Introduction to Huntington Station, New York

Huntington Station, New York, in Suffolk county, is 10 miles NW of Brentwood, New York and 30 miles E of New York, New York. The town is conveniently located inside the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area.

Huntington Station History

Huntington Station is a census-designated hamlet in the Town of Huntington. It was incorporated on March 7, 1788. The area was originally inhabited by Native Americans. The land was purchased by Daniel Whitehead, Richard Holbrook and Robert Williams in 1653 as a part of the First Purchase. Like the Town of Huntington, the hamlet is also named after Huntingdon, England. It is also the hometown of American poet Walt Whitman.

Huntington Station and nearby Attractions

  • Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site
  • Northport Historical Museum
  • Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
  • Heckscher Museum of Art
  • Adventureland Amusement Park

Things To Do In Huntington Station

While staying in Huntington Station, you can visit the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site and Museum to learn about the poet and his life. It also has several houses of worship. Leisure hours can also be spent at the Walt Whitman Mall. The Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary, Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum and the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk are also popular local spots.

Huntington Station Transportation

JFK Airport is the nearest major airport.

Huntington Station Higher Education

Opportunities for higher studies are offered by SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale, the New York Institute of Technology- Old Westbury, Suffolk County Community College- Western Campus and Long Island University- C. W. Post Campus.


Total Population 34,088
Male Share of the Population 50.8%
Female Share of the Population 49.2%
Senior Citizens 11.3%
Employed Population 16+ 16,543
Age of the Population 37


% of people married 47.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.9%
Median Earnings25+ $37,041
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,568
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,492


Median Family Income $82,531
% Above Poverty Level 84.8%
% Below Poverty Level 15.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.1%
% Using Public Transportation 10.4%


People Living Alone 20.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,587
Median House Value $352,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 48.9%
US/American 0.2%
English 2.8%
Irish 13.5%

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

Huntington Station Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles NW of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 30 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11746, 11747
Company Zip Codes 11750
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.853
Longitude -73.411

Huntington Station Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 13.6 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
Distance 14.8 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 STAMFORD 5 N
Distance 19.6 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 52.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cold Spring Harbor 5,076 $177,000
Greenlawn 14,481 $108,194
Halesite 2,810 $140,189
Huntington 204,240 $122,602

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

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