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. The town is home to roughly 9,871 residents.

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.


Total Population 10,275
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 16.2%
Employed Population 16+ 4,696
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 47.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.5%
Median Earnings25+ $52,343
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $31,484
Median Earnings With High School Degree $45,152


Median Family Income $100,844
% Above Poverty Level 94.7%
% Below Poverty Level 5.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 0.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 6.4%


People Living Alone 23.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,629
Median House Value $390,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.2%
US/American 0.1%
English 2.8%
Irish 28.6%

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


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

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
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
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 27,765 $105,485
Islandia 3,346 $105,938
Oakdale 7,551 $110,966

Bohemia Public Libraries

Connetquot Public Library
Bohemia, New York
(631) 567-5079
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