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Overview

Introduction to West Hills, New York

West Hills, New York, in Suffolk County, is 7 miles NE of Levittown, New York and 29 miles E of New York, New York.

West Hills History

A group of Englishmen arrived in this area in 1653. Huntington was officially incorporated as a town on March 7, 1788. Walt Whitman was born in the community of West Hills in 1819.

West Hills and nearby Attractions

  • Huntington Historical Society
  • West Hills County Park
  • Old Westbury Gardens
  • Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
  • Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Things To Do In West Hills

The Huntington Historical Society provides information on the historical and cultural background of the region. The Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum houses exhibits related to 19th-century whaling and scrimshaw industries. The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park, the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, the Belmont Park Race Track and the Maritime Aquarium are all accessible from West Hills. Boating, fishing and horse riding opportunities are available from Belmont Lake State Park.

West Hills Transportation

Air transportation is available from John F. Kennedy International Airport.

West Hills Higher Education

Hofstra University, SUNY College at Old Westbury and Suffolk County Community College-Western Campus are some of the nearby colleges and universities.

People

Total Population 5,098
Male Share of the Population 45.9%
Female Share of the Population 54.1%
Senior Citizens 18.1%
Employed Population 16+ 2,616
Age of the Population 48

Families

% of people married 66.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 56.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $131,929
% Above Poverty Level 98.4%
% Below Poverty Level 1.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 6.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 11.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 18.3%
Median Gross Rent $2,082
Median House Value $547,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.7%
US/American 0%
English 5.1%
Irish 21.8%

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

West Hills Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles NE of Levittown, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 29 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11743
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.816
Longitude -73.432

West Hills 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 MINEOLA
Distance 11.2 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
Station WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance 12 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
Station NEW YORK JFK INTL AP
Distance 21.6 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Bay Hills (11743)

Baycrest (11743)

Beech Croft (11743)

Cold Spring Hills (11743)

Harbor Heights (11743)

Hunt (11743)

Knollwood Beach (11743)

Lloyd Neck (11743)

Wincoma (11743)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Huntington Station 34,088 $82,531
Woodbury 11,452 $129,679

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

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