Suffolk County (New York)

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US state : new York
Administrative headquarters : Riverhead
Address of the
administrative headquarters:
3 East Pulteney Square
Bath, NY 14810
Foundation : 1683
Residents : 1,493,346  (2010)
Population density : 632.2 inhabitants / km 2
Total area : 6146 km²
Water surface : 3784 km²
Map of Suffolk County within New York
Website :

Suffolk County is a county in the state of New York that occupies about the eastern half of Long Island . At the 2010 census , the county had 1,493,346 people and a population density of 632 people per square kilometer. The county seat is Riverhead .


The county was named after their homeland, Suffolk , by the early settlers of New York Province . It was founded on November 1, 1683.

The Montauk Point Lighthouse (2005) is one of eleven National Historic Landmarks in the county.

Eleven locations in the county have National Historic Landmark status . A total of 301 structures and sites in the county are listed on the National Register of Historic Places (as of February 21, 2018).


The county has an area of ​​6,146 square kilometers, of which 3,784 square kilometers are water. It borders Nassau County to the west .

Cities and towns

Map with all Towns (light gray) and Villages (dark gray) in Suffolk County

The County is like most New York counties in Towns divided, in each of which some self-governing villages located ( villages ) and numerous hamlet ( unincorporated hamlet located s). However, these can also belong to several towns at the same time.


Web links

Commons : Suffolk County (New York)  - Collection of pictures, videos, and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Suffolk County ( English ) In: Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  2. Quickfacts: Suffolk County (English)
  3. Charles Curry Aiken, Joseph Nathan Kane: The American Counties: Origins of County Names, Dates of Creation, Area, and Population Data, 1950-2010 . 6th edition. Scarecrow Press, Lanham 2013, ISBN 978-0-8108-8762-6 , p. 292 .
  4. Listing of National Historic Landmarks by State: New York . National Park Service , accessed February 21, 2018.
  5. Search mask database in the National Register Information System. National Park Service , accessed February 21, 2018.

Coordinates: 40 ° 56 ′  N , 72 ° 41 ′  W