Kings Park, New York

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Kings Park is a census-designated place (CDP) in the town Smithtown, Suffolk County, New York, United States, on Long Island. The population was 16,146 at the 2000 census.

It borders Nissequogue to its east across the river, with Fort Salonga to its west, Commack to its southwest and Smithtown to its east. Kings Park is noted for its schools, numerous parks, and natural beauty. It's tranquility prompted it to be the site of the Kings Park Psychiatric Center instead of New York City.

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Geography

Kings Park is located at 40°53′19″N 73°14′33″W / 40.88861°N 73.2425°W / 40.88861; -73.2425 (40.888497, -73.242582)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.3 square miles (16.3 km²), of which, 5.9 square miles (15.3 km²) is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²) (6.21%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 16,146 people, 5,480 households, and 4,197 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,740.4 per square mile (1,058.4/km²). There were 5,574 housing units at an average density of 946.1/sq mi (365.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.45% White, 0.84% African American, 0.13% Native American, 1.89% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.62% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.33% of the population.

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