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Overview

Introduction to Wyandanch, New York

Wyandanch, New York, in Suffolk county, is 6 miles W of Brentwood, New York and 32 miles E of New York, New York. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Nassau- Suffolk metropolitan area with.

Wyandanch History

The area now known as Wyandanch was originally inhabited by Massapequa Indians. Jacob Conklin purchased the land from the Indians in 1706. It was then known as "lower Half Hollows." Wyandanch and Deer Park evolved out of this land. The community was named after the Wyandance Brice and Terra Cotta Company. Wyandanch is now a census-designated hamlet in the Town of Babylon.

Wyandanch and nearby Attractions

  • Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
  • Heckscher Museum of Art
  • Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
  • Jewish Sports Hall of Fame
  • Geiger Memorial Park

Things To Do In Wyandanch

The Sagamore Hill National Historic Site is built around the 19th century home of Theodore Roosevelt. The Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park and Eagles Nest are among the other historic sites that are close by. The Huntington Historical Society has some interesting exhibits that shed light on the local history. One can also plan a day trip to the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, which has a large living collection of freshwater reptiles, fish and amphibians.

Wyandanch Transportation

Republic Airport can be reached within a few minutes.

Wyandanch Higher Education

For higher education, residents of Wyandanch can enroll at the SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale, Suffolk County Community College-Western Campus or Hofstra University.

People

Total Population 11,558
Male Share of the Population 47.3%
Female Share of the Population 52.7%
Senior Citizens 8.5%
Employed Population 16+ 5,026
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 31.2%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $61,713
% Above Poverty Level 82.8%
% Below Poverty Level 17.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation 8.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 15%
Median Gross Rent $1,743
Median House Value $239,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 63.6%
US/American 0%
English 0.1%
Irish 1.3%

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

Wyandanch 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 40.753
Longitude -73.36

Wyandanch 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 10.2 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 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 19.2 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/.

Wyandanch Public Libraries

Library
Wyandanch Public Library
14 SOUTH 20TH STREET
Wyandanch, New York
(631) 643-4848

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Wyandanch High Schools

WYANDANCH MEMORIAL HS
54 S 32ND ST
631-491-1022
A Title I School.
Serves 559 students.

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