Deer Park, New York

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Deer Park, New York

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’s population is approximately 28,316.

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.

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High Points

Deer Park strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Deer Park Public Transportation Use
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 15% Deer Park Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Deer Park, New York

Comparing Deer Park to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 7 4
Senior Citizens 7 5
Well-Paid Single Men 6 6
Racial Diversity 6 9
Well-Paid Single Women 6 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 8
Female Share of the Population 6 5
Male Share of the Population 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 8
Average Household Size 9 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 7
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
Median Family Income 8 7
College Educated Adults 4 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 8
Walking and Biking to Work 3 7
Short Commute Times 1 3
Working at Home 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 4 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 2
People Living Alone 2 3
Affordability of Rents 2 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 3

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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Deer Park Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 28,316 100%
Male 13,740 48.5%
Female 14,576 51.5%
Under 18 7,137 25.2%
18+ 21,179 74.8%
65+ 4,020 14.2%
Median Age 37
Average Family Size 3.37
White 23,618 83.4%
African-American 2,577 9.1%
Asian 814 2.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 63 0.2%
Other 588 2.1%
Mixed Race 653 2.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2,139 7.6%

Deer Park Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Italian 40.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.7%
Irish 15.2%
German 7.4%
Polish 3%
US/American 2.7%
Russian 1.5%
English 1.5%
Jamaican 1.4%
Greek 1%
Haitian 0.8%
Hungarian 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Guyanese 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Scottish 0.4%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
African 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
Portuguese 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Turkish 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
Latvian 0.2%
West Indian 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Deer Park 28,316 $67,128
Dix Hills 26,024 $108,081
North Babylon 17,877 $69,714
North Bay Shore 14,992 $55,819
West Babylon 43,452 $67,013
Wheatley Heights 5,013 $79,745
Wyandanch 10,546 $41,857

Deer Park Public Libraries

Deer Park Public Library
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(631) 586-3000

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