North Babylon, New York

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North Babylon, New York

Introduction to North Babylon, New York

North Babylon, New York, in Suffolk county, is 6 miles SW of Brentwood, New York and 34 miles E of New York, New York. The town is part of the Nassau- Suffolk metropolitan statistical area. About 17,877 people live in North Babylon.

North Babylon History

North Babylon is a census-designated hamlet in the Town of Babylon. The region was called Huntington South in its early years. An early settler, Nathaniel Conklin, who moved with his family to this region in 1803, named it "New Babylon" after the historical town of Babylon.

North Babylon and nearby Attractions

  • American Airpower Museum
  • Lauder Museum
  • Captree State Park
  • Robert Moses State Park
  • Bergen Point Golf Club
  • Old Bethpage Village Restoration

Things To Do In North Babylon

The area has several beaches nearby which are popular tourist spots. Beach sports are quite popular. There are many islands in the vicinity where people can experience the exquisite beauty of nature. The local parks, golf clubs and museums provide standard facilities for recreation.

North Babylon Transportation

John F. Kennedy International is the nearest major airport.

North Babylon Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at Suffolk County Community College, SUNY College of Technology, Dowling College and Hofstra University.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% North Babylon Public Transportation Use
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% North Babylon Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% North Babylon People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% North Babylon Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of North Babylon, New York

Comparing North Babylon 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 Women 8 7
Well-Paid Single Men 8 7
Age of the Population 7 5
Racial Diversity 6 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 8
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Male Share of the Population 6 5
Senior Citizens 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 9
Portion of People Married 8 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
Median Family Income 9 7
College Educated Adults 6 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 8
Working at Home 4 3
Walking and Biking to Work 2 3
Short Commute Times 2 3


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

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North Babylon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles SW of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 34 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11703
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.716
Longitude -73.322

North Babylon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.4 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 17.8 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
Distance 24 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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North Babylon Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 17,877 100%
Male 8,597 48.1%
Female 9,280 51.9%
Under 18 4,209 23.5%
18+ 13,668 76.5%
65+ 2,515 14.1%
Median Age 37.7
Average Family Size 3.3
White 16,456 92.1%
African-American 371 2.1%
Asian 373 2.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 31 0.2%
Other 348 1.9%
Mixed Race 292 1.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,313 7.3%

North Babylon 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 34%
Irish 19.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.4%
German 11%
Polish 4.7%
US/American 3.4%
English 2.7%
Russian 1.9%
Greek 1.4%
Swedish 0.9%
Norwegian 0.9%
Ukrainian 0.6%
Hungarian 0.6%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
Scottish 0.5%
Turkish 0.4%
Guyanese 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Danish 0.3%
Croatian 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
British 0.3%
Afghan 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Jamaican 0.2%
Latvian 0.2%
Haitian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
North Babylon 17,877 $69,714
Babylon 12,615 $78,814
Brightwaters 3,248 $102,986
North Lindenhurst 11,767 $63,642
West Babylon 43,452 $67,013
West Bay Shore 4,775 $75,055
West Islip 28,907 $79,546

North Babylon Public Libraries

North Babylon Public Library
North Babylon, New York
(631) 669-4020

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