Flanders, New York

Coordinates: 40°54′18″N 72°36′42″W / 40.90500°N 72.61167°W / 40.90500; -72.61167
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Flanders, New York
The iconic Big Duck along New York State Route 24 in Flanders.
The iconic Big Duck along New York State Route 24 in Flanders.
Flanders is located in New York
Flanders is located in the United States
Coordinates: 40°54′18″N 72°36′42″W / 40.90500°N 72.61167°W / 40.90500; -72.61167
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
 • Total12.38 sq mi (32.07 km2)
 • Land11.50 sq mi (29.78 km2)
 • Water0.88 sq mi (2.29 km2)
7 ft (2 m)
 • Total5,098
 • Density443.30/sq mi (171.17/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code631
FIPS code36-26121
GNIS feature ID0950227

Flanders is a hamlet and a census-designated place (CDP) in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population was 4,472 at the 2010 census.[2] It is the location of the Big Duck.

It is located in the town of Southampton on the south side of the Peconic River at its mouth in Peconic Bay. Riverhead is across the river to the north.


Flanders is located at 40°54′18″N 72°36′42″W / 40.90500°N 72.61167°W / 40.90500; -72.61167 (40.905086, -72.611717).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 11.6 square miles (30.1 km2), of which 11.5 square miles (29.7 km2) is land and 0.15 square miles (0.4 km2), or 1.49%, is water.[2]

Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

Demographics of the CDP[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2010, there were 4,705 people, 1,797 households, and 1,068 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 297.1 inhabitants per square mile (114.7/km2). There were 1,797 housing units at an average density of 124.0 per square mile (47.9/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 25.63% White, 21.12% African American, 8.05% Native American, 1.04% Asian, 2.08% from other races, and 12.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 42.08% of the population.

There were 652 households that had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.5% were married couples living together, 16.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.28 and the average family size was 3.41.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 19% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 52.7% from 15 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 6,8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36.1 years. For every 100 females, there were 149.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $82,868, and the median income for a family was $69,615. Males had a median income of $46,844 versus $34,833 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $26,274. About 15.7% of families and 16.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.9% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Flanders CDP, New York". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved December 28, 2012.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  5. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.

External links[edit]

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