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East Hampton New York: Overview of City and Crime Rate Statistics

East Hampton is a small town in the Suffolk County in the southeastern region of the state of New York, USA. It is located approximately 100 miles east of the state capital and can be found on the southern shore of Long Island. The town is divided into two parts. This includes the village of East Hampton and Gardiner Island. East Hampton covers a land area of 74.33 square miles and has a population density of 288.7 persons per square mile.

The town was first settled by English yeomen as early as 1648. They called the town Maidstone and were a fishing and whaling community. The town is known as the home of Lyman Beecher, father of Harriet Beecher Stowe (who wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin), who served as a pastor at the local Presbyterian church from 1799 to 1810. It was also home to John Howard Payne who is the author of "Home Sweet Home."

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Today, East Hampton is recognized as a summer resort. The state of New York chartered its first academy, the Clinton Academy, in East Hampton in 1784.

The population of East Hampton New York

The United States Census Bureau notes in its records that there were about 21,457 people in the city of East Hampton in 2010. The latest estimates state that the population is approximately 22,083, which is a 2.9 percent increase over the past seven years. There are more men than women in East Hampton with 49.4 percent of the population comprising of females. Children below the age of 18 make up 17.5 percent of the population of East Hampton while about 24.1 percent of the people here are senior citizens above the age of 65.


In the racial-ethnic demographic, about 75.5 percent of the population identifies as white alone while 17.1 percent of the people identify as Hispanic or Latino. Meanwhile, an approximate of 3.6 percent of the population in East Hampton identify as African American, 1.2 percent identify as American Indian and Alaska Natives, 2 percent as Asian and 0.9 percent as persons of mixed races. Further, there are 1,169 veterans in the city, and 18.5 percent of the people in East Hampton are foreign-born.

There are a total of 9,176 households in the town as recorded during the period from 2012 to 2016. Each household has an average of 2.37 members. About 22.8 percent of the people of East Hampton speak a language other than English at home.

Among the residents older than 25 years, about 92.3 percent are high school graduates or have pursued further studies. Among them, 43.7 percent have attained bachelors' degrees or have sought higher education.

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About 63 percent of the overall population above the age of 16 are in the civilian labor force. The median household income in the region is $ 85,959, and the per capita income of East Hampton is $ 59,187. About 10 percent of the population is earning below the levels of poverty.

Crime in East Hampton New York

According to the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) of the US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), the city of East Hampton noted a total of 862 criminal incidences in 2017. Among them, there were 14 cases of violent crime, one case of rape and 13 cases of aggravated assault. There were also 417 cases of property crime in East Hampton along with 62 cases of burglary, 348 cases of larceny-theft and seven cases of motor vehicle theft.

In 2016, there were a total of 580 criminal incidences reported in East Hampton. Among them were 12 cases of violent crime, 12 cases of aggravated assault, 278 cases of property crime, 41 cases of burglary, 233 cases of larceny-theft and four cases of motor vehicle theft.

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