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Montauk is in Suffolk County, in the New York metro area.

One tradition says the name derives from Algonquian for "fort" for an Indian stockade on the site. Another says it derives from a term for "hilly land."

The latitude of Montauk is 41.035N. The longitude is -71.955W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 33 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,851.


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Median household income
Local
$42,329
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Montauk demographic reports
The first known cattle ranch in the nation was established here in 1747.

World War II military base here was converted to state parkland.

Filming location for:
· 2004 movie, "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"
Setting for Walt Whitman's 1849 poem, "Montauk Point"
Local festivals include:
  • Fall Festival - Oct. 6-7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Montauk web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Hither Hills State Park, Montauk Downs State Park, Montauk Point State Park, Ditch Plains Beach
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Quotes:
From Montauk, on the farthest spear of the land that separates the Atlantic Ocean from Long Island Sound, the sea views can take in sunrises as well as sunsets - especially from the Montauk lighthouse at the very tip.
-- New York Times, Aug. 30, 2002

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Montauk demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Suffolk County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Nassau-Suffolk area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 11954 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

14% of Montauk residents report German ancestry, and 22% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Montauk ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Montauk was $23,875, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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25% of Montauk residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Montauk include Montauk Association Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Montauk, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $820.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,601.


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Libraries in Montauk include Montauk Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Montauk include Montauk Pioneer, Southampton Press

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Suffolk County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Montauk political report.

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The average commute time for Montauk workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Montauk include Montauk Yacht Club.

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“ From Montauk, on the farthest spear of the land that separates the Atlantic Ocean from Long Island Sound, the sea views can take in sunrises as well as sunsets - especially from the Montauk lighthouse at the very tip. ”
~ New York Times, Aug. 30, 2002

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