Sound Beach, New York
|Sound Beach, New York|
|Hamlet and census-designated place|
The Hartlin Inn has held a neighborhood fixture as restaurant and bar for most of Sound Beach's history
|• Total||1.6 sq mi (4.2 km2)|
|• Land||1.6 sq mi (4.2 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||177 ft (54 m)|
|• Density||4,700/sq mi (1,800/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0965650|
Sound Beach, established in 1929, is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the north part of the Town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population of the CDP was 7,612 at the 2010 census.
Demographics of the CDP
As of the census of 2000, there were 9,807 people, 3,358 households, and 2,612 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,691.1 per square mile (1,423.5/km²). There were 3,640 housing units at an average density of 1,370.0/sq mi (528.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.22% White, 0.63% African American, 0.14% Native American, 1.19% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.69% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.48% of the population.
There were 3,358 households out of which 42.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.0% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.2% were non-families. 16.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.29.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 33.7% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.7 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $60,851, and the median income for a family was $66,018. Males had a median income of $47,079 versus $28,142 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $22,550. About 5.0% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.5% of those under age 18 and 2.9% of those age 65 or over.
Residents attend school in either the Rocky Point Union Free School District or the Miller Place Union Free School District. Residents in the Eastern two-thirds attend Rocky Point and the Western third attends Miller Place.
The main thoroughfares that residents use are Sound Beach Boulevard and New York Avenue. Where these two roads intersect is known as "the square", Here at the square is the heart of what would be the downtown of this small town. Local stores such as George's Kitchen, Assaggio Ristorante & Pizzeria, The Sunny Deli, and Matt's One Stop Auto Shop surround the square. Other nearby businesses include the Hartlin Inn, the Great Wall Chinese Restaurant, and Jimmy's Pub (now closed), formerly known as the Sound Beach Inn. The local volunteer fire department sits near the square on Sound Beach Boulevard.
The beaches along the coast of Long Island Sound are constantly endangered by harsh winter storms. Many of the stairs leading down from the bluffs to the shore have had to be rebuilt several times since 2003. The Sound Beach Property Owners' Association (SBPOA) offers these to residents of the town for access to the beaches. Passes are required from July 4 of every year until August 31. The terrain of the beaches is sandy on and near the cliffs and gradually becomes rockier along the immediate shoreline. Many small fish and other small aquatic animals live in the sand.
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Sound Beach CDP, New York". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.