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Shelter Island

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Shelter Island is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) within the Town of Shelter Island in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population was 1,333 at the 2010 census. The village of Dering Harbor and the CDP of Shelter Island Heights make up the rest of the town.The community of Shelter Island is at the eastern end of Long Island and is reachable only by ferry. Many of the properties are owned by wealthy New York City residents who use the island as a weekend retreat. Shelter Island is characterized by a quieter and less social lifestyle than that of the nearby Hamptons.GeographyShelter Island is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 17.3sqkm, of which 16.9sqkm is land and 0.4sqkm, or 2.12%, is water.Demographics of the CDPAs of the census of 2000, there were 1,234 people, 531 households, and 349 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 188.8 per square mile (72.9/km²). There were 964 housing units at an average density of 147.5/sq mi (56.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.89% White, 1.05% Black or African American, 0.57% Asian, 0.16% from other races, and 3.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.24% of the population.
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