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Overview

Introduction to Brentwood, New York

Brentwood, New York, in Suffolk county, is 38 miles E of New York, New York. The town is located in the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area.

Brentwood History

Brentwood was once known as Modern Times. It was established over 750 acres of land in Long Island in March of 1821. Josiah Warren, Stephen Pearl Andrews and Christian Sorto established the community based on the concept of "individual sovereignty," which meant that every individual living in the area could live their lives the way they saw fit. However, after the Civil War, many people who did not share the libertine and economic philosophy of the earlier residents moved into the town. This led to the dissolution of the community and Modern Times was renamed after the village of Brentwood, England.

Brentwood and nearby Attractions

  • Heckscher State Park
  • Belmont Lake State Park
  • Brentwood Country
  • Connecticut River State Park
  • Brentwood Country Club
  • Hoyt Farm Town Park

Things To Do In Brentwood

The Connecticut River State Park is an excellent place to relax and pursue recreational activities. It is near the waterfront, and provides opportunities for water sports as well.

Brentwood Transportation

Air transportation facilities are available at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Brentwood Higher Education

Suffolk County Community College - Western Campus and Long Island University are the local higher education centers.

People

Total Population 61,374
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 8.4%
Employed Population 16+ 29,657
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 39.3%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.9%
Median Earnings25+ $30,939
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,237
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,576

Wealth

Median Family Income $68,756
% Above Poverty Level 88.4%
% Below Poverty Level 11.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 4.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 12.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,243
Median House Value $278,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 73.2%
US/American 0%
English 0.8%
Irish 3.7%

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

Brentwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 38 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11717
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.781
Longitude -73.246

Brentwood 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 7.8 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 13 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 16.1 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Edgewood (11717)

Pine Air (11717)

West Brentwood (11717)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bay Shore 29,670 $79,489
Central Islip 34,960 $68,231
Hauppauge 20,616 $120,044
Islip 336,747 $97,009
Islip Terrace 5,327 $111,131

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

Brentwood Public Libraries

Library
Brentwood Public Library
SECOND AVENUE & FOURTH STREET
Brentwood, New York
(631) 273-7883

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Brentwood High Schools

BRENTWOOD HS
2 SIXTH AVE
631-434-2204
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 3,175 students.

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