Great River, New York

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Great River is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The name derives from "Connetquot", the Algonquin word for "great river". It was formerly known as Youngsport and was once home to many aristocratic families. The population was 1,546 at the time of the 2000 census.



Great River is located at 40°43′29″N 73°9′36″W / 40.72472°N 73.16°W / 40.72472; -73.16 (40.724626, -73.159916)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.1 square miles (13.1 km²), of which, 4.6 square miles (11.9 km²) is land and 0.4 square miles (1.2 km²) (8.91%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,546 people, 509 households, and 417 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 336.2 per square mile (129.8/km²). There were 519 housing units at an average density of 112.9/sq mi (43.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.12% White, 0.06% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.88% of the population.

There were 509 households out of which 41.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.9% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.9% were non-families. 13.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.04 and the average family size was 3.36.

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