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Amityville is a village in Suffolk County, in the New York metro area.

One tradition says the community was named for the amicable settling of a dispute over what the place should be called. Another says it was named for the boat of the town's largest landowner.

The latitude of Amityville is 40.678N. The longitude is -73.417W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 20 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,551.


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Median household income
Local
$61,885
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Amityville demographic reports
Amityville is on the south shore.
Former and merged names include:
· Sweet Hollow
· West Neck South
· Huntington West Neck South
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 10. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 1 per 1,000 people.
Setting for 1979 movie, "The Amityville Horror"
Well-known residents have included:
· Alec Baldwin, actor
· Kevin R. Kregel, astronaut
· Al Capone, gangster
· Brian Dennehy, actor
Local festivals include:
  • Apple Festival - Oct. 6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Amityville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Amityville Historical Society/Lauder Museum
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.)

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Ancestry & family history

16% of Amityville residents report German ancestry, and 22% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Amityville ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Amityville was $27,750, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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26% of Amityville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Amityville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $811.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,791.


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Libraries in Amityville include Amityville Public Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Amityville workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Amityville, NY

Pros: LOVE the old homes, the large properties, the tree line streets, the antique stores, the friendly people, the politicalness, the unity of the Amityville Village and south people, the beach, the private beach, the yacht club, a great museum, our own police dept...

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