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Overview

Introduction to Holbrook, New York

Holbrook, New York, in Suffolk county, is 9 miles E of Brentwood, New York and 47 miles E of New York, New York. Holbrook is part of the surrounding Nassau - Suffolk metro area.

Holbrook History

Holbrook is a census-designated hamlet in Suffolk County, which was one of the 12 original counties of New York State. The hamlet is partially located in the Town of Islip and partly in the Town of Brookhaven. The area was originally inhabited by the Algonquian-speaking Native Americans.

Holbrook and nearby Attractions

  • Country Fair Entertainment Park
  • Lake Ronkonkoma Indian Princess Mural
  • Animal Farm Petting Zoo
  • Long Island Maritime Museum
  • Fire Island National Seashore
  • Atlantis Marine World Aquarium

Things To Do In Holbrook

While staying in Holbrook, you can spend your leisure hours at the Long Island Museum and Long Island Maritime Museum if you are interested in exploring the history of the area. The Animal Farm Petting Zoo, Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk and the Wildlife and Ecology Center at Holtsville are ideal destinations for trips with family and friends.

Holbrook Transportation

Long Island Mac Arthur Airport is nearby.

Holbrook Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are offered by Suffolk County Community College- Ammerman Campus, Dowling College and Saint Joseph's College-Suffolk Campus.

People

Total Population 27,533
Male Share of the Population 49.9%
Female Share of the Population 50.1%
Senior Citizens 14%
Employed Population 16+ 14,399
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 52.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 32.2%
Median Earnings25+ $52,030
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $31,648
Median Earnings With High School Degree $42,969

Wealth

Median Family Income $110,360
% Above Poverty Level 97.3%
% Below Poverty Level 2.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 6.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 18.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,751
Median House Value $356,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.5%
US/American 0.3%
English 5.6%
Irish 29.2%

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

Holbrook Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles E of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 47 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11741
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.812
Longitude -73.078

Holbrook 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 1.4 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 PATCHOGUE 2 N
Distance 4.2 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
Station BRIDGEPORT SIKORSKY AP
Distance 24.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Centereach 32,649 $101,910
Farmingville 15,690 $101,925
Holtsville 20,081 $104,511
Lake Grove 11,262 $107,212
Lake Ronkonkoma 19,943 $106,229

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

Holbrook Public Libraries

Library
Sachem Public Library
150 HOLBROOK ROAD
Holbrook, New York
(631) 588-5024
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