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Shoreham is an incorporated village in Suffolk Countymarker, New Yorkmarker, United Statesmarker. The population was 417 at the 2000 census.

The Incorporated Village of Shoreham is inside the Town of Brookhavenmarker.


Shoreham is located at (40.956866, -72.908727) .

Shoreham lies on the North Shore of Long Islandmarker. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²), all of it land. East Shoreham and Shoreham share a Post Office, which has 11786 as the zip code. Most people refer to East Shoreham as Shoreham.


As of the census of 2000, there were 417 people, 145 households, and 126 families residing in the village. The population density was 938.3 people per square mile (365.9/km²). There were 163 housing units at an average density of 366.8/sq mi (143.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.20% White, 2.40% Asian, 2.16% from other races, and 0.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.88% of the population.

There were 145 households out of which 38.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.5% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.1% were non-families. 11.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the village the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 17.7% from 25 to 44, 36.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 99.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $109,719, and the median income for a family was $116,985. Males had a median income of $81,873 versus $31,250 for females. The per capita income for the village was $37,620. None of the families and 1.4% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.


At Shoreham, Nikola Tesla built the Wardenclyffe Towermarker, which was dismantled in 1917. Nowadays there is the static inverter plant of the HVDC Cross Sound Cable.

It was at Shoreham where an approved Shoreham Nuclear Power Plantmarker was later disapproved as the result of public protest. The builder, Long Island Lighting Company (LILCO), was partially reimbursed for money spent on construction. The municipal bonds that were floated to reimburse the builder are being paid off by a special levy on the electric bills of residents of Long Islandmarker. This was the last attempt to construct a Nuclear Power plant in the US. The region is currently served by a coal-fired plant.


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