Rocky Point, New York

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Rocky Point is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Suffolk County, New York on the North Shore of Long Island. As of the United States 2000 Census, the CDP population was 10,185.[1]

Rocky Point is a community in the town of Brookhaven.



The community is on the North Shore of Long Island.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 10.4 square miles (26.8 km2), all land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 10,185 people, 3,557 households, and 2,592 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 984.4 per square mile (379.9/km2). There were 3,949 housing units at an average density of 381.7/sq mi (147.3/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.60% White, 0.68% African American, 0.16% Native American, 1.21% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.80% from other races, and 1.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.02% of the population.[1]

There were 3,557 households out of which 42.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.32.[1]

In the CDP the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 37.1% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 8.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 99.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.6 males.[1]

The median income for a household in the CDP was $52,463, and the median income for a family was $60,423. Males had a median income of $46,804 versus $35,205 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $22,050. About 6.7% of families and 7.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.0% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.[1]

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