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Overview

Introduction to Calverton, New York

Calverton, New York, in Suffolk county, is 27 miles SE of Milford, Connecticut and 65 miles E of New York, New York. As of the year 2000 census, 5,704 people lived in Calverton.

Calverton History

The present-day hamlet of Calverton was originally inhabited by Native Americans who named the area Conungam, meaning fixed line or boundary. In 1844, the Long Island Railroad was laid into the area. Soon after, the area came to be known as Baiting Hollow Station. The first post office was established in Calverton in 1868. The area was named after its first postmaster, Bernard J. Calvert.

Calverton and nearby Attractions

  • Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Museum
  • Wildwood State Park
  • Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
  • Atlantis Marine World Aquarium
  • Morton National Wildlife Refuge

Things To Do In Calverton

Wildwood State Park covers an area of around 600 acres and offers fishing and camping opportunities to visitors. The Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Museum and the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, which was the home of US President Theodore Roosevelt from 1886 to 1919, are some of the most notable nearby museums and historical sites. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Swan Lake Golf Club, Long Island National Golf Course or at the Cherry Creek Golf Course.

Calverton Transportation

Air transportation is available from Tweed New Haven Regional Airport.

Calverton Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Saint Joseph’s College-Suffolk Campus, the University Of New Haven and Suffolk County Community College-Ammerman Campus.

People

Total Population 6,380
Male Share of the Population 46.9%
Female Share of the Population 53.1%
Senior Citizens 35.7%
Employed Population 16+ 2,660
Age of the Population 54

Families

% of people married 47.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $74,350
% Above Poverty Level 93.7%
% Below Poverty Level 6.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 39.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,400
Median House Value $211,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.9%
US/American 0.2%
English 7.6%
Irish 23.1%

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

Calverton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 27 miles SE of Milford, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 65 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11933
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.906
Longitude -72.743

Calverton 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 RIVERHEAD RESEARCH FARM
Distance 4.4 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 47 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.8 inches
Station PATCHOGUE 2 N
Distance 15.3 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 GREENPORT POWER HOUSE
Distance 23.8 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 55 F
Jul Temp 66 to 80 F
Oct Temp 48 to 63 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Baiting Hollow 1,542 $85,547
Eastport 1,869 $110,179
Riverhead 33,769 $82,579

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

Calverton Public Libraries

Library
Baiting Hollow Free Library
4 WARNER DRIVE
Calverton, New York
(631) 727-8765

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