[mə'mɑɹəˌnɛk]) is a town in
The population was 28,967 at the 2000
census. There are two village
contained within the town: Larchmont and the Village of Mamaroneck, (part of which is located in the Town of Rye).
The majority of the town's land area is
not within either village, constituting an unincorporated area
, although a majority
of the population lives within the villages. The town is led by a
town board, composed of five town board members, which includes the
Town Supervisor, Valerie Moore O'Keefe.
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of
14.0 square miles (36.4 km²), of which, 6.6 square
miles (17.1 km²) of it is land and 7.4 square miles
(19.2 km²) of it (52.85%) is water.
The town of Mamaroneck was purchased from Native American Chief
Wappaquewam and his brother Manhatahan by an Englishman named John
Richbell in 1661. During the American Revolutionary War
1776, the British loyalist William Lounsbury was attacked and
killed by a group of revolutionaries led by John Flood. Several
other skirmishes occurred that year between loyalists and
the course at Winged Foot Golf Club was constructed.
The Golf Club was has been
host to a number of professional tournaments including the 1997
and the 1929,
1959, 1974, 1984 and 2006 U.S.
The Town of Mamaroneck introduced New York State's first vegetable
oil powered garbage truck in 2008.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 28,967
people, 10,929 households, and 7,748 families residing in the town.
The population density
4,377.5 people per square mile (1,689.5/km²). There were 11,255
housing units at an average density of 1,700.8/sq mi
(656.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 88.93% White
, 2.80% Black
or African American
, 0.12% Native American
, 0.05% Pacific Islander
, 2.91% from
, and 2.06%
from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 10.92% of
There were 10,929 households out of which 35.6% had children under
the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples
living together, 8.0% had a female
householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families.
25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had
someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average
household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.15.
In the town the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age
of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to
64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was
39 years. For every 100 females there were 91.3 males. For every
100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $84,213, and the
median income for a family was $118,774 (these figures had risen to
$108,702 and $144,834 respectively as of a 2007 estimate). Males
had a median income of $81,249 versus $42,703 for females. The
per capita income
for the town was
$57,822. About 2.9% of families and 4.5% of the population were
below the poverty line
, including 3.7%
of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.
is headquartered in the
Village of Mamaroneck and the Town of Mamaroneck.
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Census Bureau. Retrieved on August 29, 2009.
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