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Overview

Introduction to Deer Park, New York

Deer Park, New York, in Suffolk county, is 4 miles W of Brentwood, New York and 34 miles E of New York, New York. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Nassau-Suffolk metropolitan area with.

Deer Park History

Deer Park was first settled in by Europeans in 1666 by Jacob Conklin. The area was named because of the abundance of deer in the area. The economic development of the area largely depended upon farming. It is also famous for its dahlia cultivation and is known as the 'fruit basket' of New York State. A railroad first entered the area in 1842, and the first post office in Deer Park was established in 1851. Deer Park was the summer spot of President John Quincy Adams.

Deer Park and nearby Attractions

  • Bethpage State Park
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
  • Amityville Historical Society - Lauder Museum
  • Belmont Lake State Park
  • American Airpower Museum
  • Adventureland Amusement Park

Things To Do In Deer Park

Local parks include Birchwood Park, Pine Acres Park and the Bethpage State Park. The Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary, the Adventureland Amusement Park and the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk are all accessible from Deer Park. Golfers can enjoy a visit the to the Dix Hills Park Golf Course and the Heartland Golf Park. The Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium has the largest living collection of fish, amphibians and freshwater reptiles in New York State.

Deer Park Transportation

John F. Kennedy Airport is nearby.

Deer Park Higher Education

Suffolk County Community College-Western Campus and SUNY-College of Technology at Farmingdale are the nearby colleges.

People

Total Population 27,346
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 14.7%
Employed Population 16+ 13,448
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 49.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.1%
Median Earnings25+ $47,684
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $31,429
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,979

Wealth

Median Family Income $99,695
% Above Poverty Level 94.4%
% Below Poverty Level 5.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation 6.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,527
Median House Value $351,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28.7%
US/American 0.1%
English 2.4%
Irish 16.4%

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

Deer Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles W of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 34 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11729
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.761
Longitude -73.329

Deer Park 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 WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance 11.8 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
Station PATCHOGUE 2 N
Distance 17.5 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 NEW YORK JFK INTL AP
Distance 24.6 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Deerpark (11729)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dix Hills 27,374 $154,779

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

Deer Park Public Libraries

Library
Deer Park Public Library
44 LAKE AVENUE
Deer Park, New York
(631) 586-3000

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Deer Park High Schools

DEER PARK HS
30 ROCKAWAY AVE
631-574-4112
Serves 1,212 students.

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