Holbrook, New York

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Holbrook, New York

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. Part of the surrounding Nassau - Suffolk metro area, Holbrook is home to some 27,512 residents.

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.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Holbrook Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Holbrook People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Holbrook Median Family Income
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Holbrook Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Holbrook, New York

Comparing Holbrook 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 Women 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 8
Male Share of the Population 6 7
Age of the Population 6 2
Female Share of the Population 5 4
Racial Diversity 3 7
Senior Citizens 2 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
Median Family Income 9 8
College Educated Adults 5 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 8
Short Commute Times 1 3
Walking and Biking to Work 1 6
Working at Home 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 7 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 6
People Living Alone 1 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 3
Affordability of Rents 1 2

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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Holbrook Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 27,512 100%
Male 13,376 48.6%
Female 14,136 51.4%
Under 18 7,075 25.7%
18+ 20,437 74.3%
65+ 2,058 7.5%
Median Age 35.3
Average Family Size 3.38
White 25,847 93.9%
African-American 363 1.3%
Asian 789 2.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 23 0.1%
Other 189 0.7%
Mixed Race 289 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,616 5.9%

Holbrook 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 38.4%
Irish 19.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.5%
German 10.1%
Polish 3.5%
US/American 2.9%
English 2.7%
Russian 2.1%
Scottish 1%
Greek 1%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
Norwegian 0.6%
Portuguese 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
Swedish 0.5%
Eastern European 0.5%
Hungarian 0.5%
Austrian 0.4%
European 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
Turkish 0.3%
Czech 0.2%
Israeli 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Holbrook 27,512 $76,349
Centereach 27,285 $71,336
Farmingville 16,458 $72,750
Holtsville 17,006 $71,784
Lake Grove 10,250 $73,065
Lake Ronkonkoma 19,701 $67,375
Ronkonkoma 20,029 $73,003

Holbrook Public Libraries

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