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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.


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Median household income
Local
$54,300
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Southampton demographic reports
Settled by colonists from Massachusetts in 1640. Many ships wrecked on the rocks and shifting sand bars near here. A Spanish vessel, believed to have been a pirate ship, crashed to pieces on the shoals in 1816. For years after, Spanish dollars washed up on shore
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 10. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.5 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Carl Yastrzemski, baseball player
· Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Chock Full o' Nuts
Historic sites and museums: Thomas Halsey House, Parrish Art Museum, Rogers Mansion and Southampton Historical Museum
Colleges and universities: Long Island University
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:
The thing about Southampton that very few outsiders understood was that Southampton never pretended to be anything but a close-knit enclave.
-- Philistines at the Hedgerow
Steven Gaines

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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35% of Southampton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Southampton include North Main Street Historic District (Southampton), Sagaponack Historic District, Southampton Village Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Southampton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $964.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,866.


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Libraries in Southampton include Rogers Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Southampton include Southampton Press

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WLIU., WRLI-FM.

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Politics

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

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The average commute time for Southampton workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Southampton include Atlantic, Bentley, Butlers Manor B & B, Capri, Main Stay, Southampton Inn, Village Latch Inn.

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“ The thing about Southampton that very few outsiders understood was that Southampton never pretended to be anything but a close-knit enclave. ”
~ Philistines at the Hedgerow
Steven Gaines

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