North Bellport, New York

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North Bellport, New York
U.S. Census map of North Bellport.
U.S. Census map of North Bellport.
North Bellport is located in New York
North Bellport
North Bellport
Location within the state of New York.
Coordinates: 40°46′58″N 72°57′7″W / 40.78278°N 72.95194°W / 40.78278; -72.95194Coordinates: 40°46′58″N 72°57′7″W / 40.78278°N 72.95194°W / 40.78278; -72.95194
Country United States
State New York
CountySuffolk
TownBrookhaven
Area
 • Total4.91 sq mi (12.71 km2)
 • Land4.91 sq mi (12.71 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
46 ft (14 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total11,900
 • Density2,424.12/sq mi (935.93/km2)
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (Eastern Time Zone)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−04:00
ZIP Code
11713
Area code(s)631, 934
FIPS code36-51528
GNIS feature ID0958685

North Bellport is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) located within the Town of Brookhaven, New York, United States. The population was 11,545 at the 2010 census.[2]

History[edit]

North Bellport was built by the Hagerman Land Company, named after the neighboring hamlet of Hagerman.[citation needed] Originally a predominantly white community, North Bellport was blockbusted during the early 1960s, resulting in a major influx of African Americans into the community. In 1962, the community was the subject of first of several notable court cases concerning the practice of blockbusting by real estate agents in New York.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.9 square miles (12.8 km2), all land.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
202011,900
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 9,007 people, 2,349 households, and 2,036 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,937.7 per square mile (747.9/km2). There were 2,520 housing units at an average density of 542.1/sq mi (209.2/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 15% White, 60% African American, 1.50% Native American, 1.98% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 7.28% from other races, and 5.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 30% of the population.

There were 2,349 households, out of which 49.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 23.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.3% were non-families. 8.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 2.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.75 and the average family size was 3.91.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 33.6% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 6.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $55,145, and the median income for a family was $56,140. Males had a median income of $38,099 versus $27,939 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $16,733. About 11.5% of families and 15.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.6% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

School district[edit]

North Bellport is located entirely within the boundaries of the South Country Central School District.[6] As such, all children residing in North Bellport who attend public schools go to South Country's schools.[6]

Library district[edit]

North Bellport is located within the boundaries of the South Country Library District.[6]

Transportation[edit]

The Long Island Rail Road's Bellport station on the Montauk Branch is located within the hamlet.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): North Bellport CDP, New York". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on 2020-02-12. Retrieved 2013-01-04.
  3. ^ Buffett, Neil P. "Blockbusting on Long Island: The Case of Gerald Kutler and the 1962 Legal Battle against Real Estate Bias in North Bellport, New York". lihj.cc.stonybrook.edu. Long Island History Journal. Retrieved March 6, 2022.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  5. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ a b c d "Long Island Index: Interactive Map". Long Island Index Maps. Long Island Index.