Elwood, New York

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Elwood is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population was 10,916 at the 2000 census.

Elwood is a community in the Town of Huntington. At one time, the sign located at the corner of Elwood Road and Cuba Hill Road referred to Elwood as "The Heart Of Huntington." However, the sign has since changed, now using an actual heart rather than the word.[citation needed]



Elwood is located at 40°50′44″N 73°20′7″W / 40.84556°N 73.33528°W / 40.84556; -73.33528 (40.845665, -73.335185)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.8 square miles (12.5 km²), all land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 10,916 people, 3,435 households, and 2,985 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,262.3 per square mile (872.6/km²). There were 3,493 housing units at an average density of 723.9/sq mi (279.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 86.02% White, 5.61% African American, 0.22% Native American, 5.60% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.36% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.04% of the population.

There were 3,435 households out of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.9% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.1% were non-families. 10.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.15 and the average family size was 3.36. Elwood is a School District.

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