North Haven, Long Island
North Haven is an incorporated village located in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. It is within the Town of Southampton. The county seat is Riverhead. The neighborhood has a total area of 2.7 square miles, all of it land. North Haven is about 38.0 miles from New Haven and 47.7 miles from Bridgeport. Neighboring cities and towns include Sag Harbor, Noyack, Shelter Island, Northwest Harbor, Bridgehampton, Shelter Island Heights, Dering Harbor, Watermill, Sagaponack, and Wainscott. As of the 2000 census, there are 743 people, 337 households, and 209 families residing in the area. The median income for a household in the village is $74,583, and the median income for a family is $81,363. Males have a median income of $51,319 and only $41,875 for females. North Haven ZIP Code is 11963. Area Code is 631. The latitude of North Haven is 41.012N. The longitude is -72.313W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 20 feet.
The neighborhood was originally inhabited by Manhasset Indians for hundreds of years before whites arrived. It was in 1641 when the earliest recorded reference of the area had showed up in the Southampton town records. The community had been used primarily as pasture. The first two and a half centuries of habitation by whites was marked mostly by agricultural uses and several industries such as fishing and production of salt. The former and merged names of the neighborhood include Hog Neck. In 1842, it was renamed into North Haven because its residents thought the old name sounded deprecating. Then, the area had become a vacation destination, and by the turn of the century several actors and actresses constructed homes on the former Lewis Corwin farm, which eventually became known as Actor’s Colony.
Well-known people living in North Haven include Jimmy Buffett (musician), Irving Berlin (composer), Frank Case (owner of Algonquin Hotel), John Drew (actor), Ethel Barrymore (actress), Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (actor), and Mary Pickford (actress). The racial-makeup of North Haven comprises of 98.38% White, 0.40% African American, 0.67% Asian, and 0.54% from two or more races. Most of its resident’s ancestries were predominantly Irish, Italian, German, English, Polish, Norwegian, French, Scottish, and Russian. Females tend to be greater than males in terms of their total population. Most of the housing units in North Haven are occupied by their owners, not by renters. North Haven is among of the safest place to live in New York where there was no registered sex offenders living in the village based on the statistical records. Through the 90's North Haven's population has grown by about 4%. It is estimated that in the first 5 years of this decade the population of North Haven has grown by about 15%.