North Babylon, New York

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North Babylon is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population was 17,877 at the 2000 census.

North Babylon is a community in the Town of Babylon.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the census-designated place has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2), of which 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2) is land, and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (1.46%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 17,877 people, 6,146 households, and 4,707 families residing in the hamlet. The population density was 5,309.8 per square mile (2,048.2/kmĀ²). There were 6,271 housing units at an average density of 1,862.6 per square mile (719.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the hamlet was 92.05% White, 2.08% African American, 0.17% Native American, 2.09% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.95% from other races, and 1.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.34% of the population.

There were 6,146 households out of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.3% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.4% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.30.

In the hamlet the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.

The median income for a household in the hamlet was $64,128, and the median income for a family was $69,714. Males had a median income of $45,651 versus $33,419 for females. The per capita income for the hamlet was $24,181. About 2.5% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.0% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents

North Babylon has had three persons in recent years who have gained some short-term fame. Erik Chopin, manager of Emma's Deli and Catering, appeared on and was the winner of season 3 of NBC's series The Biggest Loser.[2] One of Erik's employees, Valerie Wilson,[3] also gained fame in 2006 when for the second time in four years she won a million-dollar annuity prize in the lottery.[4][5][6] Most recently, Danny Green, a basketball guard for University of North Carolina who hails from North Babylon, achieved success that led him to the 2009 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.

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