East Islip, New York

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East Islip, New York

Introduction to East Islip, New York

East Islip, New York, in Suffolk county, is 4 miles SE of Brentwood, New York and 41 miles E of New York, New York. The town is in the Nassau - Suffolk area. There are 14,078 residents in East Islip.

East Islip History

The present day town of East Islip was originally known as "east of Islip." It was once occupied by the Secatogues Indians. On November 29, 1693, English aristocrat William Nicoll purchased land from the Indians. In 1890, the area acquired its current name. The region is a census-designated hamlet in the Town of Islip, which includes around 4 incorporated villages and more than 20 unincorporated hamlets.

East Islip and nearby Attractions

  • Heckscher State Park
  • Long Island Maritime Museum
  • Fire Island National Seashore
  • American Airpower Museum
  • Adventureland Amusement Park
  • Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Things To Do In East Islip

In East Islip, you can spend your leisure hours at the Heckscher State Park or the Islip Art Museum. Fishing and boating can be enjoyed on Knapps Lake. The Wildlife and Ecology Center at Holtsville and the Country Fair Entertainment Park are also popular spots in East Islip. Family daytrips can be enjoyed at the Adventureland Amusement Park. The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is also nearby.

East Islip Transportation

Long Island Mac Arthur Airport is nearby.

East Islip Higher Education

Dowling College and Uffolk County Community College- Western Campus are the nearby institutes of higher education.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% East Islip Public Transportation Use
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% East Islip Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% East Islip People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% East Islip Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of East Islip, New York

Comparing East Islip 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
Well-Paid Single Men 8 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 9
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Women 7 6
Age of the Population 5 3
Racial Diversity 5 6
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Senior Citizens 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 9
Portion of People Married 9 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
People Above Poverty 9 8
College Educated Adults 7 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 8
Working at Home 6 5
Walking and Biking to Work 5 7
Short Commute Times 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 3
Housing Recently Built 3 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 4
Affordability of Rents 2 4
People Living Alone 1 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 2

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East Islip Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles SE of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 41 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11730
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.731
Longitude -73.186

East Islip Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.5 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 10.8 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 17.4 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
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East Islip Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 14,078 100%
Male 6,866 48.8%
Female 7,212 51.2%
Under 18 4,012 28.5%
18+ 10,066 71.5%
65+ 1,665 11.8%
Median Age 36.6
Average Family Size 3.38
White 13,543 96.2%
African-American 80 0.6%
Asian 198 1.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 9 0.1%
Other 135 1%
Mixed Race 110 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 547 3.9%

East Islip 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 34.5%
Irish 23.4%
German 12.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.5%
US/American 4%
Polish 2.8%
English 2.8%
Russian 1.9%
Norwegian 1.4%
Scottish 0.9%
Czech 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
Dutch 0.7%
European 0.6%
Swedish 0.6%
Greek 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Egyptian 0.3%
Portuguese 0.3%
Albanian 0.3%
Syrian 0.2%
Haitian 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Iraqi 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
East Islip 14,078 $77,593
Bay Shore 23,852 $60,046
Great River 1,546 $89,566
Islip 20,575 $72,361
Islip Terrace 5,641 $69,389
North Bay Shore 14,992 $55,819
Oakdale 8,075 $88,162

East Islip Public Libraries

East Islip Public Library
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(631) 581-9200
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