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Overview

Introduction to East Islip, New York

East Islip, New York, in Suffolk county, is 4 miles SE of Brentwood, New York and 41 miles E of New York, New York. The town is in the Nassau - Suffolk area.

East Islip History

The present day town of East Islip was originally known as "east of Islip." It was once occupied by the Secatogues Indians. On November 29, 1693, English aristocrat William Nicoll purchased land from the Indians. In 1890, the area acquired its current name. The region is a census-designated hamlet in the Town of Islip, which includes around 4 incorporated villages and more than 20 unincorporated hamlets.

East Islip and nearby Attractions

  • Heckscher State Park
  • Long Island Maritime Museum
  • Fire Island National Seashore
  • American Airpower Museum
  • Adventureland Amusement Park
  • Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Things To Do In East Islip

In East Islip, you can spend your leisure hours at the Heckscher State Park or the Islip Art Museum. Fishing and boating can be enjoyed on Knapps Lake. The Wildlife and Ecology Center at Holtsville and the Country Fair Entertainment Park are also popular spots in East Islip. Family daytrips can be enjoyed at the Adventureland Amusement Park. The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is also nearby.

East Islip Transportation

Long Island Mac Arthur Airport is nearby.

East Islip Higher Education

Dowling College and Uffolk County Community College- Western Campus are the nearby institutes of higher education.

People

Total Population 13,802
Male Share of the Population 47%
Female Share of the Population 53%
Senior Citizens 13.4%
Employed Population 16+ 6,444
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 53.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 39.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $126,229
% Above Poverty Level 94.7%
% Below Poverty Level 5.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 7.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 16.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,550
Median House Value $400,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.9%
US/American 0%
English 4.9%
Irish 34%

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

East Islip Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles SE of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 41 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11730
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.731
Longitude -73.186

East 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)

Station ISLIP LI MACARTHUR AP
Distance 6.5 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 10.8 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 17.4 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
Bay Shore 29,670 $79,489
Great River 1,561 $132,407
Islip 336,747 $97,009
Islip Terrace 5,327 $111,131

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

East Islip Public Libraries

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East Islip Public Library
381 EAST MAIN STREET
East Islip, New York
(631) 581-9200
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