Asharoken, New York
|Incorporated Village of Asharoken|
|Named for||Chief Asharoken|
|• Mayor||Gregory Letica|
|• Total||6.48 sq mi (16.80 km2)|
|• Land||1.42 sq mi (3.68 km2)|
|• Water||5.06 sq mi (13.11 km2)|
|Elevation||13 ft (4 m)|
|• Density||416.32/sq mi (160.71/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||631, 934|
|GNIS feature ID||0942621|
Asharoken incorporated as a village in 1925, so as to have a greater ability to control local beaches and roadways through home rule.
The Village of Asharoken is named after Chief Asharoken, head of the Matinecock Native American tribe which inhabited the area prior to English settlements. Chief Asharoken sold the land that is now Asharoken, Eatons Neck, and Northport to European settlers in 1656.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 6.5 square miles (17 km2), of which 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2) is land and 5.1 square miles (13 km2), or 78.92%, is water.
The village limits enclose part of Eatons Neck and a long, low, narrow isthmus (itself referred to as Asharoken) connecting Northport in the southeast to Eaton's Neck in the northwest, and separating Northport Bay from Long Island Sound.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2000, there were 625 people, 254 households, and 184 families residing in the village. The population density was 457.4 inhabitants per square mile (176.6/km2). There were 307 housing units at an average density of 224.7 per square mile (86.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.64% White Caucasian, 0.16% Black African American, 2.72% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.92% of the population.
There were 254 households, out of which 22.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.5% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.87.
In the village, the population was spread out, with 18.1% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 19.5% from 25 to 44, 39.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females, there were 108.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.6 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $103,262, and the median income for a family was $118,128. Males had a median income of $81,644 versus $41,406 for females. The per capita income for the village was $51,159. None of the families and 2.6% of the population were living below the poverty line, including nobody under 18 and 4.1% of those over 64.
- Marlene Dietrich – actress and singer.
- Jackie Gleason – comedian who spent many summers here
- Rube Goldberg – cartoonist lived here most of his life
- Bud Harrelson – starting shortstop for the 1969 Miracle Mets
- Eugene O'Neill – playwright, in 1931
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry – author of The Little Prince, written at Delamater-Bevin Mansion in Asharoken in 1942
Asharoken Police Department
The Village of Asharoken maintains its own police force, paid for predominantly by property taxes on village residents. Over the years Asharoken has earned a reputation for being tough on speeders. In 2003 the four-man Asharoken Police Department issued 1,000 tickets for speeding violations, a rate over 40 times greater than neighboring towns with significantly greater populations. Though the population of Asharoken has changed little in recent years, as of 2009 the police force increased to 11 officers, a supervising officer-in-charge, five cars and a boat patrolling land and water.
The police department took possession of a new marine vessel in December 2010.
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