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Overview

Introduction to Huntington, New York

Huntington, New York, in Suffolk county, is 10 miles NE of Levittown, New York and 30 miles E of New York, New York. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area with. Huntington has a population of approximately 18,403.

Huntington History

Richard Holbrook, Daniel Whitehead and Robert Williams purchased the land that now covers the town of Huntington from the Matinecock Indians on April 2, 1653. Early settlers were English people from Massachusetts and Connecticut. Jonas Houldsworth became the first schoolmaster of the area in 1657. Huntington was originally incorporated on November 30, 1666. It became a town on March 7, 1788.

Huntington and nearby Attractions

  • Caumsett State Park
  • Conklin Farmhouse Museum
  • Joseph Lloyd Manor
  • Heckscher Museum of Art
  • Kissam House
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium

Things To Do In Huntington

There are several parks and playgrounds in Huntington. You can visit the Hecksher Park, Gold Star Beach, Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge and Caumsett State Park during your leisure hours. The Adventureland Amusement Park is also close to the town and is an ideal destination for a family daytrip. You can also visit the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. In addition, the town of Huntington organizes several festivals throughout the year.

Huntington Transportation

JFK International is the nearest full-service airport.

Huntington Higher Education

The Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Long Island University- C. W. Post Campus, SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale, Norwalk Community College and Hofstra University offer higher educational facilities.

People

Total Population 204,088
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 16.2%
Employed Population 16+ 97,436
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 57.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 49.4%
Median Earnings25+ $57,224
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,893
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,428

Wealth

Median Family Income $124,038
% Above Poverty Level 94%
% Below Poverty Level 6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 5.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 10.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,605
Median House Value $499,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.2%
US/American 0.3%
English 5.8%
Irish 20%

Huntington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles NE of Levittown, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 30 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11743
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.868
Longitude -73.426

Huntington 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 MINEOLA
Distance 13.7 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 15.6 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
Station ISLIP LI MACARTHUR AP
Distance 17.7 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Huntington, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bay Hills (11743)

Baycrest (11743)

Beech Croft (11743)

Cold Spring Hills (11743)

Harbor Heights (11743)

Hunt (11743)

Knollwood Beach (11743)

Lloyd Neck (11743)

Wincoma (11743)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Centerport 5,717 $136,696
Cold Spring Harbor 5,041 $164,286
Halesite 2,773 $143,438
Huntington Bay 1,441 $191,625
Huntington Station 34,005 $82,557
Laurel Hollow 1,720 $212,083

Huntington Hospitals

HUNTINGTON HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
270 PARK AVENUE
(631) 351-2000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Huntington High Schools

HUNTINGTON HS
MCKAY RD
631-673-2003
Serves 1,057 students.

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