North Amityville, New York

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North Amityville is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in Suffolk County, New York, United States. Located on Long Island in the Town of Babylon, the population of the CDP was 16,572 at the 2000 census. The area is served by the Amityville Postal District, the Amityville Union Free School District, the Copiague Postal District, and the Copiague Union Free School District. This area is populated with 89% African American,4% Hispanics,4% Jamaicans, and 3% other.



North Amityville is located at 40°42′1″N 73°24′46″W / 40.70028°N 73.41278°W / 40.70028; -73.41278 (40.700143, -73.412803)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.3 km²), all land.

Demographics of the CDP

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 16,572 people, 5,045 households, and 3,460 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 6,812.6 per square mile (2,633.1/km²). There were 5,308 housing units at an average density of 2,182.1/sq mi (843.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 18.7% White, 68.7% African American, 1.1% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 6.7% from other races, and 4.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.5% of the population. It is one of two majority African-American communities in Suffolk County, the other being Wyandanch.

There were 5,045 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.5% were married couples living together, 25.6% had a female household with no husband present, and 31.4% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.24 and the average family size was 3.84.

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