Babylon, New York

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Babylon, New York

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. The population of Babylon is 12,615.

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.

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High Points

Babylon strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

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Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Babylon Public Transportation Use
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Babylon Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Babylon Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Babylon Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Babylon People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Babylon, New York

Comparing Babylon to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 9 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 8
Age of the Population 7 5
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Racial Diversity 6 7
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Senior Citizens 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 7
Average Household Size 8 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
People Above Poverty 8 8
College Educated Adults 8 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 7 8
Working at Home 6 5
Short Commute Times 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 7
People Living Alone 3 4
Housing Recently Built 2 6
Affordability of Rents 1 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 2

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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Babylon Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 12,615 100%
Male 6,098 48.3%
Female 6,517 51.7%
Under 18 3,238 25.7%
18+ 9,377 74.3%
65+ 1,562 12.4%
Median Age 37.7
Average Family Size 3.2
White 11,664 92.5%
African-American 339 2.7%
Asian 183 1.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 13 0.1%
Other 188 1.5%
Mixed Race 227 1.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 644 5.1%

Estimated Babylon Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 12,659
Growth 44
Growth % 0.3%

Babylon Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Italian 28%
Irish 24.2%
German 14.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.8%
English 5.2%
Polish 3.6%
US/American 3.2%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
Scottish 1.4%
Russian 1.4%
Norwegian 0.8%
Greek 0.7%
Dutch 0.6%
Hungarian 0.6%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
African 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
Czech 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Eastern European 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
Albanian 0.2%
Basque 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Babylon 12,615 $78,814
Lindenhurst 27,819 $67,315
North Babylon 17,877 $69,714
North Lindenhurst 11,767 $63,642
West Babylon 43,452 $67,013
West Bay Shore 4,775 $75,055
West Islip 28,907 $79,546

Babylon Public Libraries

Babylon School District Public Library
Babylon, New York
(631) 669-1624

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