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Overview

Introduction to Lindenhurst, New York

Lindenhurst, New York, in Suffolk county, is 7 miles E of Levittown, New York and 32 miles E of New York, New York. The village is conveniently located inside the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area. There are an estimated 27,819 people in Lindenhurst.

Lindenhurst History

The earliest European settlers in this area were from Germany. They named it Breslau, after their native city of Breslau in Silesia. The town was established in 1873, and adopted its present name of Lindenhurst in 1891. The name was derived from the Linden trees that grew in the area. This area was also famous for the presence of Nazi sympathizers during the 1930s.

Lindenhurst and nearby Attractions

  • Belmont Lake State Park
  • Colonial Springs Golf Club
  • Captree State Park
  • Amityville Historical Society - Lauder Museum
  • American Airpower Museum
  • Old Bethpage Village Restoration

Things To Do In Lindenhurst

Lindenhurst is situated at an excellent location- the Atlantic Ocean is nearby and its golden sandy beaches await residents and visitors. Beach volleyball and other popular beach-related activities are common. There are some excellent and well facilitated parks and golf courses in the neighborhood as well.

Lindenhurst Transportation

John F. Kennedy International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Lindenhurst Higher Education

SUNY College of Technology, Suffolk County Community College and Hofstra University are the nearby centers of higher education.

People

Total Population 27,310
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 12.3%
Employed Population 16+ 14,586
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 51.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.8%
Median Earnings25+ $46,415
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $36,533
Median Earnings With High School Degree $37,174

Wealth

Median Family Income $94,432
% Above Poverty Level 94.2%
% Below Poverty Level 5.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation 10%

Housing

People Living Alone 21%
Median Gross Rent $1,395
Median House Value $342,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.5%
US/American 0.1%
English 3.8%
Irish 22.7%

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

Lindenhurst Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles E of Levittown, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 32 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11757
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.686
Longitude -73.373

Lindenhurst 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 WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance 7.1 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 16.4 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 NEW YORK JFK INTL AP
Distance 20.9 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 39 F
Apr Temp 42 to 59 F
Jul Temp 67 to 83 F
Oct Temp 49 to 64 F
Annual Precip 42.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Heer Park (11757)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Amityville 9,515 $107,067
Babylon 214,132 $92,242
Copiague 22,772 $73,757

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

Lindenhurst Public Libraries

Library
Lindenhurst Memorial Library
ONE LEE AVENUE
Lindenhurst, New York
(631) 957-7755
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300 CHARLES ST
631-226-6445
Serves 2,421 students.

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