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Overview

Introduction to Medford, New York

Medford, New York, in Suffolk county, is 13 miles E of Brentwood, New York and 51 miles E of New York, New York. As of the year 2000 census, 21,985 people lived in Medford.

Medford History

In 1843, the Long Island Railroad established Medford Station in the Central Long Island Pine Barrens. The station connected Port Jefferson to Patchogue. The land around the station was auctioned by the Long Island Railroad in 1850, and was purchased by the O.L. Schwenke Land & Investment Company. The station was visited by Theodore Roosevelt in 1910.

Medford and nearby Attractions

  • Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Museum
  • Robert Moses State Park
  • Jewish Sports Hall of Fame
  • Fire Island National Seashore
  • Bartlett Arboretum
  • Atlantis Marine World Aquarium

Things To Do In Medford

Heckscher State Park, Fire Island National Seashore, Wildwood State Park, Captree State Park and Robert Moses State Park are some of the nearby parks and recreational areas. Local museums include the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Museum, the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, the Northport Historical Museum and the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. The Wildlife and Ecology Center, the Bartlett Arboretum and the Atlantis Marine World Aquarium are all accessible from Medford as well.

Medford Transportation

John F. Kennedy International is the nearest major airport.

Medford Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Sacred Heart University, Dowling College and the University of New Haven.

People

Total Population 24,535
Male Share of the Population 47.5%
Female Share of the Population 52.5%
Senior Citizens 12.5%
Employed Population 16+ 12,042
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 47.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.6%
Median Earnings25+ $50,003
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,061
Median Earnings With High School Degree $42,996

Wealth

Median Family Income $101,187
% Above Poverty Level 93.9%
% Below Poverty Level 6.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.3%
% Using Public Transportation 3.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,719
Median House Value $293,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.8%
US/American 0.2%
English 4.9%
Irish 25.8%

Medford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles E of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 51 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11763
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.817
Longitude -73.

Medford 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 PATCHOGUE 2 N
Distance 1.2 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
Station RIVERHEAD RESEARCH FARM
Distance 18.1 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 47 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.8 inches
Station BRIDGEPORT SIKORSKY AP
Distance 25.1 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 57 F
Jul Temp 66 to 82 F
Oct Temp 46 to 63 F
Annual Precip 44.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Coram 40,637 $91,317
East Patchogue 22,203 $88,617
Farmingville 16,097 $98,258
Gordon Heights 3,918 $65,833
Holtsville 20,054 $104,562
North Patchogue 6,735 $97,632
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Medford High Schools

PATCHOGUE-MEDFORD HS
181 BUFFALO AVE
631-758-1010
Serves 2,011 students.

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