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Overview

Introduction to Brentwood, New York

Brentwood, New York, in Suffolk county, is 38 miles E of New York, New York. The town is located in the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area.

Brentwood History

Brentwood was once known as Modern Times. It was established over 750 acres of land in Long Island in March of 1821. Josiah Warren, Stephen Pearl Andrews and Christian Sorto established the community based on the concept of "individual sovereignty," which meant that every individual living in the area could live their lives the way they saw fit. However, after the Civil War, many people who did not share the libertine and economic philosophy of the earlier residents moved into the town. This led to the dissolution of the community and Modern Times was renamed after the village of Brentwood, England.

Brentwood and nearby Attractions

  • Heckscher State Park
  • Belmont Lake State Park
  • Brentwood Country
  • Connecticut River State Park
  • Brentwood Country Club
  • Hoyt Farm Town Park

Things To Do In Brentwood

The Connecticut River State Park is an excellent place to relax and pursue recreational activities. It is near the waterfront, and provides opportunities for water sports as well.

Brentwood Transportation

Air transportation facilities are available at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Brentwood Higher Education

Suffolk County Community College - Western Campus and Long Island University are the local higher education centers.

Demographics

People

Total Population61,438
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens8.6%
Employed Population 16+30,200
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married38.9%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.2%
Median Earnings25+$31,192
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,120
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,752

Wealth

Median Family Income$69,835
% Above Poverty Level87.6%
% Below Poverty Level12.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation4.2%

Housing

People Living Alone12.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,322
Median House Value$280,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)70.2%
West Indian7.8%
Haitian5%
Italian4.2%
Irish3.2%
German1.8%
Jamaican1.2%
African1.2%
English0.7%
Guyanese0.7%
Trinidad Tobago0.5%
Polish0.5%
Russian0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Swedish0.2%
Barbadian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Belizean0.1%
British0.1%
Czech0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Scottish0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
French Except Basque0.1%
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Brentwood Almanac

CategoryValue
County Suffolk County
Standard Zip Codes11717
Phone Area Codes516,631
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.78
Approximate Longitude-73.24

Brentwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationISLIP LI MACARTHUR AP
Distance7.8 miles
Jan Temp23 to 39 F
Apr Temp40 to 58 F
Jul Temp66 to 83 F
Oct Temp45 to 64 F
Annual Precip46.5 inches
StationPATCHOGUE 2 N
Distance13 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
StationWANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance16.1 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bay Shore29,704$74,888
Central Islip34,724$69,578
Hauppauge20,301$118,574
Islip335,710$97,091
Islip Terrace5,302$113,250
North Bay Shore21,377$83,526

Brentwood Public Libraries

Brentwood Public Library
34 SECOND AVENUE
Brentwood, New York
(631) 273-7883

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Brentwood Public Schools

Brentwood High School
2 6th Ave
ZIP: 11717
(631) 434-2204
High
Total Enrollment 4289
East Elementary School
50 Timberline Dr
ZIP: 11717
(631) 434-2525
Primary
Total Enrollment 642
East Middle School
70 Hilltop Dr
ZIP: 11717
(631) 434-2473
Middle
Total Enrollment 1030
Freshman Center
33 Leahy Ave
ZIP: 11717
(631) 434-2541
Other
Total Enrollment 1209
Laurel Park Elementary School
48 Swan Ln
ZIP: 11717
(631) 434-2464
Primary
Total Enrollment 633
Loretta Park Elementary School
77 Stahley St
ZIP: 11717
(631) 434-2246
Primary
Total Enrollment 747
North Elementary School
50 W White St
ZIP: 11717
(631) 434-2275
Primary
Total Enrollment 850
North Middle School
350 Wicks Rd
ZIP: 11717
(631) 434-2356
Middle
Total Enrollment 1100
Northeast Elementary School
2 Devon Rd
ZIP: 11717
(631) 434-2435
Primary
Total Enrollment 1048
Pine Park Elementary School
1 Mur Pl
ZIP: 11717
(631) 434-2251
Primary
Total Enrollment 634
South Middle School
785 Candlewood Rd
ZIP: 11717
(631) 434-2341
Middle
Total Enrollment 892
Southeast Elementary School
1 Melody Ln
ZIP: 11717
(631) 434-2265
Primary
Total Enrollment 701
Twin Pines Elementary School
2 Mur Pl
ZIP: 11717
(631) 434-2457
Primary
Total Enrollment 921

Brentwood Private Schools

Mdq Academy
1725 Brentwood Rd
ZIP: 11717
Elementary
Total Enrollment 133
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