Muttontown, New York

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The Village of Muttontown is located within the Town of Oyster Bay in Nassau County, New York, United States. The population was 3,412 at the 2000 census. Muttontown was ranked one of the wealthiest towns in America by BusinessWeek[1] and is one of the richest places in the United States according to the U.S. Census. The name of the village stems from its former use as pasturage for sheep.



During colonial times the area was used to raise sheep for wool and meat. The village was incorporated in 1931. Zog of Albania bought the town's Knollwood estate in 1951, but sold it in 1955. The Benjamin Moore Estate was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[2]


Muttontown is located at 40°49′20″N 73°31′37″W / 40.82222°N 73.52694°W / 40.82222; -73.52694 (40.822251, -73.527081).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 6.1 square miles (15.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 3,412 people, 1,022 households, and 920 families residing in the village. The population density was 560.5 people per square mile (216.3/km²). There were 1,048 housing units at an average density of 172.1/sq mi (66.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 79.92% White, 1.82% African American, 16.00% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 2.05% from two or more races. Hispanic and Latino of any race were 2.29% of the population.

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