Lindenhurst, New York
Lindenhurst, New York
|Incorporated Village of Lindenhurst|
|• Mayor||Michael A. Lavorata|
|• Total||3.81 sq mi (9.87 km2)|
|• Land||3.75 sq mi (9.70 km2)|
|• Water||0.07 sq mi (0.17 km2)|
|Elevation||30 ft (9 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||7,152.66/sq mi (2,761.72/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0955404|
The village is officially known as the Incorporated Village of Lindenhurst.
Lindenhurst is located at (40.685400, -73.372228).
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.
The village was originally named "Breslau" because the town's original German settlers were from the city of Breslau in Silesia (present-day Wrocław, Poland.) The town was founded in 1873 and renamed Lindenhurst in 1891.
On October 30, 2012, Hurricane Sandy flooded over half the village's streets. 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. 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.
- Jack Barry, famous game show host; grew up in Lindenhurst; valedictorian at Lindenhurst High School
- Joy Behar, co-host of The View; once a teacher at Lindenhurst High School
- Pat Benatar, rock and roll singer; grew up in Lindenhurst and attended Lindenhurst Senior High School
- Teddy Castellucci, Session Musician and Film Composer, with over 45 major Motion Pictures to his credit, many with Adam Sandler; grew up in Lindenhurst, graduated Lindenhurst High School.
- Hal Hartley, film director; a Lindenhurst native
- Ryan LaFlare, professional MMA fighter, UFC Welterweight division; born and raised in Lindenhurst
- Dan Lauria, actor, The Wonder Years; resided in Lindenhurst
- Joe Lhota, former New York City Deputy Mayor, MTA chairman and Republican mayoral candidate; born in the Bronx but grew up in Lindenhurst
- Sal LoCascio, Hall of Fame Lacrosse goaltender and coach; attended Lindenhurst Senior High School
- Eileen Moran, visual effects producer at Weta Digital and Digital Domain, co-producer of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
- Linda Morand, top international model; born in Lindenhurst
|U.S. Decennial Census|
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.
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".
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.
The district currently has:
- Six elementary schools (grades K-5)
- Albany Avenue
- Allegheny Avenue
- Daniel Street
- Harding Avenue
- West Gates Avenue
- William Rall
- 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".
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. Although Bower has ceased operations as an elementary school, it now houses the Lindenhurst Academy.
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