Gordon Heights, New York

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Gordon Heights, New York
U.S. Census map of Gordon Heights.
U.S. Census map of Gordon Heights.
Gordon Heights is located in New York
Gordon Heights
Gordon Heights
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°51′27″N 72°57′59″W / 40.85750°N 72.96639°W / 40.85750; -72.96639Coordinates: 40°51′27″N 72°57′59″W / 40.85750°N 72.96639°W / 40.85750; -72.96639
Country United States
State New York
CountySuffolk
TownBrookhaven
Area
 • Total1.72 sq mi (4.45 km2)
 • Land1.70 sq mi (4.41 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation
154 ft (47 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total3,981
 • Density2,336.27/sq mi (901.96/km2)
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (Eastern Time Zone)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−04:00
ZIP Code
11763
Area code(s)631, 934
FIPS code36-29509
GNIS feature ID0970171

Gordon Heights is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York, United States. The population was 3,981 at the 2020 census.[2]

History[edit]

Gordon Heights had its beginnings in the early 1920s, when developer Louis Fife went to Black neighborhoods in New York City (Harlem, Brooklyn, and The Bronx) with the offer of land and a better life on Long Island.[3][4] Land was offered as low as $10 down and $10 monthly or $10 weekly.

Promoted as a place that would be a solid, close-knit community of small farms, the pilgrimage to Long Island began in 1927.[5] Gordon Heights was named after "Pop" Gordon, a man who had previously owned most of the land that became part of the new community.[4]

A civic association was formed to address the need of area residents. It would later become known as the Gordon Heights Progressive Association, which was founded in 1945.[6] This group was the parent body of the Gordon Heights Fire Department.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.5 km2), of which 0.015 square miles (0.04 km2), or 0.80%, is water.[7][8]

Demographics[edit]

2020 census[edit]

Gordon Heights CDP, New York - Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010[9] Pop 2020[10] % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 783 649 19.37% 16.30%
Black or African American alone (NH) 1,971 1,478 48.76% 37.13%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 62 55 1.53% 1.38%
Asian alone (NH) 75 91 1.86% 2.29%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 3 0 0.07% 0.00%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 10 46 0.25% 1.16%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 126 183 3.12% 4.60%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 1,012 1,479 25.04% 37.15%
Total 4,042 3,981 100.00% 100.00%

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.

2010 Census[edit]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 3,094 people, 856 households, and 678 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,827.0 per square mile (706.9/km2). There were 945 housing units at an average density of 558.0/sq mi (215.9/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 62.12% African American, 24.27% White, 1.36% Native American, 1.91% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 5.14% from other races, and 5.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.51% of the population.

There were 856 households, out of which 45.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% were married couples living together, 24.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.7% were non-families. 14.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.53 and the average family size was 3.83.

Historical population
Census Pop.
20104,042
20203,981−1.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]
2010[9] 2020[10]

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 35.2% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $56,250, and the median income for a family was $54,450. Males had a median income of $39,120 versus $31,797 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $17,516. About 8.9% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty threshold, including 10.7% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

School district[edit]

Gordon Heights is located entirely within the boundaries of (and is thus served by) the Longwood Central School District.[13][14]

Library district[edit]

Gordon Heights is located within the boundaries of the Longwood Library District.[13]

Transportation[edit]

Gordon Heights is served by the S60 bus, operated by Suffolk County Transit. The route passes through Port Jefferson before ending at the Smith Haven Mall.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  2. ^ "Gordon Heights CDP, New York". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 23, 2021.
  3. ^ "The History of Gordon Heights". GordonHeightsFuture.org. Archived from the original on 2008-07-23. Retrieved 2009-06-08.
  4. ^ a b c "The History of Gordon Heights". Longwood's Journey. Longwood Central School District. Archived from the original on 2011-06-15. Retrieved 2009-06-08.
  5. ^ "History of Gordon Heights". Long Island Community Histories. Long Island Genealogy. Retrieved 2009-06-06.
  6. ^ "Early Organizations and Sites". The History of Gordon Heights. GordonHeightsFuture.org. Archived from the original on 2008-08-27. Retrieved 2009-06-08.
  7. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Gordon Heights CDP, New York". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on 2020-02-12. Retrieved 2012-12-31.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2010: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Gordon Heights CDP, New York". United States Census Bureau.
  10. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Gordon Heights CDP, New York". United States Census Bureau.
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  12. ^ "Decennial Census of Population and Housing by Decades". US Census Bureau.
  13. ^ a b "Long Island Index: Interactive Map". Long Island Index Maps. Long Island Index.
  14. ^ "Composite School District Boundaries Shapefiles". NCES. Retrieved 2020-10-23.
  15. ^ "S60" (PDF). sct-bus.org. Retrieved June 23, 2021.

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