The Town of East Hampton is located in southeastern Suffolk County, New York, at the eastern end of the South Shore of Long Island. It is the easternmost town in the state of New York. At the time of the United States 2010 Census, it had a total population of 21,457.
Demographics in East Hampton are skewed by the fact that more than half the houses are owned as second homes (among the owners are some of the wealthiest people in the country). The East Hampton economy is based on retail and services to support the residential community.
As of the census of 2010, there were 21,457 people and 21,038 households residing in East Hampton. The population density is 290.0 people per square mile (111.5/km). There are 2,251 housing units at an average density of 403.6 per square mile (155.8/km). The racial makeup of the town is 84.81% White, 26.38% Hispanic or Latino of any race, 3.36% Black or African American, 0.60% Native American, 1.32% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 8.33% from other races, and 1.50% from two or more races.
As of the census of 2000, there are 1,445 households out of which 27.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% are married couples living together, 12.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 39.0% are non-families. 31.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.47 and the average family size is 3.07.
As of the census of 2010, in the town the population is spread out with 19.9% under the age of 18, 2.2% from 18 to 20, 5.1% from 20 to 24, 11.3% from 25 to 34, 21.5% from 35 to 49, 22.5% from 50 to 64, and 17.6% who are 65 years of age or older. For every 100 females, there are 101.5 males.
As of the census of 2000, the median income for a household in the town is $52,201, and the median income for a family is $55,357. Males have a median income of $38,566 versus $29,750 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $25,725. 12.2% of the population and 10.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 20.5% of those under the age of 18 and 4.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
East Hampton New York neighborhoods include: 3 Mile Harbor, Barnes Landing, Clearwater Beach, Harbor Marina, Landfall, Lincon Ave, Louse Point, Maidstone Park, Northwest Harbor, Oak View Highway, Saddle, Settlers Landing, Springs