Elwood, New York

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Elwood, New York

Introduction to Elwood, New York

Elwood, New York, in Suffolk county, is 6 miles NW of Brentwood, New York and 34 miles E of New York, New York. The town is considered part of the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area. Elwood has a population of 10,916.

Elwood History

Elwood is a census-designated hamlet and is a part of the Town of Huntington, which was incorporated on November 30, 1666. There are more than 12 unincorporated hamlets and 4 incorporated villages within the Town of Huntington. Elwood is also known as "The Heart of Huntington." Most of the early settlers of the area were English people who came from Massachusetts and Connecticut. It was first settled in by Europeans in the mid 1600s.

Elwood and nearby Attractions

  • Berkeley Jackson County Park
  • Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium
  • Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
  • Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary
  • Adventureland Amusement Park
  • Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Things To Do In Elwood

Some of the parks and recreational spots in Elmwood include Elwood Park, Pitts Park, Bethpage State Park, Berkeley Jackson County Park and Caumsett State Park. The Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium is also a popular spot. You can also plan a day trip to the Heckscher Museum of Art, Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, Northport Historical Museum and the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum to learn more about the local history.

Elwood Transportation

Republic Airport is nearby.

Elwood Higher Education

Suffolk County Community College- Western Campus, Dowling College and SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale are some of the nearby institutes of higher education.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Elwood Low Rate of Poverty
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Elwood Public Transportation Use
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Elwood Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Elwood People in Middle Class or Better
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Elwood College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Elwood, New York

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


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
Median Family Income 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 10 9
College Educated Adults 9 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Working at Home 9 7
Walking and Biking to Work 5 7
Short Commute Times 1 2


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

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Elwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles NW of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 34 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 40.845
Longitude -73.335

Elwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.7 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 16 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 17.8 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
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Elwood Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 10,916 100%
Male 5,332 48.8%
Female 5,584 51.2%
Under 18 2,844 26.1%
18+ 8,072 73.9%
65+ 1,424 13%
Median Age 38.3
Average Family Size 3.36
White 9,390 86%
African-American 612 5.6%
Asian 611 5.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 24 0.2%
Other 148 1.4%
Mixed Race 128 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 550 5%

Elwood 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 28.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.6%
Irish 14.1%
German 10.9%
US/American 5.8%
Polish 5.6%
Russian 3.2%
English 2%
Haitian 1.5%
Greek 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
Scottish 0.7%
West Indian 0.7%
Swedish 0.6%
Czech 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Eastern European 0.5%
French Canadian 0.5%
Hungarian 0.5%
Austrian 0.5%
Norwegian 0.5%
Dutch 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Romanian 0.3%
Jamaican 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
African 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
European 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Elwood 10,916 $94,404
Centerport 5,446 $101,908
Commack 36,367 $88,406
Dix Hills 26,024 $108,081
East Northport 20,845 $80,291
Greenlawn 13,286 $76,917
South Huntington 9,465 $84,828

Starbucks in Elwood

(As of 2005)
1946 Jericho Turnpike
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