Elwood, New York

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Elwood, New York
Hamlet and census-designated place
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Elwood, New York is located in New York
Elwood, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°50′44″N 73°20′7″W / 40.84556°N 73.33528°W / 40.84556; -73.33528Coordinates: 40°50′44″N 73°20′7″W / 40.84556°N 73.33528°W / 40.84556; -73.33528
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountySuffolk
Area
 • Total4.8 sq mi (12.5 km2)
 • Land4.8 sq mi (12.5 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation184 ft (56 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total11,177
 • Density2,262.3/sq mi (873.5/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s)631
FIPS code36-24405
GNIS feature ID0949620
 
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Elwood, New York
Hamlet and census-designated place
U.S. Census Map
U.S. Census Map
Elwood, New York is located in New York
Elwood, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°50′44″N 73°20′7″W / 40.84556°N 73.33528°W / 40.84556; -73.33528Coordinates: 40°50′44″N 73°20′7″W / 40.84556°N 73.33528°W / 40.84556; -73.33528
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountySuffolk
Area
 • Total4.8 sq mi (12.5 km2)
 • Land4.8 sq mi (12.5 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation184 ft (56 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total11,177
 • Density2,262.3/sq mi (873.5/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s)631
FIPS code36-24405
GNIS feature ID0949620

Elwood is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population was 11,177 at the 2010 census.

Elwood is a community in the Town of Huntington. At one time, the sign located at the corner of Elwood Road and Cuba Hill Road referred to Elwood as "The Heart Of Huntington." However, the sign has since changed, now using an actual heart rather than the word.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Elwood is located at 40°50′44″N 73°20′7″W / 40.84556°N 73.33528°W / 40.84556; -73.33528 (40.845665, -73.335185).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.8 square miles (12 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 10,916 people, 3,435 households, and 2,985 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,262.3 per square mile (872.6/km²). There were 3,493 housing units at an average density of 723.9/sq mi (279.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 86.02% White, 5.61% African American, 0.22% Native American, 5.60% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.36% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.04% of the population.

There were 3,435 households out of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.9% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.1% were non-families. 10.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.15 and the average family size was 3.36. Elwood is a School District.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $89,424, and the median income for a family was $94,404. Males had a median income of $63,534 versus $41,341 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $32,655. About 1.2% of families and 2.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.3% of those under age 18 and 2.3% of those age 65 or over.

As of the 2010 census, the demographics have changed slightly. They are now 82.12% White, 6.24% Black or African American, 7.96% Asian, 1.95% Some Other Race, and 1.58% Two or More Races. Native Americans made up 0.11% of the population, with 0.04 of the population being Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.

People who were Hispanic or Latino of any race made up 8.21% of the population (http://2010.census.gov/2010census/popmap/)

Economy[edit]

The Dairy Barn convenience store chain, owned by Oak Tree Dairy, is headquartered in Elwood.

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