Introduction to Hauppauge, New York

Hauppauge, New York, in Suffolk county, is 3 miles NE of Brentwood, New York and 41 miles E of New York, New York. Hauppauge is part of the surrounding Nassau - Suffolk metro area,

Hauppauge History

Hauppauge is a census-designated hamlet partly located in Islip and partly in Smithtown. Algonquin Native Americans originally inhabited the area. In fact, the hamlet derived its name from an Algonquian term meaning "swampy area." It is home to the Hauppauge Industrial Park, which is the largest industrial park on Long Island and the second largest of its kind in the United States.

Hauppauge and nearby Attractions

  • Long Island Museum
  • Sunken Meadow State Park
  • Country Fair Entertainment Park
  • Fire Island National Seashore
  • Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
  • Adventureland Amusement Park

Things To Do In Hauppauge

The Long Island Museum, the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park and the Caumsett State Historic Park are all accessible from Hauppauge. Local parks include Weld Park, Belmont Lake State Park, Jones Beach State Park, Greengate Park and Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge. The Hamlet Wind Watch Golf and Country Club is home to the local golf course.

Hauppauge Transportation

Long Island Mac Arthur Airport is nearby.

Hauppauge Higher Education

Long Island University-Brentwood, Suffolk County Community College-Western Campus, Norwalk Community College and Dowling College are some of the nearby colleges and universities.


Total Population 20,616
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 17%
Employed Population 16+ 10,079
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 57.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 44%
Median Earnings25+ $57,314
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $46,528
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,962


Median Family Income $120,044
% Above Poverty Level 96.5%
% Below Poverty Level 3.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 6.1%


People Living Alone 20.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,865
Median House Value $459,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.6%
US/American 0.1%
English 4.4%
Irish 21.2%

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

Hauppauge Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles NE of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 41 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11749, 11788
P.O. Box Zip Codes 11760
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.825
Longitude -73.203

Hauppauge Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 5.7 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 10.8 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
Distance 19.7 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
Brentwood 61,374 $68,756
Central Islip 34,960 $68,231
Islandia 3,370 $98,826
Lake Ronkonkoma 19,943 $106,229
Smithtown 118,373 $126,882

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

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