Shinnecock Hills, New York

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Shinnecock Hills is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population was 1,749 at the 2000 census. It is the home of a leading golf club, Shinnecock Hills Golf Club. This is the highest point on Long Island's east end. At its highest point it is the only place on Long Island, where two shores are visible. Many court battles were fought: this being an authentic and large ancient native North American burial ground. American Indians Tribes people were taking claim to the top of Shinnecock Hills, also used by Dutch and English sailors as a whaleing look-out station. Locals Proclaim good spirits of days gone by still enchant the region.

Shinnecock Hills is in the Town of Southampton.



Shinnecock Hills is located at 40°53′17″N 72°27′42″W / 40.88806°N 72.46167°W / 40.88806; -72.46167 (40.888100, -72.461735)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.3 square miles (5.9 km²), of which, 2.1 square miles (5.4 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (9.61%) is water.

Shinnecock Hills is high in elevation it is a higher point on eastern Long than both the Bridgehampton Hills and Hither Hills. With the Bridgehampton Hills being up to 150 ft.lower.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,749 people, 502 households, and 313 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 842.9 per square mile (326.2/km²). There were 928 housing units at an average density of 447.3/sq mi (173.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 89.99% White, 4.23% African American, 0.97% Native American, 0.97% Asian, 2.17% from other races, and 1.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.41% of the population.

There were 502 households out of which 24.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.6% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.00.

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