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Peconic is a census-designated place (CDP) that roughly corresponds to the hamlet by the same name in the Town of Southold in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The CDP population was 683 at the 2010 census.HistoryThe community derives its name from Peconic Bay, which in turn derives its name from a Native American word meaning "nut trees". The area was originally called "Hermitage", and the name "Peconic" was adopted later. During the late 1800s and early 1900s, it was home to the Peconic School, an artist colony initially led by painters Benjamin Rutherfurd Fitz, Edward August Bell, Henry Prellwitz and Edith Mitchill Prellwitz.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the hamlet has a total area of 9.1km2, of which, 8.8km2 is land and 0.3km2, or 3.58%, is water.Demographics of the CDPAs of the census of 2000, there were 1,081 people, 426 households, and 310 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 223.8 per square mile (86.4/km²). There were 682 housing units at an average density of 141.2/sq mi (54.5/km²). The racial makeup of the community was 94.45% White, 0.93% African American, 1.11% Asian, 2.41% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.61% of the population.Make your United States itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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