Fort Salonga, New York

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Fort Salonga, New York

Introduction to Fort Salonga, New York

Fort Salonga, New York, in Suffolk county, is 9 miles N of Brentwood, New York (center to center) and 37 miles E of New York, New York. As of the 2000 census, 9,634 people lived in Fort Salonga.

Fort Salonga History

During the Revolutionary War, a British fort was located near the border of Smithtown and Huntington Township and was known as Fort Salonga, or Fort Slongo; it was named in honor of one of the fort's architects. Later, the community adopted this name. Following the Civil War, the brickwork industry thrived due to an abundance of rich red clay. In the late 19th century, the Brown family operated the Brown's Best Bricks company. Fort Salonga is now a census-designated area in the county.

Fort Salonga and Nearby Attractions

  • Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park
  • Huntington Historical Society
  • Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
  • Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
  • Sunken Meadow State Park
  • Maritime Aquarium

Things To Do In Fort Salonga

Northport Historical Museum, Long Island Museum, and Huntington Historical Society showcase the natural and cultural history of the region. Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, situated in William K. Vanderbilt II's estate, includes a planetarium as well as a natural history and marine museum. Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum features displays on 19th century whaling and scrimshaw. Fire Island National Seashore has over 30 miles of beach, nature trails, public marinas, and camping sites. The Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium has the largest living collection of New York's freshwater fish, amphibians, and reptiles. Sunken Meadow State Park, Belmont Lake State Park, and Robert Moses State Park are popular parks in the area.

Fort Salonga Transportation

The closest major airport is Long Island Mac Arthur Airport.

Fort Salonga Higher Education

Long Island University - Brentwood, SUNY Stony Brook, and New York Institute of Technology - Central Islip are the nearby colleges.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Fort Salonga Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Fort Salonga People in Middle Class or Better
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Fort Salonga Public Transportation Use
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Fort Salonga College Educated Adults
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Fort Salonga Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Fort Salonga Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Fort Salonga Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Fort Salonga, New York

Comparing Fort Salonga 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 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Age of the Population 9 8
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 9
Racial Diversity 4 5
Senior Citizens 4 2
Female Share of the Population 3 2


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


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 8
Working at Home 9 8
Walking and Biking to Work 1 2
Short Commute Times 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 8
Housing Recently Built 5 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1
People Living Alone 1 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 2
Affordability of Rents 1 1

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Fort Salonga Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles N of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 37 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11768
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.912
Longitude -73.301

Fort Salonga Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.2 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 40 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 47 to 66 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Distance 13.1 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 17.6 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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Fort Salonga Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 9,634 100%
Male 4,772 49.5%
Female 4,862 50.5%
Under 18 2,495 25.9%
18+ 7,139 74.1%
65+ 1,110 11.5%
Median Age 40.2
Average Family Size 3.22
White 9,329 96.8%
African-American 59 0.6%
Asian 165 1.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.1%
Other 27 0.3%
Mixed Race 49 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 217 2.3%

Fort Salonga 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 29.6%
Irish 21.1%
German 14.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6%
US/American 4.9%
English 4.4%
Polish 3.6%
Russian 2.8%
Norwegian 1.3%
Eastern European 1%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Swedish 0.9%
Scottish 0.9%
Austrian 0.7%
Greek 0.7%
British 0.7%
Welsh 0.6%
European 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Arab/Arabic 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
Dutch 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Iranian 0.3%
Romanian 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Egyptian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Turkish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Fort Salonga, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Crab Meadow (11768)
Sunken Meadow (11768)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Fort Salonga 9,634 $106,253
Asharoken 625 $118,128
Centerport 5,446 $101,908
East Northport 20,845 $80,291
Eatons Neck 1,388 $104,111
Kings Park 16,146 $80,952
Northport 7,606 $104,488
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