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Overview

Introduction to Amityville, New York

Amityville, New York, in Suffolk county, is 6 miles SE of Levittown, New York and 29 miles E of New York, New York.

Amityville History

This area was originally known as Huntington West Neck South. The name was changed in 1846, when residents organized a meeting in order to find a better name for their new post office. Some believe the town was named after the boat of the largest landowner in the area. Amityville was officially incorporated on March 3, 1894.

Amityville and nearby Attractions

  • American Airpower Museum
  • Marshall Field III Estate
  • Belmont Lake State Park
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
  • Roslyn Grist Mill

Things To Do In Amityville

Local museums include the American Airpower Museum, the Old Bethpage Village Restoration and the Hicksville Gregory Museum. Nearby historic sites include the Caumsett State Historic Park, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site and the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park. Belmont Lake State Park, Bethpage State Park and Cantiague Park are some of the parks accessible from Amityville.

Amityville Transportation

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

Amityville Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Hofstra University, SUNY Farmingdale, and the New York Institute of Technology.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,484
Male Share of the Population45%
Female Share of the Population55%
Senior Citizens18.2%
Employed Population 16+4,747
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married51.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher36.5%
Median Earnings25+$45,873
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,774
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,482

Wealth

Median Family Income$105,625
% Above Poverty Level88.7%
% Below Poverty Level11.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation17%

Housing

People Living Alone28.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,494
Median House Value$378,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)30.3%
Irish25.9%
Italian20.8%
German11.5%
English6.2%
Polish6.2%
French Except Basque2.6%
West Indian2.4%
Haitian1.6%
Jamaican1.5%
Portuguese1.4%
Greek1.4%
Norwegian1.3%
Russian1.3%
Scottish1.1%
Welsh1.1%
African0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Swedish0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Czech0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Turkish0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Albanian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Australian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Cypriot0.1%
Croatian0.1%
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Amityville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Suffolk County
Standard Zip Codes11701
Phone Area Codes516,631
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.66
Approximate Longitude-73.41

Amityville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationWANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance4.8 miles
Jan Temp24 to 37 F
Apr Temp40 to 55 F
Jul Temp67 to 81 F
Oct Temp47 to 62 F
Annual Precip42.9 inches
StationNEW YORK JFK INTL AP
Distance18.6 miles
Jan Temp25 to 39 F
Apr Temp42 to 59 F
Jul Temp67 to 83 F
Oct Temp49 to 64 F
Annual Precip42.4 inches
StationPATCHOGUE 2 N
Distance23.4 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp64 to 83 F
Oct Temp45 to 64 F
Annual Precip50.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Copiague23,327$76,409
East Massapequa19,827$115,955
Lindenhurst27,234$95,729
Massapequa21,820$133,060
Massapequa Park17,176$130,030
North Amityville20,150$86,933

Amityville Public Libraries

Amityville Public Library
19 JOHN STREET
Amityville, New York
(631) 264-0567

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Amityville Public Schools

Amityville Memorial High School
250 Merrick Rd
ZIP: 11701
(631) 565-6100
High
Total Enrollment 758
Northeast School
420 Albany Ave
ZIP: 11701
(631) 565-6400
Primary
Total Enrollment 395
Park Avenue School
140 Park Ave
ZIP: 11701
(631) 565-6300
Other
Total Enrollment 613
Edmund W Miles Middle School
501 Rt 110
ZIP: 11701
(631) 565-6200
Middle
Total Enrollment 644
Northwest Elementary School
450 County Line Rd
ZIP: 11701
(631) 565-6500
Primary
Total Enrollment 752

Amityville Private Schools

Bethesda Sda Elementary
76 Parkway Ave
ZIP: 11701
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 16
St Martin Of Tours School
41 Union Ave Unit 2
ZIP: 11701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 333
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