Farmingville, New York

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Farmingville, New York

Introduction to Farmingville, New York

Farmingville, New York, in Suffolk county, is 11 miles E of Brentwood, New York and 50 miles E of New York, New York. The town is included in the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 16,458 people lived in Farmingville.

Farmingville History

Farmingville is a census-designated place and hamlet in the Town of Brookhaven. The area was originally settled in by the Algonquian-speaking Native Americans. Early English settlement began in the mid 1600s. Farmingville grabbed national attention because of its anti-immigration sentiments. A number of members of the community have protested the lack of immigration-law enforcement policies in the hamlet.

Farmingville and nearby Attractions

  • Country Fair Entertainment Park
  • Long Island Museum
  • Smith Point Park Beach
  • Fire Island National Seashore
  • Atlantis Marine World Aquarium
  • Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Things To Do In Farmingville

While staying in Farmingville, you can visit the American Airpower Museum, Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery, Atlantis Marine World and the Old Westbury Gardens. The Adventureland Amusement Park is also worth visiting. You can plan a family daytrip to the Long Island Children's Museum, Cradle of Aviation Museum or the Splish Splash WaterPark as well. Cathedral Pines County Park and the Wildlife and Ecology Center at Holtsville are also nearby.

Farmingville Transportation

Long Island Mac Arthur Airport is nearby.

Farmingville Higher Education

Suffolk County Community College- Ammerman Campus and Saint Joseph's College- Suffolk Campus are very close to Farmingville.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Farmingville Low Rate of Poverty
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Farmingville Public Transportation Use
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Farmingville Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Farmingville People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Farmingville, New York

Comparing Farmingville 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
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 9
Racial Diversity 6 7
Well-Paid Single Men 6 4
Age of the Population 3 2
Female Share of the Population 2 1
Senior Citizens 1 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 9
Median Family Income 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
College Educated Adults 6 5

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 6 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 3
Affordability of Rents 1 2
People Living Alone 1 1

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Farmingville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles E of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 50 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11738
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.831
Longitude -73.03

Farmingville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.7 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 18.9 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 47 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.8 inches
Distance 23.8 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 57 F
Jul Temp 66 to 82 F
Oct Temp 46 to 63 F
Annual Precip 44.1 inches
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Farmingville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 16,458 100%
Male 8,291 50.4%
Female 8,167 49.6%
Under 18 4,662 28.3%
18+ 11,796 71.7%
65+ 1,100 6.7%
Median Age 34.1
Average Family Size 3.51
White 15,396 93.5%
African-American 204 1.2%
Asian 292 1.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 23 0.1%
Other 243 1.5%
Mixed Race 300 1.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,336 8.1%

Farmingville 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 37.9%
Irish 18%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.8%
German 10.2%
Polish 3.8%
English 2.1%
Portuguese 1.9%
US/American 1.7%
Russian 1.7%
Greek 1.5%
Norwegian 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Ukrainian 0.7%
Austrian 0.7%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
Dutch 0.5%
Hungarian 0.4%
Swedish 0.4%
European 0.4%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 0.4%
Eastern European 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Armenian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Scottish 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Farmingville 16,458 $72,750
Coram 34,923 $70,769
Gordon Heights 3,094 $54,450
Holbrook 27,512 $76,349
Holtsville 17,006 $71,784
Medford 21,985 $70,493
Selden 21,861 $62,708
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