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. There are 8,075 residents in the town.

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.


Total Population 7,551
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 16.8%
Employed Population 16+ 3,577
Age of the Population 45


% of people married 57%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 35.2%
Median Earnings25+ $51,475
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $51,058
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,750


Median Family Income $110,966
% Above Poverty Level 96.5%
% Below Poverty Level 3.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 4.4%


People Living Alone 28.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,455
Median House Value $436,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.1%
US/American 0%
English 6.5%
Irish 23.6%

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


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

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
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
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

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Location Population Median Family Income
Bohemia 10,275 $100,844
East Islip 13,989 $119,739
Great River 1,636 $130,046
Islip Terrace 5,132 $112,823
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