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Overview

Introduction to Middle Island, New York

Middle Island, New York, in Suffolk county, is 17 miles NE of Brentwood, New York (center to center) and 55 miles E of New York, New York. The town has a population of 9,702.

Middle Island History

The history of the community began in 1766, when the first Presbyterian Church was constructed and Rev. David Rose served as pastor. In the same year, a cemetery was built and in 1813, the first schoolhouse was established. Pfeiffer's Store, a typical country store that served the area for more than 100 years, was the center of social activity during those years. Alonzo Chappel settled near the Corwin's Pond in 1869, and the lake was thereafter named "Artist Lake". The community was christened "Middle Island" because of its location between the Eastern and Western boundaries of Long Island, as well as the Northern and Southern ends. It is now a part of the Town of Brookhaven.

Middle Island and Nearby Attractions

  • Suffolk County Historical Society
  • Marshall Field III estate
  • Atlantis Marine World Aquarium
  • Hillwood Art Museum
  • Fire Island National Seashore
  • Cathedral Pines County Park

Things To Do In Middle Island

Suffolk County Historical Society, Long Island Museum, Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Museum, and Long Island Maritime Museum have artifacts and memorabilia depicting the region's natural, cultural, and historical background. Opportunities for golf are available at the Middle Island Country Club, Mill Pond Golf Course, and Spring Lake Golf Club. Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park, Weir Farm National Historic Site, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, Marshall Field III estate, and Thomas Griswold House are some of the historic sites in the area. Middle Island, which is home to the Cathedral Pines County Park, is situatedupon 320 acres and features biking trails and open camp sites. Fire Island National Seashore is another popular place to visit.

Middle Island Transportation

Long Island Mac Arthur is the closest major airport.

Middle Island Higher Education

Colleges near Middle Island are Dowling College, New York Institute of Technology - Central Islip, Saint Joseph's College - Suffolk, and SUNY Stony Brook.

People

Total Population 9,949
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 20.2%
Employed Population 16+ 4,498
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 49.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.9%
Median Earnings25+ $49,366
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $29,688
Median Earnings With High School Degree $41,773

Wealth

Median Family Income $84,009
% Above Poverty Level 89.3%
% Below Poverty Level 10.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 37 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 3.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,507
Median House Value $270,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.1%
US/American 0.3%
English 5.1%
Irish 21.3%

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

Middle Island Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles NE of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 55 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11953
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.884
Longitude -72.937

Middle Island 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 6.7 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
Station ISLIP LI MACARTHUR AP
Distance 10.3 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 RIVERHEAD RESEARCH FARM
Distance 12.9 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Coram 40,685 $92,878
Gordon Heights 3,866 $69,219

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

Middle Island Public Libraries

Library
Longwood Public Library
800 MIDDLE COUNTRY ROAD
Middle Island, New York
(631) 924-6400

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Middle Island High Schools

LONGWOOD HS
100 LONGWOOD RD
631-345-9200
Serves 3,138 students.

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