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Overview

Introduction to Bohemia, New York

Bohemia, New York, in Suffolk county, is 6 miles E of Brentwood, New York (center to center) and 45 miles E of New York, New York.

Bohemia History

Bohemia was founded in 1855. The early settlers were Slavic immigrants from a hilly village around Kadan in Bohemia. The name Bohemia was derived from this region in the Czech Republic. Bohemia is located in Suffolk County, which is on the eastern side of Long Island, New York. It was formed in 1683. Originally, the region was predominantly agricultural, with temperate weather, fertile soil, and an abundant supply of clean water.

Bohemia and Nearby Attractions

  • American Airpower Museum
  • Marshall Field III Estate
  • Heckscher State Park
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
  • Wildlife and Ecology Center

Things To Do In Bohemia

Museums in the area include the American Airpower Museum, the Northport Historical Museum, and the Heckscher Museum of Art, all of which have historical artifacts on display. Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium has a large collection of fish, reptiles, and amphibians. The Heckscher State Park offers provisions for swimming, boating, hiking, skiing, and walking on trails.

Bohemia Transportation

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

Bohemia Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Dowling College, Saint Josephs College, Suffolk County Community College, and Sacred Heart University.

People

Total Population 9,977
Male Share of the Population 50.1%
Female Share of the Population 49.9%
Senior Citizens 15.2%
Employed Population 16+ 4,658
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 46.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.1%
Median Earnings25+ $50,465
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $34,277
Median Earnings With High School Degree $41,692

Wealth

Median Family Income $96,528
% Above Poverty Level 94.1%
% Below Poverty Level 5.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 0.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 6.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 23.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,615
Median House Value $389,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.4%
US/American 0.1%
English 2.3%
Irish 28.3%

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

Bohemia Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles E of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 45 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11716
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.769
Longitude -73.115

Bohemia 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 ISLIP LI MACARTHUR AP
Distance 2.3 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 58 F
Jul Temp 66 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 64 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches
Station PATCHOGUE 2 N
Distance 6.4 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
Station WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance 21.8 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Holbrook 27,533 $110,360
Islandia 3,370 $98,826

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

Bohemia Public Libraries

Library
Connetquot Public Library
760 OCEAN AVENUE
Bohemia, New York
(631) 567-5079
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Bohemia High Schools

CONNETQUOT HS
190 SEVENTH ST
631-244-2226
Serves 1,594 students.

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