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Overview

Introduction to Oakdale, New York

Oakdale, New York, in Suffolk County, is 6 miles SE of Brentwood, New York and 44 miles E of New York, New York.

Oakdale History

Eliphalet Snedecor ran a tavern in this region and was instrumental in bringing business barons to this region. In 1866, wealthy patrons competed to create superb establishments in the forest near Great South Bay. The most prominent of these patrons was William K. Vanderbilt, the grandson of railroad magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt. A number of extravagant, lavish homes were soon built in the area.

Oakdale and nearby Attractions

  • American Airpower Museum
  • Caumsett State Historic Park
  • Belmont Lake State Park
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
  • Blue Mountain

Things To Do In Oakdale

Local museums include the American Airpower Museum, the Long Island Museum and the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Museum. Connetquot River State Park Preserve, Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park, Bethpage State Park and Heckscher State Park are some of the nearby parks and recreational areas. Local festivals include the Fire Island Film & Video Festival, held every September, and the Long Island Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, held every October.

Oakdale Transportation

Flights are available from John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Oakdale Higher Education

Dowling College, Long Island University-Brentwood and the New York College of Health Professions are the local colleges.

People

Total Population 7,336
Male Share of the Population 45.8%
Female Share of the Population 54.2%
Senior Citizens 18.3%
Employed Population 16+ 3,393
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 55.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $121,167
% Above Poverty Level 96.7%
% Below Poverty Level 3.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 7.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,585
Median House Value $428,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.4%
US/American 0%
English 6.9%
Irish 23.9%

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

Oakdale Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles SE of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 44 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11769
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.743
Longitude -73.139

Oakdale 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 ISLIP LI MACARTHUR AP
Distance 4.4 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 PATCHOGUE 2 N
Distance 8.3 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 WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance 20 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bohemia 9,977 $96,528
East Islip 13,802 $126,229
Great River 1,561 $132,407
Islip Terrace 5,327 $111,131

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

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