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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.

People

Total Population 35,914
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 17.5%
Employed Population 16+ 17,320
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 60.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 48.8%
Median Earnings25+ $60,501
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,780
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,837

Wealth

Median Family Income $129,677
% Above Poverty Level 96.5%
% Below Poverty Level 3.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 7.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 16%
Median Gross Rent $1,609
Median House Value $466,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.7%
US/American 0.3%
English 4.1%
Irish 19.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Commack Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles NW of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 36 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11725
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.842
Longitude -73.293

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)

Station ISLIP LI MACARTHUR AP
Distance 10.5 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 58 F
Jul Temp 66 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 64 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches
Station PATCHOGUE 2 N
Distance 15.6 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 64 F
Annual Precip 50.2 inches
Station WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance 17.2 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 37 F
Apr Temp 40 to 55 F
Jul Temp 67 to 81 F
Oct Temp 47 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dix Hills 27,374 $154,779
East Northport 19,682 $108,805
Elwood 10,941 $120,982
Fort Salonga 9,821 $139,265
Greenlawn 14,481 $108,194
Kings Park 17,823 $115,329

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Commack Public Libraries

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Commack Public Library District
18 HAUPPAUGE ROAD
Commack, New York
(631) 499-0888
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631-912-2106
Serves 2,119 students.

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