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Riverhead is a town in Suffolk County, in the New York metro area.
It is the county seat.
The latitude of Riverhead is 40.916N. The longitude is -72.662W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 0 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 27,680.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Riverhead 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 11970 ZIP code.
16% of Riverhead residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Riverhead ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Riverhead was $24,647, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Riverhead residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Riverhead, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $729. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,593.
Libraries in Riverhead include Riverhead Free Library ... View libraries
Suffolk County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Riverhead political report.
The average commute time for Riverhead workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 17 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Riverhead between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 6.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.
Riverhead, NYPros: Riverhead is town filled with all the necessities of life - Home Depot, Target, 7-11, ect- yet still maintains the charm with local shops, a coffee house, at least 10 delis and great pizza and chinese paces...
Cons: I think the school district is struggling a bit...
This is a good place to *get ice cream - SnowFlake on West Main Street
*Golf a Par 3 - Sandy Ponds on Roanoke Avenue (9 hole)
*have a great meal - Cooperage Inn (my personal favorite)
*hotels - Best Western or Holiday Inn
*find peace and quiet - The Peconic Herb Farm (River Road)
*women's networking organization - East End Women's Network www...
General info: Riverhead has a couple of local newspapers - The News Review and The Suffolk Life...Blog about Riverhead
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