Asharoken, New York

Coordinates: 40°56′15″N 73°23′0″W / 40.93750°N 73.38333°W / 40.93750; -73.38333
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Asharoken, New York
Incorporated Village of Asharoken
Asharoken Road in the village on October 9, 2022.
Asharoken Road in the village on October 9, 2022.
U.S. Census map of Asharoken
U.S. Census map of Asharoken
Asharoken, New York is located in Long Island
Asharoken, New York
Asharoken, New York
Location on Long Island and within the state of New York
Asharoken, New York is located in New York
Asharoken, New York
Asharoken, New York
Asharoken, New York (New York)
Coordinates: 40°56′15″N 73°23′0″W / 40.93750°N 73.38333°W / 40.93750; -73.38333
Country United States
State New York
Named forChief Asharoken
 • MayorGregory Letica
 • Total6.48 sq mi (16.80 km2)
 • Land1.42 sq mi (3.68 km2)
 • Water5.06 sq mi (13.11 km2)
13 ft (4 m)
 • Total592
 • Density416.32/sq mi (160.71/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
Area code(s)631, 934
FIPS code36-02737
GNIS feature ID0942621

Asharoken is a village in the Town of Huntington in Suffolk County, on the North Shore of Long Island in New York. The population was 654 at the 2010 census.


Asharoken incorporated as a village in 1925, so as to have a greater ability to control local beaches and roadways through home rule.[2]

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.[3][4][5]


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.[6]

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.


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[8] 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.

Notable people[edit]

Asharoken Police Department[edit]

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.[10] 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.[11]

The police department took possession of a new marine vessel in December 2010.[12]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  2. ^ "Asharoken - General Information". Retrieved July 22, 2022.
  3. ^ Bleyer, Bill. "Northport: A Harbor of Transformations". Newsday. Long Island, Our History. Archived from the original on December 7, 2008. Retrieved July 9, 2008.
  4. ^ Rather, John (July 6, 2003). "If You're Thinking of Living in Northport; Waterfront Village That Feels Like Home". The New York Times. Retrieved July 9, 2008.
  5. ^ "About Northport". Northport Chamber of Commerce. Archived from the original on May 9, 2008. Retrieved July 9, 2008.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  9. ^ Little, Bob. "Avenue of Stars". Archived from the original on September 5, 2006. Retrieved June 2, 2006.
  10. ^ Niarchos, Sophia A. (May 10, 2004). "Panarites Disappointed in Northport Police Chief Hearing Outcome". Greek News. Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. Retrieved July 13, 2007.
  11. ^ "Asharoken Services". Retrieved January 19, 2009.
  12. ^ "Asharoken". Retrieved January 3, 2011.

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