East Norwich, New York

Coordinates: 40°50′48″N 73°31′56″W / 40.84667°N 73.53222°W / 40.84667; -73.53222
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East Norwich, New York
East Norwich's downtown area in 2019
East Norwich's downtown area in 2019
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
East Norwich, New York is located in Long Island
East Norwich, New York
East Norwich, New York
Location on Long Island
East Norwich, New York is located in New York
East Norwich, New York
East Norwich, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°50′48″N 73°31′56″W / 40.84667°N 73.53222°W / 40.84667; -73.53222
Country United States
State New York
TownOyster Bay
 • Total1.05 sq mi (2.72 km2)
 • Land1.05 sq mi (2.72 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
200 ft (61 m)
 • Total2,792
 • Density2,653.99/sq mi (1,024.63/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area codes516, 363
FIPS code36-22623
GNIS feature ID0949190

East Norwich (formerly known as Norwich) is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) located within the Town of Oyster Bay in Nassau County, on the North Shore of Long Island, in New York, United States. The population was 2,792 at the time of the 2020 census.


East Norwich was originally named Norwich, until the postal service requested the name change to eliminate confusion from the other Norwich, in Chenango County.[2]


U.S. Census map of East Norwich.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all land.[3]


Like the rest of Long Island's North Shore, East Norwich is situated on a terminal moraine, which is named the Harbor Hill Moraine.[4][5] This moraine was formed by glaciers during the Wisconsin Glacial Episode, and is named for Harbor Hill in Roslyn; Harbor Hill is the highest geographic point in Nassau County.[4][5]


Under the Köppen climate classification, East Norwich lies in the transition zone between a humid subtropical climate (Cfa) and a hot-summer humid continental climate (Dfa).[6][7] As such, summers are usually hot and humid with occasional thunderstorms, winters are usually cool with snow and rain, and the spring and fall typically feature mild weather.[6][7]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[9][10] of 2010, there were 2,709 people, 966 households, and 772 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,554.5 inhabitants per square mile (986.3/km2). There were 950 housing units at an average density of 907.2 per square mile (350.3/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.50% White, 0.80% African American, 3.50% Asian, 1.10% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.40% of the population.

There were 943 households, out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.4% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.1% were non-families. 15.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 26.6% under the age of 19, 4.1% from 20 to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 31.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.5 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.57 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $134,309, and the median income for a family was $159,890. Males had a median income of $114,934 versus $86,250 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $62,052. About 4.0% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.8% of those under age 18 and 1.1% of those age 65 or over.


School district[edit]

East Norwich, in its entirety, is served by the Oyster Bay–East Norwich Central School District.[11] As such, all children who reside within the village and attend public schools go to Oyster Bay–East Norwich's schools.[11]

Library district[edit]

East Norwich is located entirely within the service area of the Oyster Bay–East Norwich Library District, which is served by the Oyster Bay–East Norwich Public Library.[11]




Two state routes pass through and serve East Norwich: New York State Route 25A and New York State Route 106.[11] Other major roads located either partially or wholly within the village include Highwood Road and Sugar Toms Lane.[11]


No rail lines or train stations exist within East Norwich.[11] The nearest Long Island Rail Road stations to the hamlet are Oyster Bay on the Oyster Bay Branch, and Syosset on the Port Jefferson Branch.[11]


No bus routes pass through or serve East Norwich.[12]


Natural gas[edit]

National Grid USA provides natural gas to homes and businesses that are hooked up to natural gas lines in East Norwich.[13][14]


PSEG Long Island provides power to all homes and businesses within East Norwich.[13][15]


East Norwich is located within the boundaries of – and is thus served by – the Jericho Water District and the Oyster Bay Water District.[11]


The majority of East Norwich is not connected to a sanitary sewer system, instead relying on cesspools and other septic systems.[11][16] The portion of East Norwich which is connected to sanitary sewers is served located within the boundaries of – and is thus served by – the Oyster Bay Sewer District.[17][18]

Notable people[edit]


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  14. ^ "Natural Gas & Electricity | National Grid". www.nationalgridus.com. Retrieved July 21, 2021.
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  16. ^ "Public Works | Roslyn, NY". www.roslynny.gov. Retrieved August 6, 2021.
  17. ^ "Wastewater Management Program | Nassau County, NY - Official Website". www.nassaucountyny.gov. Retrieved August 6, 2021.
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