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Cold Spring Harbor, New York

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Cold Spring Harbor is a hamlet and census-designated place CDP in the town of Huntington, Suffolk County, New York, on the North Shore of Long Island As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP population was 5,0702

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Geography
  • 3 Demographics
  • 4 Human Resources
    • 41 Education
    • 42 Libraries
    • 43 Transportation
  • 5 Notable people
  • 6 In popular culture
  • 7 See also
  • 8 References
  • 9 External links

Historyedit

George Bradford Brainerd American, 1845-1887 Townsend, Jones Place, Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, ca 1872-1887 Collodion silver glass wet plate negative Brooklyn Museum

Cold Spring Harbor was named after the naturally cold freshwater springs that flow in the area Its economy mainly tied to milling and port activities, it rose in prominence as a whaling community in the mid-nineteenth century After the decline of whaling in the 1860s, it became a resort town with several hotels In the 20th century it became known as the site of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, although the laboratory itself is located in the adjacent village of Laurel Hollow in Nassau County which was called Cold Spring, before incorporation

Today it is primarily a bedroom community of New York City, with a small central business area running along Route 25A, and is home to many educational and cultural organizations: the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium, Dolan DNA Learning Center, the Uplands Farm Sanctuary home of The Nature Conservancy's Long Island chapter, and a gallery run by the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities

Geographyedit

Cold Spring Harbor is located at 40°52′N 73°27′W / 40867°N 73450°W / 40867; -73450 40863, -734433

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 39 square miles 10 km2, of which 37 square miles 96 km2 is land and 02 square miles 052 km2, or 486%, is water

Demographicsedit

As of the census4 of 2000, there were 4,975 people, 1,753 households, and 1,416 families residing in the CDP The population density was 1,3363 per square mile 5164/km² There were 1,790 housing units at an average density of 4808/sq mi 1858/km² The racial makeup of the CDP was 9703% White, 042% African American, 002% Native American, 131% Asian, 024% from other races, and 098% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 197% of the population

There were 1,753 households out of which 388% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 718% were married couples living together, 71% had a female householder with no husband present, and 192% were non-families 149% of all households were made up of individuals and 58% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 284 and the average family size was 315

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 267% under the age of 18, 42% from 18 to 24, 289% from 25 to 44, 269% from 45 to 64, and 134% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 40 years For every 100 females there were 949 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 921 males

The median income for a household in the CDP was $101,122, and the median income for a family was $112,441 Males had a median income of $78,984 versus $44,464 for females The per capita income for the CDP was $52,403 About 13% of families and 22% of the population were below the poverty line, including 04% of those under age 18 and 36% of those age 65 or over

Human Resourcesedit

Educationedit

Cold Spring Harbor is primarily served by the Cold Spring Harbor School District, and in parts by the Huntington Union Free School District1

Librariesedit

Residents of Cold Spring Harbor fall into one of two library districts, Cold Spring Harbor and Huntington, each of which correspond to their respective school district51

Transportationedit

Cold Spring Harbor is served by the Cold Spring Harbor LIRR Station

Notable peopleedit

  • Al Arbour lived in Cold Spring Harbor during his coaching career with the New York Islanders He moved in 1999, some years after his retirement
  • James L Dolan, Cablevision CEO, graduated in 1974 from Cold Spring Harbor High School
  • Nouria Hernandez, rector of the University of Lausanne Switzerland was professor at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
  • John Lennon bought a sprawling mansion overlooking Cold Spring Harbor in November 1979 and was known to spend a lot of time sailing in the harbor
  • Lindsay Lohan spent a portion of her childhood and teen years in Cold Spring Harbor She attended Cold Spring Harbor High School until her sophomore year of high school
  • Scott Seiver, World Series of Poker bracelet winner and former world number one poker player, as ranked by the Global Poker Index
  • Evan Thomas, journalist, editor and author, grew up in Cold Spring Harbor
  • Randall Tolson, craftsman and clockmaker, known for a series of highly collectible memorial clocks, lived in Cold Spring Harbor until he died in 1954
  • Ryan Vesce, player for the San Jose Sharks in the NHL, grew up in Lloyd Harbor, adjacent to Cold Spring Harbor, and attended Cold Spring Harbor High School
  • James Watson, Nobel Prize winner, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, and former Chancellor of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
  • Meg Whitman, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and ebay, grew up in Lloyd Harbor and attended Cold Spring Harbor High School, graduating in 1973

In popular cultureedit

  • The novel Cold Spring Harbor 1986, by Richard Yates, is a quiet suburban tragedy set in the 1940s
  • In the Godzilla: The Series episode "Lizard Season", Cold Spring Harbor was used as the setting of the final battle between Godzilla and the Lizard Slayers, a trio of robots developed by the series' recurring villain Cameron Winter
  • Cold Spring Harbor is the name of Billy Joel's debut solo album from 1971

See alsoedit

  • Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
  • Cold Spring Harbor LIRR station
  • Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
  • Dolan DNA Learning Center
  • AccuVein

Referencesedit

  1. ^ a b c http://gis3suffolkcountynygov/gisviewer/
  2. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data G001: Cold Spring Harbor CDP, New York" US Census Bureau, American Factfinder Retrieved 2012-12-24 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990" United States Census Bureau 2011-02-12 Retrieved 2011-04-23 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on 2013-09-11 Retrieved 2008-01-31 
  5. ^ http://wwwhuntingtonnygov/content/13747/13827/defaultaspx

External linksedit

  • Cold Spring Harbor Village
  • Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
  • Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
  • Cold Spring Harbor High School
  • New York portal

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