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Overview

Introduction to Greenlawn, New York

Greenlawn, New York, in Suffolk county, is 8 miles NW of Brentwood, New York and 33 miles E of New York, New York. The town is located in the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area.

Greenlawn History

This area now known as Greenlawn was initially named Old Fields. After the coming of the Long Island Railroad in 1868, Greenlawn became quite famous for pickle production. Samuel Ballton, who was a freed slave, settled in this area after the Civil War and once grew 1.5 million cucumbers in one season. This feat earned him the title of 'Pickle King.' Apart from the production of pickles, the area was also known for its cabbage and potato farms.

Greenlawn and nearby Attractions

  • Huntington Historical Society
  • Heckscher Museum of Art
  • Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
  • Caumsett State Park
  • Huntington Country Club
  • Crescent Beach Town Park

Things To Do In Greenlawn

The annual Pickle Festival, which is held every September, is a well known local celebration. For rest and recreation purposes, there are several parks in the town which are fully equipped to support a diverse range of activities. The town is also home to a number of museums, which provide for many hours of education and entertainment.

Greenlawn Transportation

La Guardia Airport is the nearest major airport.

Greenlawn Higher Education

Suffolk County Community College, SUNY College of Technology and Norwalk Community College provide facilities for higher education.

People

Total Population 14,481
Male Share of the Population 45.1%
Female Share of the Population 54.9%
Senior Citizens 17.7%
Employed Population 16+ 6,079
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 49.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 38.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $108,194
% Above Poverty Level 93.3%
% Below Poverty Level 6.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation 10.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.2%
Median Gross Rent $833
Median House Value $436,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 31.6%
US/American 0.1%
English 4.9%
Irish 15.4%

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

Greenlawn Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles NW of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 33 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11740
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.868
Longitude -73.365

Greenlawn 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 14.7 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 MINEOLA
Distance 16.1 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 38 F
Apr Temp 41 to 58 F
Jul Temp 66 to 83 F
Oct Temp 47 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.3 inches
Station WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance 16.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Centerport 5,447 $140,476
East Northport 19,682 $108,805
Elwood 10,941 $120,982
Halesite 2,810 $140,189
Huntington Station 34,088 $82,531

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

Greenlawn Public Libraries

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Harborfields Public Library
31 BROADWAY
Greenlawn, New York
(631) 757-4200
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Greenlawn High Schools

HARBORFIELDS HS
98 TAYLOR AVE
631-754-5360
Serves 950 students.

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