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Overview

Introduction to Wheatley Heights, New York

Wheatley Heights, New York, in Suffolk county, is 6 miles W of Brentwood, New York (center to center) and 32 miles E of New York, New York.

Wheatley Heights History

Wheatley Heights, which was originally a part of the Town of Wyandanch, was named after a 1913 housing development company. It is located in Suffolk County, which was one of twelve original counties in New York. The county, organized in 1683, was named after the county of Suffolk in England.

Wheatley Heights and Nearby Attractions

  • American Air Power Museum
  • Belmont Lake State Park
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
  • Old Bethpage Village Restoration
  • Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park
  • Old Westbury Gardens

Things To Do In Wheatley Heights

A variety of recreational opportunities are available at the Bethpage State Park, and Belmont Lake State Park. Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium is also a popular destination. Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historical Park, Putnam Cottage, and Sagamore Hill National Historical Site are places of historical importance located near the town of Wheatley Heights. Opportunities to play golf are available at the Hollow Hills Golf Course and Colonial Springs Golf Course.

Wheatley Heights Transportation

John F Kennedy International Airport is the closest major airport.

Wheatley Heights Higher Education

Nearby colleges include the SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale, Hofstra University, and Suffolk County Community College - Western Campus.

People

Total Population 5,220
Male Share of the Population 44.5%
Female Share of the Population 55.5%
Senior Citizens 10.1%
Employed Population 16+ 2,522
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 48.9%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 40.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $111,650
% Above Poverty Level 94.1%
% Below Poverty Level 5.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 13.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 15.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,660
Median House Value $388,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 52.7%
US/American 0%
English 0.7%
Irish 5.4%

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

Wheatley Heights Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles W of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 32 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11798
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.763
Longitude -73.37

Wheatley Heights 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 WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance 10.4 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 ISLIP LI MACARTHUR AP
Distance 14.4 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 19.6 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Deer Park 27,346 $99,695
Dix Hills 27,374 $154,779

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

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