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Overview

Introduction to Babylon, New York

Babylon, New York is 7 miles SW of Brentwood, New York and 34 miles E of New York, New York. It is in Suffolk county. The village is part of the Nassau - Suffolk metro area.

Babylon History

The Village of Babylon was originally a part of Huntington. At that time, it was known as South Huntington. Though it was first settled in around 1689, development did not begin until the early 1800s. The name of the village was changed to Babylon in the year 1803. According to one tradition, the village was named after the biblical city of Babylon. However, many believe that the name was derived from a boisterous tavern commonly referred to as "Another Babylon."

Babylon and nearby Attractions

  • Cedar Beach
  • Old Bethpage Village Restoration
  • Belmont Lake State Park
  • Robert Moses State Park - Long Island
  • Adventureland Amusement Park
  • American Airpower Museum

Things To Do In Babylon

In Babylon, you can visit the Argyle Lake, Captree State Park, Belmont Lake State Park and Hawleys Lake. You can also visit the Overlook Beach and Cedar Beach. The Institutions Vanderbdilt Museum and Planetarium is worth taking a look around.

Babylon Transportation

The Republic Airport is the nearest major airport.

Babylon Higher Education

SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale, Dowling College, Hofstra University and Suffolk County Community College - Western Campus are among the nearby institutes that offer higher educational facilities.

People

Total Population 214,132
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 13.4%
Employed Population 16+ 105,614
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 47.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.2%
Median Earnings25+ $43,992
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,474
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,056

Wealth

Median Family Income $92,242
% Above Poverty Level 92.9%
% Below Poverty Level 7.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation 8.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,487
Median House Value $340,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.7%
US/American 0%
English 3%
Irish 17.3%

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

Babylon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles SW of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 34 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11702, 11703, 11704
P.O. Box Zip Codes 11707
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.695
Longitude -73.326

Babylon 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 9.7 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 PATCHOGUE 2 N
Distance 18.6 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
Station NEW YORK JFK INTL AP
Distance 23.5 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Captree Island (11702)

Gilgo Beach (11702)

Oak Beach (11702)

Oak Island (11702)

West Gilgo Beach (11702)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income

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

Babylon Public Libraries

Library
Babylon School District Public Library
24 SOUTH CARLL AVENUE
Babylon, New York
(631) 669-1624

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Jamaica
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  • Computer-Aided Drafting and Architectural Design
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Island Drafting and Technical Institute was founded in 1957, and is staffed by faculty members who have had professional and practical experience in the Engineering, Architectural, CADD (Computer Aided Drafting/Design) and Computer and Electronics fields. The Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, and is authorized to confer two-year Associate degrees by the New York State Board of Regents.

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Babylon High Schools

BABYLON JSHS
50 RAILROAD AVE
631-893-7920
Serves 956 students.

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