Long Island: New Suffolk
New Suffolk is a hamlet and census-designated place located in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. It is within the Town of Southold. The neighborhood has a total area of 0.8 square miles of which, 0.7 square miles of it is land and 0.1 square miles of it is water.
As of the 2010 census, there were 349 people, 177 households, and 109 families residing in the area. The median income for a household in the community was $59,688, and the median income for a family was $72,500. New Suffolk ZIP Code is 11956. Area Code is 631. The latitude of New Suffolk is 40.991N. The longitude is -72.476W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 26 feet.
The community was originally taken its name from Suffolk County, England. It was once a booming port and shipbuilding center. In 1899, the first commissioned submarines in the U.S. Navy, along with six other Holland Torpedo Boat Company submarines which were based in the area. New Suffolk claimed to be the “First Submarine Base” in the United States in 1905.
The submarine that had its beginnings in a New Suffolk shipyard has come to play a vital role in world armament. A police officer named Floyd D. Houston worked extensively in the NYC maritime, was the director of Civil Defense in Eastern Long Island during the war where he owned and operated (ca 1945 – 1979) the boatyard which had once been home to Mr. Holland’s efforts there. According to the famous researchers in New York, New Suffolk is a very safe neighborhood were no registered sex offenders living in this place in early 2007.
The racial-makeup of New Suffolk comprises of 94.36% White, 1.19% African American, 0.30% Asian, 1.48% from other races, and 2.67% from two or more races. Most of its resident’s ancestries were Irish, English, German, Italian, Polish, French, European, Russian, Hungarian, Lithuanian, and Central American. About 87.2% of residents of New Suffolk speak English at home. Only 2.5% of its residents speak Spanish at home (13% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, and 63% don’t speak English at all).
New Suffolk is mainly served by the New Suffolk Common School District which has only 1 school with a two-room school house having 9 students in Grades K-8, making it one of the smallest school districts in the state of New York. The total per pupil expenditures in this district is $35,000 compared to state average of $15,815. New Suffolk is a location of the United States Submarine Veterans designated USSVI National Memorial Site which is on a grassy knoll, in the sand, facing Peconic Bay. It is within a stones throw of the original “Holland Torpedo Boat” docks and is within the original boatyard.