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Overview

Introduction to Commack, New York

Commack, New York, in Suffolk county, is 4 miles NW of Brentwood, New York and 36 miles E of New York, New York. The town is included in the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area.

Commack History

Commack was originally inhabited by the Nessaquakes, Matinecocks and Secatogues Indians. The area derived its name from an Secatogue term, meaning "Pleasant lands." Commack was famous for its fertile soil and abundant plant and wildlife while it was inhabited by Native Americans. The area was first settled in by Europeans in the early 1650s. The first church of the town was built in 1665, and the first railroad entered Commack in the late 1860s.

Commack and nearby Attractions

  • Jewish Sports Hall of Fame
  • Mysterious Forest of Commack Road
  • Adventureland Amusement Park
  • Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary
  • Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
  • Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Things To Do In Commack

In Commack, you can spend your leisure hours at Commack Park, Sunshine Acres Park, Burr - Winkle Park and Valmont Village Park. You can also plan a day trip to the Fire Island National Seashore, Belmont Lake State Park and the Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge. The Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium is also a popular nearby spot. The town of Commack also organizes several recreational events throughout the year.

Commack Transportation

La Guardia and JFK are the nearest major airports.

Commack Higher Education

The Long Island Business Institute is located inside of Commack. Suffolk County Community College - Western Campus and Dowling College are also nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population36,625
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens17.6%
Employed Population 16+17,895
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married60.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher50%
Median Earnings25+$61,304
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,607
Median Earnings With High School Degree$38,815

Wealth

Median Family Income$135,182
% Above Poverty Level96.2%
% Below Poverty Level3.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation7.1%

Housing

People Living Alone16.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,665
Median House Value$468,500

Ancestry

Italian33.7%
Irish20.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18%
German14.1%
Polish7.7%
Russian5.6%
English3.8%
Greek1.9%
Austrian1.5%
Hungarian1.4%
French Except Basque1.2%
Czech0.9%
Swedish0.8%
Scottish0.7%
Arab0.6%
Ukrainian0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Romanian0.6%
Dutch0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
Lebanese0.3%
Afghan)0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Turkish0.3%
Swiss0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Israeli0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Syrian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Basque0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Croatian0.1%
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Commack Almanac

CategoryValue
County Suffolk County
Standard Zip Codes11725
Phone Area Codes631
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.84
Approximate Longitude-73.28

Commack 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
Distance10.5 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
Distance15.6 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
Distance17.2 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
Dix Hills27,403$155,856
East Northport19,373$113,574
Elwood11,197$122,039
Fort Salonga9,835$165,781
Greenlawn14,208$116,685
Kings Park17,157$123,510

Commack Public Libraries

Commack Public Library District
18 HAUPPAUGE ROAD
Commack, New York
(631) 499-0888

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Commack Public Schools

Burr Intermediate School
Burr Rd
ZIP: 11725
(631) 858-3636
Primary
Total Enrollment 807
Commack High School
1 Scholar Ln
ZIP: 11725
(631) 912-2109
High
Total Enrollment 2442
Commack Middle School
700 Vanderbilt Pky
ZIP: 11725
(631) 858-3505
Middle
Total Enrollment 1710
Indian Hollow School
151 Kings Park Rd
ZIP: 11725
(631) 858-3590
Primary
Total Enrollment 269
North Ridge School
300 Townline Rd
ZIP: 11725
(631) 912-2190
Primary
Total Enrollment 337
Sawmill Intermediate School
103 New Hwy
ZIP: 11725
(631) 858-3655
Primary
Total Enrollment 665
Wood Park School
15 New Hwy
ZIP: 11725
(631) 858-3680
Primary
Total Enrollment 304

Commack Private Schools

Holy Family Regional School
2 Indian Head Rd
ZIP: 11725
Elementary
Total Enrollment 269
Nassau Suffolk Services For Autism
80 Hauppauge Rd
ZIP: 11725
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 25
The Children's Center At Ucp
9 Smiths Ln
ZIP: 11725
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 51
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