Asharoken, New York

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Asharoken is a village in Suffolk County, New York in the United States. The population was 625 at the 2000 census. The ZIP code is 11768.

The Village of Asharoken is in the Town of Huntington and was incorporated in 1925.

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Geography

Asharoken is located at 40°56′15″N 73°23′0″W / 40.9375°N 73.383333°W / 40.9375; -73.383333 (40.937597, -73.383471)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 6.5 square miles (16.8 km²), of which, 1.4 square miles (3.5 km²) of it is land and 5.1 square miles (13.3 km²) of it (78.92%) is water.

The village limits enclose part of Eatons Neck and a long, low, narrow isthmus (itself referred to as Asharoken) connecting Northport in the southeast to Eaton's Neck in the northwest, and separating Northport Bay from Long Island Sound.

History

The Village of Asharoken is named after Chief Asharoken, head of the Matinecocks Native American tribe which inhabited the area prior to English settlements. Chief Asharoken sold the land that is now Asharoken, Eatons Neck, and Northport to European settlers in 1656.[2][3][4]

Demographics

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 625 people, 254 households, and 184 families residing in the village. The population density was 457.4 people per square mile (176.1/km²). There were 307 housing units at an average density of 224.7/sq mi (86.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.64% White Caucasian, 0.16% Black African American, 2.72% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.92% of the population.

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