South Huntington, New York

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South Huntington, New York

Introduction to South Huntington, New York

South Huntington, New York is 8 miles W of Brentwood, New York (center to center) and 31 miles E of New York, New York. It is in Suffolk county, and has a population of 9,465.

South Huntington History

The Matinecock tribe of Native Americans originally inhabited this region. Robert Williams, Daniel Whitehead, and Richard Holbrook purchased land from these natives on April 2, 1653, and then sold it to a group of white settlers. This ultimately became the town of Huntington which was officially incorporated on November 30, 1666. The hamlet of South Huntington is a part of the Town of Huntington. Walt Whitman, the American poet, essayist, humanist, and journalist, was born in South Huntington in 1819.

South Huntington and Nearby Attractions

  • Huntington Historical Society
  • Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park
  • Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
  • Fire Island National Seashore
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
  • Robert Moses State Park

Things To Do In South Huntington

Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park is nearby and now includes exhibition galleries and an interpretive center. Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum showcases exhibits on the local history, 19th-century whaling, and scrimshaw. Huntington Historical Society, American Airpower Museum, Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, and Heckscher Museum of Art are among the other museums located within 10 miles of South Huntington. The home of Theodore Roosevelt on Sagamore Hill is also close to the town. Fire Island National Seashore features 32 miles of beach, nature trails, public marinas, and camping areas. Facilities for swimming, boating, fishing, horseback riding, biking, hiking, and picnicking are available at the Jones Beach State Park, Hempstead Lake State Park, Valley Stream State Park, and Belmont Lake State Park.

South Huntington Transportation

John F Kennedy International Airport is the closest major airport.

South Huntington Higher Education

Nearby colleges include the Long Island University - Brentwood, SUNY Farmingdale, and SUNY Old Westbury.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% South Huntington Public Transportation Use
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% South Huntington Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% South Huntington Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% South Huntington Well-Paid Single Women
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% South Huntington College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of South Huntington, New York

Comparing South Huntington 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 Men 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Age of the Population 8 7
Senior Citizens 7 7
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Racial Diversity 6 7
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 6


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 9
College Educated Adults 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 8 8
People Above Poverty 8 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 8
Working at Home 7 6
Walking and Biking to Work 2 4
Short Commute Times 1 3


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

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South Huntington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles W of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 31 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11746
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.823
Longitude -73.399

South Huntington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 38 F
Apr Temp 41 to 58 F
Jul Temp 66 to 83 F
Oct Temp 47 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.3 inches
Distance 13.1 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 21 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
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South Huntington Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 9,465 100%
Male 4,580 48.4%
Female 4,885 51.6%
Under 18 2,122 22.4%
18+ 7,343 77.6%
65+ 1,573 16.6%
Median Age 39.7
Average Family Size 3.14
White 8,847 93.5%
African-American 80 0.8%
Asian 336 3.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.1%
Other 78 0.8%
Mixed Race 118 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 356 3.8%

South Huntington 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 28%
Irish 18%
German 14.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.1%
Polish 4.2%
English 3.4%
US/American 3.1%
Russian 2%
Greek 1.8%
Dutch 1%
Swedish 0.8%
Other Arab 0.7%
Norwegian 0.7%
Eastern European 0.6%
Scottish 0.6%
European 0.6%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
Armenian 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Austrian 0.5%
Iranian 0.5%
Portuguese 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
Romanian 0.4%
Afghan 0.4%
Turkish 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Belgian 0.3%
Iraqi 0.2%
British 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Egyptian 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
South African 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
South Huntington 9,465 $84,828
Dix Hills 26,024 $108,081
Huntington 18,403 $100,494
Huntington Station 29,910 $67,115
Melville 14,533 $99,881
West Hills 5,607 $94,363
Woodbury 9,010 $139,409

South Huntington Public Libraries

Half Hollow Hills Community Public Library
South Huntington, New York
(631) 421-4530
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South Huntington Public Library
South Huntington, New York
(631) 549-4411

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