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Welcome to Riverhead ...

The Town of Riverhead is located in Suffolk County<1>.

The location of Riverhead has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Riverhead has a population of 33,469 people<3> (see below for details).

Riverhead is near sea level<4>.

Time Zone: Riverhead lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Riverhead had an population of 33,469 people. This is a decrease of 0.11% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 20.91% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Riverhead had a population of 33,506 people. This makes Riverhead the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Riverhead represents 0.17% of the population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 62nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 33,506 people, the population of Riverhead increased 21.05% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 27,680 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Riverhead.

Communities near Riverhead ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Riverhead.

  • Brookhaven [Suffolk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookhaven
    • Brookhaven [Suffolk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Riverhead
    • Estimated population in 2019: 480,763 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookhaven
  • Southampton [Suffolk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southampton
    • Southampton [Suffolk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Riverhead
    • Estimated population in 2019: 58,398 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southampton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southampton
  • Mastic Beach [Suffolk County]
  • Port Jefferson [Suffolk County]
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    • Southampton [Suffolk County]
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      • Southampton [Suffolk County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Riverhead
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,307 people
      • Southampton has also been known as:
      • Southampton village
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southampton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Southampton<6>
    • Bellport [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellport
      • Bellport [Suffolk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Riverhead
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,047 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bellport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellport<6>
    • Westhampton Beach [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westhampton Beach
      • Westhampton Beach [Suffolk County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Riverhead
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,797 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westhampton Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westhampton Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westhampton Beach<6>
    • Pine Valley [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Valley
      • Pine Valley [Suffolk County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Riverhead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Valley
    • Quogue [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quogue
      • Quogue [Suffolk County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Riverhead
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,014 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quogue have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quogue
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quogue<6>
    • Poquott [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poquott
      • Poquott [Suffolk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Riverhead
      • Estimated population in 2019: 928 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poquott have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poquott

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Riverhead. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Riverhead.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Riverhead. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Riverhead.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Riverhead. See our Newspapers Page for Riverhead.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Riverhead ...

Looking for more information about Riverhead? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Riverhead, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Riverhead.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Riverhead. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Suffolk County: www.co.suffolk.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Suffolk, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Riverhead.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Riverhead - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Riverhead) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Riverhead. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RiverheadOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Riverhead. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9776, Longitude: -72.7268       In this case, the coordinates for Riverhead have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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