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Overview

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. Kings Park is part of the surrounding Nassau - Suffolk metro area.

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.

People

Total Population 17,823
Male Share of the Population 50.2%
Female Share of the Population 49.8%
Senior Citizens 20.5%
Employed Population 16+ 8,082
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 57.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 40.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $115,329
% Above Poverty Level 94.7%
% Below Poverty Level 5.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 9%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,341
Median House Value $423,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13%
US/American 0.2%
English 7.5%
Irish 28%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station SETAUKET STRONG
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
Station ISLIP LI MACARTHUR AP
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
Station PATCHOGUE 2 N
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Commack 35,914 $129,677
East Northport 19,682 $108,805
Fort Salonga 9,821 $139,265
Smithtown 118,373 $126,882

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

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Kings Park High Schools

KINGS PARK HS
200 RT 25A
631-269-3245
A Title I School.
Serves 1,136 students.

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