Holtsville, New York

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Holtsville, New York

Introduction to Holtsville, New York

Holtsville, New York, in Suffolk county, is 10 miles E of Brentwood, New York and 49 miles E of New York, New York. The town is part of the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan statistical area. About 17,006 people live in Holtsville.

Holtsville History

Holtsville is a census-designated hamlet located in the Town of Islip. The area was originally inhabited by the Algonquian-speaking Native Americans and was first settled in by Europeans in the late 1600s. Holtsville was named after postmaster general Joseph Holt.

Holtsville and nearby Attractions

  • Empire State Carousel Museum
  • Long Island Museum
  • Smith Point Park Beach
  • Animal Farm Petting Zoo
  • Fire Island National Seashore
  • Atlantis Marine World Aquarium

Things To Do In Holtsville

Holtsville offers a number of recreational facilities for both its residents and visitors. The Long Island Maritime Museum, Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Museum and the Long Island Museum are good places to learn more about the history of the region. The Cathedral Pines County Park, Smith Point Park Beach and Wildwood State Park are also ideal destinations for day trips with family and friends. The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is also nearby.

Holtsville Transportation

JFK International is the nearest major airport.

Holtsville Higher Education

Suffolk County Community College- Ammerman Campus, Dowling College and Saint Joseph's College- Suffolk Campus are some of the nearby institutes of higher education.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Holtsville People in Middle Class or Better
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Holtsville Public Transportation Use
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Holtsville Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Holtsville Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Holtsville, New York

Comparing Holtsville 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 10
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Racial Diversity 6 7
Well-Paid Single Men 5 4
Age of the Population 4 2
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Senior Citizens 1 1


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


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Walking and Biking to Work 5 7
Working at Home 4 4
Short Commute Times 2 4


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

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Holtsville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles E of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 49 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11742
Company Zip Codes 00501, 00544
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.815
Longitude -73.045

Holtsville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.6 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
Distance 20.1 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 47 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.8 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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Holtsville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 17,006 100%
Male 8,332 49%
Female 8,674 51%
Under 18 4,801 28.2%
18+ 12,205 71.8%
65+ 1,173 6.9%
Median Age 34.5
Average Family Size 3.47
White 16,049 94.4%
African-American 189 1.1%
Asian 296 1.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 31 0.2%
Other 205 1.2%
Mixed Race 235 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,200 7.1%

Holtsville 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 37.5%
Irish 19.9%
German 10.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.4%
Polish 3.7%
US/American 3.5%
English 1.5%
Russian 1.4%
Greek 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Portuguese 1%
Ukrainian 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
Norwegian 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
Hungarian 0.5%
Swedish 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Finnish 0.3%
Scottish 0.3%
European 0.3%
Maltese 0.3%
Eastern European 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Afghan 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 0.2%
Serbian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Jamaican 0.2%
Cypriot 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Holtsville 17,006 $71,784
Farmingville 16,458 $72,750
Holbrook 27,512 $76,349
Medford 21,985 $70,493
North Patchogue 7,825 $65,117
Ronkonkoma 20,029 $73,003
Selden 21,861 $62,708
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