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Overview

Introduction to Elwood, New York

Elwood, New York, in Suffolk county, is 6 miles NW of Brentwood, New York and 34 miles E of New York, New York. The town is considered part of the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area.

Elwood History

Elwood is a census-designated hamlet and is a part of the Town of Huntington, which was incorporated on November 30, 1666. There are more than 12 unincorporated hamlets and 4 incorporated villages within the Town of Huntington. Elwood is also known as "The Heart of Huntington." Most of the early settlers of the area were English people who came from Massachusetts and Connecticut. It was first settled in by Europeans in the mid 1600s.

Elwood and nearby Attractions

  • Berkeley Jackson County Park
  • Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium
  • Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
  • Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary
  • Adventureland Amusement Park
  • Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Things To Do In Elwood

Some of the parks and recreational spots in Elmwood include Elwood Park, Pitts Park, Bethpage State Park, Berkeley Jackson County Park and Caumsett State Park. The Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium is also a popular spot. You can also plan a day trip to the Heckscher Museum of Art, Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, Northport Historical Museum and the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum to learn more about the local history.

Elwood Transportation

Republic Airport is nearby.

Elwood Higher Education

Suffolk County Community College- Western Campus, Dowling College and SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale are some of the nearby institutes of higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,197
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens15.9%
Employed Population 16+5,100
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married60.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher45.4%
Median Earnings25+$60,550
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,296
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,795

Wealth

Median Family Income$122,039
% Above Poverty Level95.9%
% Below Poverty Level4.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation9.5%

Housing

People Living Alone15.5%
Median Gross Rent$2,254
Median House Value$486,400

Ancestry

Italian31.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.5%
Irish20.5%
German12.4%
Polish6.5%
English6.1%
Russian4.3%
Norwegian2.6%
Arab1.8%
Greek1.6%
West Indian1.4%
Haitian0.9%
Hungarian0.8%
Danishn0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Canadian0.6%
Scottish0.6%
Jamaican0.6%
Romanian0.6%
Guyanese0.5%
Swiss0.3%
Czech0.3%
Dutch0.3%
US/American0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Belgian0.2%
Croatian0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
French Except Basque0.1%
African0.1%
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Elwood Almanac

CategoryValue
County Suffolk County
Standard Zip Codes11731
Phone Area Codes631
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.87
Approximate Longitude-73.32

Elwood 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
Distance12.7 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
StationWANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance16 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
Distance17.8 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Centerport5,251$136,641
Commack36,625$135,182
Dix Hills27,403$155,856
East Northport19,373$113,574
Greenlawn14,208$116,685
South Huntington9,508$108,873

Elwood Public Libraries

Elwood Public Library
1929 JERICHO TURNPIKE
Elwood, New York
(631) 499-3722

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Elwood Public Schools

Elwood Middle School
478 Elwood Rd
ZIP: 11731
(631) 266-5420
Middle
Total Enrollment 568
Elwood/john Glenn High School
478 Elwood Rd
ZIP: 11731
(631) 266-5410
High
Total Enrollment 813
Harley Avenue Elementary School
30 Harley Ave
ZIP: 11731
(631) 266-5445
Primary
Total Enrollment 415
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