Lindenhurst, New York

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Lindenhurst, New York
Incorporated Village of Lindenhurst
Panoramic map of Lindenhurst from 1926 with list of landmarks and images of several inset
Panoramic map of Lindenhurst from 1926 with list of landmarks and images of several inset
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U.S. Census map
U.S. Census map
Lindenhurst, New York is located in Long Island
Lindenhurst, New York
Location within the state of New York
Lindenhurst, New York is located in New York
Lindenhurst, New York
Lindenhurst, New York (New York)
Lindenhurst, New York is located in the United States
Lindenhurst, New York
Lindenhurst, New York (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°41′7″N 73°22′20″W / 40.68528°N 73.37222°W / 40.68528; -73.37222Coordinates: 40°41′7″N 73°22′20″W / 40.68528°N 73.37222°W / 40.68528; -73.37222
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
 • MayorMichael A. Lavorata
 • Total3.81 sq mi (9.87 km2)
 • Land3.75 sq mi (9.70 km2)
 • Water0.07 sq mi (0.17 km2)
30 ft (9 m)
 • Total27,148
 • Density7,245.26/sq mi (2,797.48/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code631
FIPS code36-42554
GNIS feature ID0955404

Lindenhurst is a village in Suffolk County, New York, United States, on the southern shore of Long Island in the town of Babylon. The population was 27,253 at the 2010 census.[3]

The village is officially known as the Incorporated Village of Lindenhurst.


Lindenhurst is located at 40°41′7″N 73°22′20″W / 40.68528°N 73.37222°W / 40.68528; -73.37222 (40.685400, -73.372228).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 10.0 km2 (3.8 sq mi), of which 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (1.57%) is water.

Lindenhurst is bordered by Copiague to the west, North Amityville to the northwest, North Lindenhurst to the north, West Babylon to the east, and the Great South Bay to the south.


The village was originally named "Breslau" because the town's original German schrettlers were from the city of Breslau in Silesia (present-day Wrocław, Poland.) The town was founded in 1873 and renamed Lindenhurst in 1891.[1]

On October 30, 2012, Hurricane Sandy[5] flooded over half the village's streets.[6] On the southern side of Montauk Highway the water reached up to 6 feet (1.8 m) high. When multiple fires broke out south of Montauk Highway, firefighters were able to contain these fires to their respective dwellings limiting further damage to neighboring houses.[5] Firefighters from most of the Town of Babylon helped control the fires in Lindenhurst. Firefighters fought the blazes in water that was four feet high in higher spots and six feet in lower areas. The people who lived on the northern side of Lindenhurst had no power for over one week. Because of incidents of looting the vacated homes on the southern side of Lindenhurst, the police force had to impose limitations. Curfews were enforced, and only people with proof of residency were allowed south of Montauk Highway. After two days, the water receded.

Notable people[edit]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

As of the census[12] of 2010, there were 27,253 people and 8,638 households in the village, with 3.17 persons per household. The population density was 7,248.1 people per square mile (2,864.3/km2).

There were 6,665 housing units, of which 15.1% were in multi-unit structures. The homeownership rate was 86.0%. The median value of owner-occupied housing units was $392,100. 3.6% of housing units were vacant and 20.7% of occupied housing units were occupied by renters.

The racial makeup of the village was 86.5% White, 3.3% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.8% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 0.0% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 18.1% of the population. The village was 82.9% non-Hispanic White.

There were 8,638 households, out of which 37.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 26.5% had individuals over the age of 65, 58.2% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 19.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.35.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 5.0% under the age of 5, 22.5% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 20 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 30.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.3 years.

95.2% of the population had lived in the same house one year and over. 13.0% of the entire population were foreign born and 16.1% of residents at least 5 years old spoke a language other than English at home.

88.3% of residents at least 25 years old had graduated from high school, and 21.2% of residents at least 25 years old had a bachelor's degree or higher. The mean travel time to work for workers aged 16 and over was 31.2 minutes.

The median income for a household in the village was $85,345. The per capita income for the village was $31,275. 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line.

Public schools[edit]

All of the Village of Lindenhurst is served by the Lindenhurst Union Free School District, which also serves most of North Lindenhurst and a small part of West Babylon.

As of the 2010-2011 school year, the Lindenhurst Union Free School District had 6,760 students. The racial demographics were 0% Native American or Alaska Native, 3% non-Hispanic black or African-American, 14% Hispanic or Latino, 80% non-Hispanic white, 3% Asian or Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander and 0% multiracial. 11% of students were eligible for free lunch, 5% for reduced-price lunch, and 4% of students were limited English proficient. 14.6% of students were classified as "special ed".[citation needed]

The school district had a graduation rate of 91%, and 1% of students did not complete school. 93% of graduates received a Regents Diploma and 54% received a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation. Of the 2011 completers, 49% planned to move on to a four-year college, 29% to a two-year college, 0% to other post-secondary schooling, 1% to the military, 8% to employment, 2% to adult services, 0% had other known post-secondary plans, and 11% had no known post-secondary plan.[citation needed]

The district currently has:

Six elementary schools (grades K-5)
(name) - (number of students) - (spot in Lindenhurst)
  • Albany Avenue - 470 students - North West
  • Alleghany Avenue - 300 students - South East
  • Daniel Street - 507 students - North East
  • Harding Avenue - 295 students - South South
  • West Gates Avenue - 321 students - South West
  • William Rall - 518 students - North North
One middle school (grades 6-8)
  • Lindenhurst Middle School
One high school (grades 9-12)

For the 2011-2012 school year, the Accountability Status for all seven original elementary schools and the high school was "In Good Standing", while the middle school was "In Need of Improvement (Year 1) Basic". The overall Accountability Status for the district was "In Good Standing".[citation needed]

Edward W. Bower Elementary School ceased operating after the 2010-2011 school year due to the old age of the building and its low student population. Although Harding Avenue's student population was even lower at the time, its building is much newer.[13] Although Bower has ceased operations as an elementary school, it now houses the Lindenhurst Academy.[14]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Lindenhurst History". Archived from the original on 2001-03-03.
  2. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Lindenhurst village, New York". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved December 20, 2012.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ a b "Sandy Slams Lindenhurst". Lindy Patch. 29 October 2012. Retrieved Dec 3, 2012.
  6. ^ Schwartz, Meredith (2012). "NY, NJ Libraries Take Stock After Sandy". Library Journal. 137 (19): 10.
  7. ^ Conversation with Billy Lawrence - Pressenza
  8. ^ a b Martin, Douglas (2012-12-04). "Eileen Moran, Special Effects Wizard, Dies at 60". New York Times. Retrieved 2012-12-28.
  9. ^ "Linda Morand". IMDb.
  10. ^ Voger, Mark. The Dark Age: Grim, Great & Gimmicky Post-Modern Comics, Raleigh, North Carolina, TwoMorrows Publishing, January 2006, pp. 31-32. ISBN 1893905535
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  12. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  13. ^ "Lindenhurst public schools". Lindenhurst. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
  14. ^ "Lindenhurst Public Schools Our Schools | The Lindenhurst Academy". Retrieved 2021-10-13.

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