East Norwich, New York

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East Norwich is a hamlet (and census-designated place) located within the Town of Oyster Bay in Nassau County, New York, United States. The population was 2,675 at the 2000 census. East Norwich was originally named Norwich, until the postal service requested the name change to eliminate confusion from the other Norwich, in Chenango County. Noted former resident is author Thomas Pynchon.


East Norwich is located at 40°50′48″N 73°31′56″W / 40.84667°N 73.53222°W / 40.84667; -73.53222 (40.846601, -73.532331)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²), all land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,675 people, 938 households, and 772 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,554.5 per square mile (983.6/km²). There were 950 housing units at an average density of 907.2/sq mi (349.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.70% White, 0.60% African American, 2.47% Asian, 0.56% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.18% of the population.

There were 938 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.2% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.6% were non-families. 14.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $91,917, and the median income for a family was $101,901. Males had a median income of $70,967 versus $41,553 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $36,910. About 2.2% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.4% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over.


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