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Overview

Introduction to Babylon, New York

Babylon, New York is 7 miles SW of Brentwood, New York and 34 miles E of New York, New York. It is in Suffolk county. The village is part of the Nassau - Suffolk metro area.

Babylon History

The Village of Babylon was originally a part of Huntington. At that time, it was known as South Huntington. Though it was first settled in around 1689, development did not begin until the early 1800s. The name of the village was changed to Babylon in the year 1803. According to one tradition, the village was named after the biblical city of Babylon. However, many believe that the name was derived from a boisterous tavern commonly referred to as "Another Babylon."

Babylon and nearby Attractions

  • Cedar Beach
  • Old Bethpage Village Restoration
  • Belmont Lake State Park
  • Robert Moses State Park - Long Island
  • Adventureland Amusement Park
  • American Airpower Museum

Things To Do In Babylon

In Babylon, you can visit the Argyle Lake, Captree State Park, Belmont Lake State Park and Hawleys Lake. You can also visit the Overlook Beach and Cedar Beach. The Institutions Vanderbdilt Museum and Planetarium is worth taking a look around.

Babylon Transportation

The Republic Airport is the nearest major airport.

Babylon Higher Education

SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale, Dowling College, Hofstra University and Suffolk County Community College - Western Campus are among the nearby institutes that offer higher educational facilities.

Demographics

People

Total Population213,254
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens13.8%
Employed Population 16+105,808
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married47.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.4%
Median Earnings25+$44,535
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,098
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,476

Wealth

Median Family Income$94,953
% Above Poverty Level92.9%
% Below Poverty Level7.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation9.1%

Housing

People Living Alone22.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,547
Median House Value$341,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)33.1%
Italian25.5%
Irish16.7%
German11.3%
Polish5.4%
West Indian4.8%
English2.8%
Haitian2%
Jamaican1.9%
Russian1.2%
French Except Basque1.1%
Greek0.9%
Turkish0.8%
Ukrainian0.7%
Scottish0.6%
Guyanese0.5%
Trinidad Tobago0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Dutch0.5%
African0.4%
Arab0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Lithuanian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Canadian0.2%
British0.2%
Barbadian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
US/American0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Babylon Almanac

CategoryValue
County Suffolk County
Standard Zip Codes11702, 11703, 11704
P.O. Box Zip Codes11707
Phone Area Codes516,631
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.69
Approximate Longitude-73.32

Babylon 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
Distance9.7 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
StationPATCHOGUE 2 N
Distance18.6 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
StationNEW YORK JFK INTL AP
Distance23.5 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Lindenhurst27,234$95,729
North Babylon17,212$99,899
North Lindenhurst10,920$74,183
West Babylon43,359$96,027
West Bay Shore4,803$133,542
West Islip27,231$125,401

Babylon Public Libraries

Babylon School District Public Library
24 SOUTH CARLL AVENUE
Babylon, New York
(631) 669-1624

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Babylon Public Schools

Babylon Elementary School
171 Ralph Ave
ZIP: 11702
(631) 893-7960
Primary
Total Enrollment 335
Babylon Junior-senior High School
50 Railroad Ave
ZIP: 11702
(631) 893-7920
High
Total Enrollment 809
Babylon Memorial Grade School
169 Park Ave
ZIP: 11702
(631) 893-7980
Primary
Total Enrollment 486

Babylon Private Schools

Babylon Christian School
79 E Main St
ZIP: 11702
Elementary
Total Enrollment 42
South Bay Jr Academy Of Sda
150 Fire Island Ave
ZIP: 11702
Elementary
Total Enrollment 50
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