Coney Island

Coney Island

[koh-nee]
Coney Island, beach resort, amusement center, and neighborhood of S Brooklyn borough of New York City, SE N.Y., on the Atlantic Ocean. The tidal creek that once separated the island from the mainland has been filled in, making the area a peninsula. A seaside resort from the middle of the 19th cent., rail service made it an extremely popular resort, attracting up to a million visitors on hot summer days. The beach, the 2-mi (3.2-km) boardwalk, the New York Aquarium, and the many notable eating places were other attractions. Although it remains a popular attraction, Coney Island has declined considerably since its heyday in the 1920s and 30s; its residents are the poor and elderly. Since the 1950s, high-rise apartments (many of which have fallen into decay) have replaced much of the amusement area.

See J. Kasson, Amusing the Million (1970), and W. Register, The Kid of Coney Island: Fred Thompson and the Rise of American Amusements (2001).

Amusement area, southern Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S. It was an island in the Atlantic Ocean until its creek silted up and it became part of Long Island. The first pavilion and bathhouse were erected in 1844, and it gained popularity with the coming of the subway in 1920. It has a 3.5-mi (5.6-km) boardwalk and an amusement park known for its roller coaster (the Cyclone). It is also the site of the New York Aquarium.

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Coney Island is a village in Stone County, Missouri, United States. The population was 94 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Branson, Missouri Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Coney Island is located at (36.593104, -93.396719). According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 94 people, 46 households, and 29 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,555.7 people per square mile (604.9/km²). There were 105 housing units at an average density of 1,737.7/sq mi (675.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.94% White and 1.06% Native American.

There were 46 households out of which 13.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.0% were married couples living together, 2.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.8% were non-families. 34.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.04 and the average family size was 2.50.

In the village the population was spread out with 12.8% under the age of 18, 3.2% from 18 to 24, 13.8% from 25 to 44, 35.1% from 45 to 64, and 35.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 56 years. For every 100 females there were 104.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.2 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $27,500, and the median income for a family was $30,000. Males had a median income of $20,625 versus $11,563 for females. The per capita income for the village was $12,204. There were 11.5% of families and 15.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including 28.6% of under eighteens and 7.1% of those over 64.

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