Greenlawn, New York

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Greenlawn is a hamlet (and a census-designated place) in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population was 13,286 at the 2000 census. Students primarily attend the Harborfields Central School District.



Originally known as Old Fields, it became better known by the name Greenlawn (origin unknown) in the late 19th century. Greenlawn was well known for its pickle production during the 19th century as well as, to a lesser degree, potato and cabbage farms; the principal commodity, pickles, is still celebrated by the annual Pickle Festival, held by the local Greenlawn-Centerport Historical Association at the John Gardiner Farm.


Greenlawn is located at 40°51′28″N 73°21′57″W / 40.85778°N 73.36583°W / 40.85778; -73.36583 (40.857648, -73.365932)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the census-designated place (CDP) has a total area of 3.7 square miles (9.5 km²), all land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 13,286 people, 4,499 households, and 3,347 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,620.0 per square mile (1,397.8/km²). There were 4,644 housing units at an average density of 1,265.3/sq mi (488.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 84.29% White, 10.26% African American, 0.25% Native American, 1.80% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.36% from other races, and 2.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.81% of the population.

There were 4,499 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.3% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.6% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.38.

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