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Southampton is a village in Suffolk County, in the New York metro area.
One tradition says the community was named after the Earl of Southampton; another says it was named for Southampton, England
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Southampton. For links to other places called Southampton, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Southampton is 40.884N. The longitude is -72.39W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 26 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,075.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Southampton 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 11968 ZIP code.
11% of Southampton residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Southampton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Southampton was $37,150, compared with $21,587 nationally.
35% of Southampton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Southampton include North Main Street Historic District (Southampton), Sagaponack Historic District, Southampton Village Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Southampton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $964. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,866.
Libraries in Southampton include Rogers Memorial Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Southampton include Southampton Press
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WLIU., WRLI-FM.
Suffolk County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Southampton political report.
The average commute time for Southampton workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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