Old Field, New York

Coordinates: 40°57′45″N 73°7′49″W / 40.96250°N 73.13028°W / 40.96250; -73.13028
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Old Field, New York
Incorporated Village of Old Field
The Old Field Point Light, which, along with the adjacent Keeper's Cottage, serves as the village's Village Hall complex.
The Old Field Point Light, which, along with the adjacent Keeper's Cottage, serves as the village's Village Hall complex.
U.S. Census map
U.S. Census map
Old Field is located in New York
Old Field
Old Field
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°57′45″N 73°7′49″W / 40.96250°N 73.13028°W / 40.96250; -73.13028
Country United States
State New York
 • MayorTom Pirro
 • Total2.19 sq mi (5.67 km2)
 • Land2.07 sq mi (5.36 km2)
 • Water0.12 sq mi (0.31 km2)
7 ft (2 m)
 • Total893
 • Density431.40/sq mi (166.59/km2)
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (Eastern Time Zone)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−04:00
ZIP Code
Area code(s)631, 934
FIPS code36-54617
GNIS feature ID0959276

Old Field is a village located in the Town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County, on Long Island, in New York, United States. The population was 918 at the 2010 census.[3]


The village incorporated in 1927.[4] The Old Field Point Light located on the northern tip of Old Field, dates back to 1823.[5] It was built by the United States government for $2,500. The rest of the lighthouse was finished in 1824 for an additional $1,500.[5] The lighthouse and adjacent Keeper's Cottage serve as the Old Field Village Hall complex.[6]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), of which 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) is water.[7]

The tidal estuary Flax Pond is located along the northern shore of the village.[8]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 947 people, 313 households, and 268 families residing in the village. The population density was 459.1 inhabitants per square mile (177.3/km2). There were 346 housing units at an average density of 167.7 per square mile (64.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 94.61% White, 0.74% African American, 0.11% Native American, 3.59% Asian, 0.42% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.32% of the population.

There were 313 households, out of which 42.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 80.2% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.1% were non-families. 10.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.03 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 30.0% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 20.9% from 25 to 44, 32.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $165,398, and the median income for a family was $202,071. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $33,594 for females. The per capita income for the village was $73,658. About 2.8% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty threshold, including 9.5% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


The current Mayor of Old Field is Thomas Pirro, the Deputy Mayor is Tom Gulbransen, and the Village Trustees are Rebecca Vanderbogart, Adrienne Owen.[11]

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  1. ^ "Old Field History". oldfieldny.org. Retrieved July 21, 2021.
  2. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  3. ^ "Old Field Village: 2010 Census". Archived from the original on May 21, 2019.
  4. ^ "About Old Field – Old Field, NY". Retrieved August 18, 2021.
  5. ^ a b Light List, Volume I, Atlantic Coast, St. Croix River, Maine to Shrewsbury River, New Jersey (PDF). Light List. United States Coast Guard. 2007.
  6. ^ "Points of Interest – Old Field, NY". Retrieved August 18, 2021.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  8. ^ "EPA – Waters GeoViewer". United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved July 28, 2021.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  11. ^ "Village Officials – Old Field, NY". Retrieved August 18, 2021.

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