East Setauket, Long Island
East Setauket is a hamlet and census-designated place located in Suffolk County, on the North Shore of Long Island, New York. It is within the Town of Brookhaven. The Greater Setauket area comprises East and South Setauket, the village of Poquott as well as Strong's Neck, a peninsula that juts into Conscience Bay and Setauket Harbor.
As of the 2010 census, there were 15,477 people (down from 15,931 in 2000) ,5,234 households and 4,004 families residing in the CDP. The median income for a household in the CDP was $110,724 and the median income for a family was $133,479. Males had a median income of $92,197 and just $69,579 for females. The latitude of East Setauket is 40.941N. The longitude is -73.106W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 66 feet.
In 1650s, the community was first settled by Europeans. During the American Revolutionary War, the Culper Spy Ring headed by Benjamin Tallmadge passed information about British troop movements gathered in New York City to George Washington. The Battle of Setauket was fought here in 1777. According to research in New York, there were no registered sex offenders living in Setauket in early 2012 which makes Setauket a safe place to live.
Some notable residents (former and recent) in East Setauket include Bud Abbott (comedian), Ray Anderson (jazz musician), Vince Clemente (poet), Amy Goodman (journalist), Rudolph Migliore (attorney), and William Sydney Mount (painter).
The racial-makeup of the area comprises of 87.76% White, 1.27% African American, 0.17% Native American, 8.80% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.61% from other races, and 1.35% from two or more races. There are a large number of medical and professional offices on Belle Meade along with other stores that service them. The rest of Setauket is residential except for schools. There is a blathering of shops and factories spread out over Setauket set up before modern zoning rules went into effect.
The community is served by Three Village Central School Districts consisting of five elementary schools, two junior high schools, and Ward Melville High School. Each of these has impressive credentials. The Emma S. Clark Library which opened in 1892 offers a various kind of books, movies and meeting space and is considered a community treasure. The library is certified by the State of New York and is non-profit.
Other historical attractions include The Thompson House on North Country Road, constructed in 1700 displays some collections of early Long Island furniture. Various house styles can be found in East Setauket including Colonials, ranches, Victorians as well as some capes, split-levels and contemporaries. Price range starts at $350,000 up to $1.9M.