is a town located in Suffolk County, New York
. As of the 2000
census, the town had a total population of 19,719.
Geography\nAccording to the United States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of 999.5 km²
). 192.4 km² (74.3 mi²) of it is land and 807.1 km² (311.6 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 80.75% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 19,719 people, 8,101 households, and 5,038 families residing in the town. The population density is 102.5/km² (265.4/mi²). There are 19,640 housing units at an average density of 102.1 persons/km² (264.3 persons/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 87.84% White, 3.58% African American
, 0.19% Native American
, 1.20% Asian
, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 4.85% from other races, and 2.31% from two or more races. 14.78% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 8,101 households out of which 26.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% are married couples living together, 9.4% have a woman whose husband does not live with her, and 37.8% are non-families. 29.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.42 and the average family size is 2.97.
In the town the population is spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $52,201, and the median income for a family is $60,743. Males have a median income of $42,041 versus $31,732 for females. The per capita income for the town is $31,300. 9.0% of the population and 6.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 11.2% are under the age of 18 and 6.2% are 65 or older.