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Overview

Introduction to Central Islip, New York

Central Islip, New York, in Suffolk county, is 2 miles E of Brentwood, New York and 40 miles E of New York, New York. The town is considered part of the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area.

Central Islip History

Central Islip was named in reference to its position between Islip and East Islip. East Islip was once famous for its mental hospital, which was established by New York City in the late 19th century. At its peak in 1955, the hospital had about 10,000 patients. However, it was shut down in 1977.

Central Islip and nearby Attractions

  • Jewish Sports Hall of Fame
  • South Haven County Park
  • Heckscher State Park
  • Hamlet Wind Watch Golf Club
  • Lake Ronkonkoma
  • Blydenburgh Park

Things To Do In Central Islip

The Long Island Maritime Museum is a few miles away and is a popular spot among locals and tourists. The Connecticut River State Park has walking trails as well as a wide range of facilities for relaxation and entertainment. The water front has facilities for fishing, swimming, boating and other water sports.

Central Islip Transportation

John F. Kennedy International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Central Islip Higher Education

Suffolk County Community College, Dowling College and Saint Joseph's College provide opportunities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population33,253
Male Share of the Population51.9%
Female Share of the Population48.1%
Senior Citizens9.7%
Employed Population 16+16,131
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married37.2%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.8%
Median Earnings25+$38,318
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,926
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,615

Wealth

Median Family Income$72,044
% Above Poverty Level87%
% Below Poverty Level13%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation6.2%

Housing

People Living Alone23.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,553
Median House Value$254,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)58.6%
West Indian8.9%
Italian5.8%
Irish5.4%
African5%
German4.8%
Haitian3.1%
Jamaican2.7%
Trinidad Tobago1.7%
Polish1.2%
English0.8%
Swedish0.5%
Guyanese0.5%
Nigerian0.5%
Portuguese0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Belizean0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Ghanaian0.3%
Russian0.3%
French Except Basque0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Hungarian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Bahamian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Scottish0.1%
Czech0.1%
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Central Islip Almanac

CategoryValue
County Suffolk County
Standard Zip Codes11722, 11749
Phone Area Codes516,631
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.78
Approximate Longitude-73.19

Central Islip 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
Distance5.4 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
Distance10.6 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
StationWANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance18.4 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
Brentwood63,115$74,113
East Islip13,616$145,448
Hauppauge19,852$123,399
Islandia3,352$104,333
Islip Terrace5,611$116,352

Central Islip Public Libraries

Central Islip Public Library
33 HAWTHORNE AVENUE
Central Islip, New York
(631) 234-9333

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Central Islip Public Schools

Central Islip Early Childhood Center
50 Wheeler Rd
ZIP: 11722
(631) 348-5140
Primary
Total Enrollment 771
Central Islip Senior High School
85 Wheeler Rd
ZIP: 11722
(631) 348-5078
High
Total Enrollment 2033
Charles A Mulligan Middle School
1 Broadway
ZIP: 11722
(631) 348-5041
Middle
Total Enrollment 762
Cordello Avenue Elementary School
51 Cordello Ave
ZIP: 11722
(631) 348-4190
Primary
Total Enrollment 643
Francis J O'neill School
545 Clayton St
ZIP: 11722
(631) 348-5060
Primary
Total Enrollment 726
Marguerite L Mulvey School
44 E Cherry St
ZIP: 11722
(631) 348-5059
Primary
Total Enrollment 668
Ralph Reed School
200 Half Mile Rd
ZIP: 11722
(631) 348-5065
Middle
Total Enrollment 784

Central Islip Private Schools

Our Lady Of Providence Regional School
82 Carleton Ave
ZIP: 11722
Elementary
Total Enrollment 258
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