Sea Cliff, New York

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Sea Cliff, New York
Incorporated Village of Sea Cliff
Motto(s): 
1 Square Mile, 16 Parks
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Sea Cliff, New York is located in New York
Sea Cliff, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°50′47″N 73°38′40″W / 40.84639°N 73.64444°W / 40.84639; -73.64444Coordinates: 40°50′47″N 73°38′40″W / 40.84639°N 73.64444°W / 40.84639; -73.64444
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountyNassau
Incorporated1883[1]
Area
 • Total1.96 sq mi (5.08 km2)
 • Land1.11 sq mi (2.89 km2)
 • Water0.85 sq mi (2.19 km2)
Elevation
187 ft (57 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total4,995
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
5,020
 • Density4,502.24/sq mi (1,738.58/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
11579
Area code(s)516
FIPS code36-66047
GNIS feature ID0964716
Websitewww.seacliff-ny.gov

The Incorporated Village of Sea Cliff is a village located within the Town of Oyster Bay in Nassau County, New York, United States. According to the United States 2010 Census, the village population was 4,995. The village is part of the North Shore School District.

As of 2021, the mayor is Edward Lieberman, but he declined to run for a third term.[4] Elena Villafane won the election and will be the next mayor.[5]

Notable residents have included poet, journalist and editor William Cullen Bryant, inventor and entrepreneur LaMarcus Adna Thompson (who established Sea Cliff's Thompson Park residential development), poet and journalist Alfred Lansing, author of Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage, Pulitzer Prize–winning short story writer Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Dan Fagin, actress Natalie Portman, Emmy-award-winning comedian Kate McKinnon, John Rzeznik, frontman of the rock band Goo Goo Dolls,[6] cartoonist Arnold Levin, Robert Ehrlich, founder of Pirate's Booty and Vegan Robs snack brands, Tim "The Tan Man" Ayers, R&B musician Mac Ayres, and Rose Elizabeth Bird, first female Chief Justice of California.

Geography[edit]

U.S. Census Map
WPA Poster advertising Sea Cliff (c. 1939)

Sea Cliff is located at 40°50′47″N 73°38′40″W / 40.846388°N 73.644526°W / 40.846388; -73.644526.[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2), of which 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2) is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) (44.67%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880554
19001,558
19101,6948.7%
19202,10824.4%
19303,45663.9%
19404,41627.8%
19504,86810.2%
19605,66916.5%
19705,8903.9%
19805,364−8.9%
19905,054−5.8%
20005,0660.2%
20104,995−1.4%
2019 (est.)5,020[3]0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 census[9] the population was 92.8% White, 88% Non-Hispanic white, 2.4% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.9% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.95% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.8% of the population.

2000 census[edit]

At the 2000 census there were 5,066 people, 2,013 households, and 1,356 families in the village. The population density was 4,655.1 people per square mile (1,794.5/km2). There were 2,082 housing units at an average density of 1,913.1 per square mile (737.5/km2). The racial makup of the village was 94.83% White, 1.68% African American, 0.10% Native American, 1.22% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.95% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.76%.[10]

Of the 2,013 households 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 26.6% of households were one person and 9.4% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.06.

The age distribution was 24.1% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% 65 or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.

The median household income was $78,501 and the median family income was $100,576. Males had a median income of $65,469 versus $41,146 for females. The per capita income for the village was $41,707. About 2.1% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.7% of those under age 18 and 10.6% of those age 65 or over.

History[edit]

Several buildings in Sea Cliff, mostly Victorian houses, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[11][12][13] Many of them were built as summer homes as part of Sea Cliff's late nineteenth century role as a resort town, and they have been collectively called "one of the best collections of late Victorian era architecture in Nassau County."[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History: Important Dates". QueensAlive.org. Flushing Willets Point Corona Local Development Corporation. Archived from the original on February 20, 2015.
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ Connz, Mike (January 28, 2021). "Sea Cliff Mayor Edward Lieberman won't run again". Long Island Herald. Archived from the original on March 17, 2021. Retrieved March 17, 2021.
  5. ^ "Sea Cliff NY |". www.seacliff-ny.gov. Retrieved 2021-03-17.
  6. ^ "Goo Goo Dolls frontman selling Sea Cliff home". Newsday. 2012-03-07. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  10. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  11. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  12. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 8/22/11 through 8/26/11. National Park Service. 2011-09-02.
  13. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 1/03/12 through 1/06/12. National Park Service. 2012-01-13.
  14. ^ "Sea Cliff Summer Resort Thematic Group" (PDF). National Park Service. 1986-10-08. pp. 2, 4. Retrieved 2016-03-30.

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