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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,853
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens13.2%
Employed Population 16+6,404
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married51.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher41.5%
Median Earnings25+$64,639
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,439

Wealth

Median Family Income$129,530
% Above Poverty Level93.1%
% Below Poverty Level6.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation6.3%

Housing

People Living Alone16.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,676
Median House Value$403,100

Ancestry

Italian36.9%
Irish31.7%
German21.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)8.5%
Polish6.1%
English4.6%
Russian2.4%
Czech2.1%
Portuguese2%
Norwegian1.3%
Dutch1.3%
Austrian0.9%
Scottish0.8%
Greek0.8%
Israeli0.7%
Swedish0.7%
Slovene0.6%
Ukrainian0.6%
Danishn0.6%
Hungarian0.5%
French Except Basque0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Arab0.5%
Lebanese0.5%
Slovak0.4%
Finnish0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Ethiopian0.1%
African0.1%
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East Islip Almanac

CategoryValue
County Suffolk County
Standard Zip Codes11730
Phone Area Codes631
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.72
Approximate Longitude-73.18

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)

StationISLIP LI MACARTHUR AP
Distance6.5 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
Distance10.8 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
Distance17.4 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
Bay Shore29,704$74,888
Great River1,474$148,000
Islip Terrace5,302$113,250
North Bay Shore21,377$83,526
Oakdale7,405$120,917

East Islip Public Libraries

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

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East Islip Public Schools

John F Kennedy Elementary School
94 Woodland Dr
ZIP: 11730
(631) 581-1608
Primary
Total Enrollment 454
Timber Point Elementary School
200 Timber Point Rd
ZIP: 11730
(631) 581-1887
Primary
Total Enrollment 435

East Islip Private Schools

St Mary School
16 Harrison Ave
ZIP: 11730
Elementary
Total Enrollment 349
Chatterbox Day School
52 Hawthorne Ave
ZIP: 11730
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
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