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Overview

Introduction to Amityville, New York

Amityville, New York, in Suffolk county, is 6 miles SE of Levittown, New York and 29 miles E of New York, New York.

Amityville History

This area was originally known as Huntington West Neck South. The name was changed in 1846, when residents organized a meeting in order to find a better name for their new post office. Some believe the town was named after the boat of the largest landowner in the area. Amityville was officially incorporated on March 3, 1894.

Amityville and nearby Attractions

  • American Airpower Museum
  • Marshall Field III Estate
  • Belmont Lake State Park
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
  • Roslyn Grist Mill

Things To Do In Amityville

Local museums include the American Airpower Museum, the Old Bethpage Village Restoration and the Hicksville Gregory Museum. Nearby historic sites include the Caumsett State Historic Park, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site and the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park. Belmont Lake State Park, Bethpage State Park and Cantiague Park are some of the parks accessible from Amityville.

Amityville Transportation

Air transportation is available from John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Amityville Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Hofstra University, SUNY Farmingdale, and the New York Institute of Technology.

People

Total Population 9,515
Male Share of the Population 44.9%
Female Share of the Population 55.1%
Senior Citizens 19.2%
Employed Population 16+ 4,593
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 49.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 38.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $107,067
% Above Poverty Level 89.1%
% Below Poverty Level 10.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation 14.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,431
Median House Value $367,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.7%
US/American 0.1%
English 5.9%
Irish 26.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Amityville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles SE of Levittown, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 29 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11701
P.O. Box Zip Codes 11708
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.678
Longitude -73.417

Amityville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance 4.8 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 37 F
Apr Temp 40 to 55 F
Jul Temp 67 to 81 F
Oct Temp 47 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.9 inches
Station NEW YORK JFK INTL AP
Distance 18.6 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 39 F
Apr Temp 42 to 59 F
Jul Temp 67 to 83 F
Oct Temp 49 to 64 F
Annual Precip 42.4 inches
Station PATCHOGUE 2 N
Distance 23.4 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 64 F
Annual Precip 50.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Amityville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Amity Harbor (11701)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Copiague 22,772 $73,757
East Massapequa 19,843 $105,949

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Amityville Public Libraries

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Amityville Public Library
CORNER OAK AND JOHN STREETS
Amityville, New York
(631) 264-0567

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Amityville High Schools

AMITYVILLE MEMORIAL HS
250 MERRICK RD
631-598-6550
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 861 students.

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