Introduction to East Northport, New York

East Northport, New York, in Suffolk county, is 7 miles NW of Brentwood, New York and 35 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. East Northport’s population is approximately 20,845.

East Northport History

The first Europeans in East Northport were travelers from New England who settled on the eastern side of Long Island. The settlement stretched as far west as Hempstead. A small group of these settlers went in search of more land in 1653, and they settled in Huntington Village, which was then occupied by Algonquin Native Americans. Englishmen purchased East Northport from the Native Americans on July 30, 1656. The new landowners named the town Larkfield, but it was eventually renamed East Northport in 1910.

East Northport and nearby Attractions

  • Bartlett Arboretum
  • Clay Pitts Park
  • Northport Historical Museum
  • Captain's Cove Seaport
  • Jewish Sports Hall of Fame
  • Makamah Park Preserve

Things To Do In East Northport

Local parks and recreational areas include Jones Beach State Park, Cantiague Park, Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Elwood Park and Sunshine Acres. Fire Island National Seashore has 32 miles of sandy beaches, public hiking trails and camping grounds. The Long Island Maritime Museum, the Cradle of Aviation Museum, the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, the Northport Historical Museum and the Old Bethpage Village Restoration are some local historical sites and museums.

East Northport Transportation

John F. Kennedy International is the nearest major airport.

East Northport Higher Education

Colleges near East Northport include SUNY Farmingdale, Long Island University-Brentwood, Saint Joseph's College-Suffolk and Norwalk Community College.


Total Population 19,682
Male Share of the Population 50.8%
Female Share of the Population 49.2%
Senior Citizens 14.1%
Employed Population 16+ 9,835
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 55.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 44.4%
Median Earnings25+ $51,493
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,129
Median Earnings With High School Degree $39,838


Median Family Income $108,805
% Above Poverty Level 95.2%
% Below Poverty Level 4.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 7.7%


People Living Alone 21.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,714
Median House Value $438,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.4%
US/American 0.5%
English 6%
Irish 27.2%

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

East Northport Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles NW of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 35 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11731
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.876
Longitude -73.325

East Northport Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 12.9 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 17.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches
Distance 17.8 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Centerport 5,447 $140,476
Elwood 10,941 $120,982
Fort Salonga 9,821 $139,265
Greenlawn 14,481 $108,194
Kings Park 17,823 $115,329

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

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