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Overview

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 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.

People

Total Population 10,941
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 16.8%
Employed Population 16+ 4,937
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 61.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 46.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $120,982
% Above Poverty Level 95.7%
% Below Poverty Level 4.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 5.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 8.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 16.7%
Median Gross Rent $2,059
Median House Value $487,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.3%
US/American 0%
English 6.1%
Irish 21.7%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station ISLIP LI MACARTHUR AP
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
Station WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
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
Station PATCHOGUE 2 N
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
Commack 35,914 $129,677
Dix Hills 27,374 $154,779
East Northport 19,682 $108,805
Greenlawn 14,481 $108,194

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

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Elwood High Schools

ELWOOD/JOHN GLENN HS
478 ELWOOD RD
631-266-5410
Serves 664 students.

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