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East Hampton is a village in Suffolk County, in the New York metro area.
The community was named for the county in England.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named East Hampton. For links to other places called East Hampton, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of East Hampton is 40.963N. The longitude is -72.185W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 33 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,354.
According to one local jingle, Southampton was for the sporting rich, Bridgehampton for the nearly rich and East Hampton for the really rich.
Artist Jackson Pollock died in a car accident here in 1956.
Sections below provide additional information and links about East Hampton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Suffolk County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Nassau-Suffolk area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 11975 ZIP code.
11% of East Hampton residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the East Hampton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in East Hampton was $51,316, compared with $21,587 nationally.
46% of East Hampton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in East Hampton include Briar Patch Road Historic District, Buell's Lane Historic District, East Hampton Village District, Egypt Lane Historic District, Jericho Historic District, Jones Road Historic District, North Main Street Historic District (East Hampton), Pantigo Road Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in East Hampton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $975. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,071.
Libraries in East Hampton include East Hampton Library ... View libraries
Suffolk County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our East Hampton political report.
The average commute time for East Hampton workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in East Hampton include East Hampton Point Inn.
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