Jamesport, Long Island
Jamesport 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 Riverhead. The neighborhood is known for its horse farms, vineyards, pretty main street village, and tranquil bays. According to the United States Census Bureau, Jamesport has a total area of 7.7 square miles of which, 4.4 square miles of it is land and 3.3 square miles of is water. As of the 2000 census, there were 1,527 people, 605 households, and 434 families residing in the CDP. The median income for a household in the CDP was $67,891, and the median income for a family was $80,748. Males had a median income of $41,917 and only $46,313 for females. Jamesport ZIP Code is 11947. Area Code is 631. The latitude of Jamesport is 40.949N. The longitude is -72.581W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 16 feet.
In 1630s, the community was taken its name after James Tuthill who settled the area along with his family. Fish oil was the area early industry. During the 1960s, the Long Island Lighting Company selected land on the north shore for use as a possible second nuclear power station, in addition to its Shoreham plant, already under construction. However, when LILCO ran into opposition to Shoreham in the 1970s and 1980s, the Jamesport plan was altercated. Jamesport is considered a safe neighborhood with no registered sex offenders living in the area in early 2007.
The racial-makeup of Jamesport comprises of 98.03% White, 0.59% African American, 0.52% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. Most of its resident’s ancestries were German, Irish, Polish, Italian, English, Central American, Guatemalan, Russian, Swedish, and French. Jamesport is served by Riverhead Central School District which has a total of eight schools. The district helps their students to develop their unique gifts and potential; providing an environment that nurtures integrity, creativity, and respect; and, ensuring them to become successful, contributing citizens in a global community. Jamesport public schools spend $11,595 per student. The average school expenditure in the United States is $6,058. There are about 15 students per teacher in the area. Jamesport is known for their best wines. All vineyards wines are produced using only highest quality fruit grown on the estate with majority of plantings that include Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. In fact, Jamesport Vineyards fruit quality has been revered as being some best in New York State. Jamesport is an affluent residential neighborhood with an approximately 86% of living spaces here are occupied by their owners. Renters make up only 9.82% of their total population.