Kings Park, New York

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Kings Park, New York

Introduction to Kings Park, New York

Kings Park, New York, in Suffolk county, is 7 miles N of Brentwood, New York and 39 miles E of New York, New York. Part of the surrounding Nassau - Suffolk metro area, Kings Park is home to some 16,146 residents.

Kings Park History

Kings Park was once a small railroad station known as Brooklyn East. The King’s Park Psychiatric Center was built in 1885 and the community went on to be renamed after the hospital. The community thrived around the hospital, which reached its peak patient population in 1954. The Psychiatric Center continued to be the chief employer in the area and was influential in its development. The community continued to grow after the hospital was closed and it went on to become one of the wealthiest areas in New York.

Kings Park and nearby Attractions

  • Northport Historical Museum
  • Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum
  • Sunken Meadow State Park
  • Indian Hills Country Club
  • Crab Meadow Park
  • New Mill Pond

Things To Do In Kings Park

The best part of King’s Park is its five-mile long shoreline. The beaches are the most popular spots and are flocked by residents as well as tourists, who pursue beach-based activities and various water sports. The area is also home to some interesting museums where one can get enlightened about the local history. Golf lovers have easy access to some excellent golf courses along the shore.

Kings Park Transportation

John F. Kennedy International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Kings Park Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Suffolk County Community College, Dowling College, and Suffolk County Community College.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Kings Park Public Transportation Use
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Kings Park Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Kings Park People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Kings Park Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Kings Park Well-Paid Single Women
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Kings Park Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Kings Park, New York

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 8
Average Household Size 9 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
People Above Poverty 9 8
College Educated Adults 7 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 8
Working at Home 7 6
Short Commute Times 1 3
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 5
Housing Recently Built 5 8
People Living Alone 3 3
Affordability of Rents 2 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 3

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Kings Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles N of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 39 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11754
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.886
Longitude -73.257

Kings Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 40 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 47 to 66 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Distance 10.2 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 14.7 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
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Kings Park Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 16,146 100%
Male 7,861 48.7%
Female 8,285 51.3%
Under 18 4,075 25.2%
18+ 12,071 74.8%
65+ 2,239 13.9%
Median Age 37.8
Average Family Size 3.32
White 15,411 95.4%
African-American 136 0.8%
Asian 305 1.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 21 0.1%
Other 100 0.6%
Mixed Race 168 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 538 3.3%

Kings Park 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 34%
Irish 22.4%
German 11.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7%
Polish 4.6%
US/American 3.4%
Russian 2.3%
English 2.2%
Greek 1.4%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Norwegian 0.9%
Swedish 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
European 0.7%
Hungarian 0.6%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Afghan 0.5%
Dutch 0.5%
Scottish 0.4%
Egyptian 0.4%
Eastern European 0.3%
Portuguese 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Slovak 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Maltese 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

San Remo (11754)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Kings Park 16,146 $80,952
Commack 36,367 $88,406
East Northport 20,845 $80,291
Fort Salonga 9,634 $106,253
Nissequogue 1,543 $157,973
Northport 7,606 $104,488
Smithtown 26,901 $88,235
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A Title I School.
Serves 1,136 students.

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