Dering Harbor, New York

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Dering Harbor, New York
Incorporated Village of Dering Harbor
U.S. Census map of Dering Harbor.
U.S. Census map of Dering Harbor.
Location within Suffolk County and the state of New York.
Location within Suffolk County and the state of New York.
Dering Harbor, New York is located in New York
Dering Harbor, New York
Dering Harbor, New York
U.S. Census map of Dering Harbor.
Coordinates: 41°5′35″N 72°20′43″W / 41.09306°N 72.34528°W / 41.09306; -72.34528Coordinates: 41°5′35″N 72°20′43″W / 41.09306°N 72.34528°W / 41.09306; -72.34528
Country United States
State New York
CountySuffolk
TownShelter Island
Incorporated1916
Government
 • MayorPatrick Parcells
Area
 • Total0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
 • Land0.25 sq mi (0.64 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
7 ft (2 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total11
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
11
 • Density44.72/sq mi (17.29/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code36-20379
GNIS feature ID0948345
Websitederingharborvillage.org

Dering Harbor is a village in the Town of Shelter Island, in Suffolk County, in New York, United States. As of the 2010 census, the village population was 11, making it the least populated village in the State of New York.

The Incorporated Village of Dering Harbor is located on the northern side of Shelter Island, east of the hamlet of Shelter Island Heights.

History[edit]

Dering Harbor incorporated as a village in 1916.[3][4] It had been a popular resort community since the 19th Century.[3][4] According to The New York Times, it is rumored that the village decided to incorporate as a means of preventing "Coney Island-style concessions" from popping up in the area.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), of which, 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it is land and 4.00% is water.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19203
1930391,200.0%
194034−12.8%
19504−88.2%
196019375.0%
19702426.3%
198016−33.3%
19902875.0%
200013−53.6%
201011−15.4%
2019 (est.)11[2]0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

At the 2000 census there were 13 people, 6 households, and 3 families in the village. The population density was 54.1 people per square mile (20.9/km2). There were 32 housing units at an average density of 133.2 per square mile (51.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 92% White and 8% Native American.[7] Of the 6 households 17% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50% were married couples living together, and 50% were non-families. 33% of households were one person and 17% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 3.00.

The age distribution was 15% under the age of 18, 23% from 18 to 24, 8% from 25 to 44, 31% from 45 to 64, and 23% 65 or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females, there were 116.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 120.0 males.

The median household income was $33,750 and the median family income was $98,750. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $0 for females. The per capita income for the village was $43,185. Nobody in the village was below the poverty line.

Government[edit]

As of August 2021, the Mayor of Dering Harbor is Patrick Parcells, the Deputy Mayor is Karen Kelsey, and the Village Trustees are Ari Benacerraf, Brad Goldfarb, Clora Kelly, and Karen Kelsey.[8]

Education[edit]

School district[edit]

The Village of Dering Harbor is located entirely within the boundaries of the Shelter Island Union Free School District.[9][10] As such, all children who reside within Dering Harbor and attend public schools go to Shelter Island's schools.[9][10]

Library district[edit]

Dering Harbor is located within the boundaries of the Shelter Island Public Library District.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b Williams, Donald M. (April 25, 1988). "How Small Is The Smallest?". Newsday. pp. 5, 27 – via ProQuest.
  4. ^ a b c Marks, Peter (February 1, 1994). "Home Rule's Exclusive, Costly Kingdoms: LONG ISLAND Home Rule's Kingdoms: Expensive, Exclusive". The New York Times. pp. A1, B2 – via ProQuest.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  8. ^ "Contact – Village of Dering Harbor". Retrieved 2021-08-07.
  9. ^ a b c "Long Island Index: Interactive Map". Long Island Index Maps. Long Island Index.
  10. ^ a b "Composite School District Boundaries Shapefiles". NCES. Retrieved 2020-10-23.

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