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Overview

Introduction to Deer Park, New York

Deer Park, New York, in Suffolk county, is 4 miles W of Brentwood, New York and 34 miles E of New York, New York. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Nassau-Suffolk metropolitan area with.

Deer Park History

Deer Park was first settled in by Europeans in 1666 by Jacob Conklin. The area was named because of the abundance of deer in the area. The economic development of the area largely depended upon farming. It is also famous for its dahlia cultivation and is known as the 'fruit basket' of New York State. A railroad first entered the area in 1842, and the first post office in Deer Park was established in 1851. Deer Park was the summer spot of President John Quincy Adams.

Deer Park and nearby Attractions

  • Bethpage State Park
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
  • Amityville Historical Society - Lauder Museum
  • Belmont Lake State Park
  • American Airpower Museum
  • Adventureland Amusement Park

Things To Do In Deer Park

Local parks include Birchwood Park, Pine Acres Park and the Bethpage State Park. The Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary, the Adventureland Amusement Park and the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk are all accessible from Deer Park. Golfers can enjoy a visit the to the Dix Hills Park Golf Course and the Heartland Golf Park. The Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium has the largest living collection of fish, amphibians and freshwater reptiles in New York State.

Deer Park Transportation

John F. Kennedy Airport is nearby.

Deer Park Higher Education

Suffolk County Community College-Western Campus and SUNY-College of Technology at Farmingdale are the nearby colleges.

Demographics

People

Total Population27,223
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens15.6%
Employed Population 16+13,186
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married51.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.3%
Median Earnings25+$49,588
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$35,659
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,819

Wealth

Median Family Income$101,485
% Above Poverty Level94.1%
% Below Poverty Level5.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation7%

Housing

People Living Alone21.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,577
Median House Value$349,700

Ancestry

Italian31.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)28%
Irish15.3%
German9.8%
West Indian6.5%
Polish3.4%
Haitian2.7%
Jamaican2.6%
English2.4%
Russian1.5%
Guyanese1.4%
Swedish1%
Greek0.9%
Hungarian0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
Trinidad Tobago0.7%
African0.7%
Austrian0.6%
French Except Basque0.6%
Portuguese0.5%
Romanian0.4%
Scottish0.4%
Arab0.3%
Czech0.3%
Dutch0.3%
US/American0.3%
Israeli0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Ugandan0.2%
Ghanaian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Bahamian0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Belizean0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Deer Park Almanac

CategoryValue
County Suffolk County
Standard Zip Codes11729
Phone Area Codes631
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.76
Approximate Longitude-73.32

Deer Park 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
Distance11.8 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
Distance17.5 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
Distance24.6 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
Dix Hills27,403$155,856
North Babylon17,212$99,899
North Bay Shore21,377$83,526
West Babylon43,359$96,027
Wheatley Heights5,076$111,576
Wyandanch10,722$62,474

Deer Park Public Libraries

Deer Park Public Library
44 LAKE AVENUE
Deer Park, New York
(631) 586-3000

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Deer Park Public Schools

Deer Park High School
1 Falcon Pl
ZIP: 11729
(631) 274-4100
High
Total Enrollment 1362
John F Kennedy Intermediate School
101 Lake Ave
ZIP: 11729
(631) 274-4310
Primary
Total Enrollment 885
John Quincy Adams Primary School
172 Old Country Rd
ZIP: 11729
(631) 274-4410
Primary
Total Enrollment 488
May Moore Primary School
239 Central Ave
ZIP: 11729
(631) 274-4460
Primary
Total Enrollment 514
Robert Frost Middle School
450 Half Hollow Rd
ZIP: 11729
(631) 274-4210
Middle
Total Enrollment 970

Deer Park Private Schools

Ascent School
819 Grand Blvd Ste 2
ZIP: 11729
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 22
Ss Cyril & Methodius School
105 Half Hollow Rd
ZIP: 11729
Elementary
Total Enrollment 184
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