Melville, New York

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Melville, New York

Introduction to Melville, New York

Melville, New York, in Suffolk county, is 7 miles NE of Levittown, New York and 29 miles E of New York, New York. Part of the surrounding Nassau - Suffolk metro area, Melville is home to some 14,533 residents.

Melville History

Melville is a census-designated hamlet in the town of Huntington. It was purchased by Oyster Bay as a part of "the First Purchase" of 1653. It was originally inhabited by Native Americans. The town of Huntington was incorporated on November 30, 1666, and includes around 4 incorporated villages and more than 10 hamlets. Prior to adopting its present name in 1854, Melville was known as Sweet Hollow. It was later named after Herman Melville, the American novelist and short story writer.

Melville and nearby Attractions

  • Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
  • Adventureland Amusement Park
  • Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
  • Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary
  • Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Things To Do In Melville

Melville offers several recreational activities for both its residents and visitors. The Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, Hicksville Gregory Museum, Raynham Hall Museum and the American Airpower Museum are also within easy reach of the town. Golfers can enjoy the facilities offered by the Cantiague Park Golf Course. The Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site and the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park are also popular among those interested in history.

Melville Transportation

JFK International is the closest major airport.

Melville Higher Education

SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale and Suffolk County Community College- Western Campus are the nearby institutes of higher education.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Melville Median Family Income
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Melville Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Melville Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Melville People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Melville Well-Paid Single Women
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Melville College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Melville, New York

Comparing Melville 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 10 9
Well-Paid Single Women 10 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 10
Age of the Population 8 7
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Racial Diversity 7 8
Senior Citizens 5 5
Female Share of the Population 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 10
College Educated Adults 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 10 9
People Above Poverty 9 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 8
Working at Home 9 8
Walking and Biking to Work 5 7
Short Commute Times 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 7
Housing Recently Built 6 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 3
People Living Alone 2 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1
Affordability of Rents 1 1

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Melville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles NE of Levittown, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 29 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11747
Company Zip Codes 11750, 11775
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.793
Longitude -73.415

Melville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.9 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
Distance 16.5 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 21.5 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
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Melville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 14,533 100%
Male 7,066 48.6%
Female 7,467 51.4%
Under 18 3,710 25.5%
18+ 10,823 74.5%
65+ 2,052 14.1%
Median Age 39.1
Average Family Size 3.23
White 13,070 89.9%
African-American 300 2.1%
Asian 787 5.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0%
Other 151 1%
Mixed Race 210 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 540 3.7%

Melville 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 28.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 18%
Irish 8%
Russian 7.4%
German 6.7%
US/American 6.3%
Polish 5.1%
English 2.3%
Eastern European 1.9%
Greek 1.4%
Hungarian 1%
European 1%
Egyptian 1%
Swedish 0.8%
Ukrainian 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
Austrian 0.7%
Israeli 0.6%
Afghan 0.6%
Haitian 0.6%
Romanian 0.5%
Scottish 0.5%
Armenian 0.5%
Slavic 0.4%
Portuguese 0.4%
Dutch 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
British 0.3%
African 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Iranian 0.2%
Maltese 0.2%
Turkish 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Melville 14,533 $99,881
Old Bethpage 5,400 $100,325
Plainview 25,637 $98,233
South Huntington 9,465 $84,828
West Hills 5,607 $94,363
Wheatley Heights 5,013 $79,745
Woodbury 9,010 $139,409

Starbucks in Melville

(As of 2005)
64 Broad Hollow Road
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