town.

Geography[edit]

Lattingtown is located at 40°53′40″N 73°35′42″W / 40.89444°N 73.59500°W / 40.89444; -73.59500 (40.894334, -73.595118).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2), of which, 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (1.05%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,860 people, 627 households, and 509 families residing in the village. The population density was 491.9 people per square mile (190.0/km²). There were 688 housing units at an average density of 182.0 per square mile (70.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 94.46% White, 0.59% African American, 3.49% Asian, 0.38% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.31% of the population.

There were 627 households out of which 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.0% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.8% were non-families. 16.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the village the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 31.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $136,807, and the median income for a family was $156,462. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $44,063 for females. The per capita income for the village was $76,260. About 2.1% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.5% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over.

Points of interest[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lattingtown". Newsday. Retrieved 2008-04-12. "Even though fish spawned in the tidal marsh, the Matinecocks apparently drove no hard bargain when they sold much of the area to Richard Latting and his son, Josiah, in 1660. For a while, Josiah Latting had a successful business selling the reeds from the marsh for thatched-roof houses." [dead link]
  2. ^ David Ballou, Mary Lou Mahan, and L. Garofalini (March 2010). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Lattintown Baptist Church". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-10-24. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.