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Overview

Introduction to Selden, New York

Selden, New York, in Suffolk county, is 12 miles NE of Brentwood, New York and 50 miles E of New York, New York. The town is in the Nassau- Suffolk area.

Selden History

Selden is a hamlet in the Town of Brookhaven, which was officially incorporated in 1686. The area was originally inhabited by Algonquian-speaking Native Americans. The town of Brookhaven includes around 8 incorporated villages and over 50 unincorporated hamlets. Selden was named in honor of Lieutenant Governor Henry Selden.

Selden and nearby Attractions

  • Long Island Museum
  • Cathedral Pines County Park
  • Animal Farm Petting Zoo
  • Robert Moses State Park
  • Atlantis Marine World Aquarium
  • Fire Island National Seashore

Things To Do In Selden

While staying in Selden, you can visit the Cathedral Pines County Park, the Country Fair Entertainment Park and the Wildlife and Ecology Center at Holtsville. The town also offers easy access to numerous historical sites and museums, including the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park, Long Island Maritime Museum, Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Museum, Marshall Field III estate and the BNL Science Museum.

Selden Transportation

Long Island Mac Arthur Airport is the nearest major airport.

Selden Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are offered by Suffolk County Community College- Ammerman Campus, Dowling College, Sacred Heart University and Saint Joseph's College- Suffolk Campus.

People

Total Population 20,123
Male Share of the Population 49.4%
Female Share of the Population 50.6%
Senior Citizens 12.1%
Employed Population 16+ 9,969
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 49.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $92,283
% Above Poverty Level 92.2%
% Below Poverty Level 7.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 4.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 15.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,533
Median House Value $298,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25%
US/American 0.1%
English 3.4%
Irish 20.6%

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

Selden Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles NE of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 50 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11784
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.866
Longitude -73.036

Selden 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 5 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 RIVERHEAD RESEARCH FARM
Distance 18.1 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
Station BRIDGEPORT SIKORSKY AP
Distance 21.4 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 57 F
Jul Temp 66 to 82 F
Oct Temp 46 to 63 F
Annual Precip 44.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Selden, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Old Westfield (11784)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Centereach 32,649 $101,910
Coram 40,685 $92,878
Farmingville 15,690 $101,925
Gordon Heights 3,866 $69,219
Holtsville 20,081 $104,511

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

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Selden High Schools

NEWFIELD HS
145 MARSHALL DR
631-285-8300
Serves 1,691 students.

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