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Overview

Introduction to Farmingdale, New York

Farmingdale, New York, in Nassau county, is 3 miles E of Levittown, New York and 28 miles E of New York, New York.

Farmingdale History

Thomas Powell became the first permanent European settler in the community when he arrived in 1687. He bought a tract of land from Native Americans on October 18, 1695, a transaction which is known as the Bethpage Purchase. Local land developer Ambrose George bought a tract of land in the area and built a general store, which he named Farmingdale. The Long Island Railroad entered the area in the year 1841, and Farmingdale was used as the name of the stop. Farmingdale was officially incorporated as a village in 1904.

Farmingdale and nearby Attractions

  • Amityville Historical Society - Lauder Museum
  • Bartow-Pell Mansion
  • Caumsett State Historic Park
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
  • Roslyn Grist Mill
  • Queens Botanical Garden

Things To Do In Farmingdale

Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Spring Meadow Golf Course, the Skydrive Golf Center and the Eagle Oaks Golf & Country Club. There are a number of historic sites located nearby, including Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site, Old Westbury Gardens, Caumsett State Historic Park and the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park. Queens Botanical Garden, and the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium are also accessible from Farmingdale.

Farmingdale Transportation

The local airport is John F. Kennedy International.

Farmingdale Higher Education

Nearby colleges include the SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale, Hofstra University, Nassau Community College and Adelphi University.

People

Total Population 8,399
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 18%
Employed Population 16+ 4,310
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 50.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 38.1%
Median Earnings25+ $48,163
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,203
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,030

Wealth

Median Family Income $98,427
% Above Poverty Level 94.7%
% Below Poverty Level 5.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation 15%

Housing

People Living Alone 32%
Median Gross Rent $1,594
Median House Value $358,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.4%
US/American 0%
English 3.4%
Irish 21.1%

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

Farmingdale Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles E of Levittown, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 28 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11735
Company Zip Codes 11736, 11737, 11774
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.732
Longitude -73.445

Farmingdale 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 WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance 6.4 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
Station NEW YORK JFK INTL AP
Distance 18.2 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 39 F
Apr Temp 42 to 59 F
Jul Temp 67 to 83 F
Oct Temp 49 to 64 F
Annual Precip 42.4 inches
Station NEW YORK LA GUARDIA AP
Distance 23.2 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 39 F
Apr Temp 44 to 60 F
Jul Temp 70 to 85 F
Oct Temp 51 to 65 F
Annual Precip 44.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bethpage 16,315 $121,057
East Farmingdale 6,414 $94,297

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

Farmingdale Public Libraries

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Farmingdale Public Library
116 MERRITTS ROAD
Farmingdale, New York
(516) 249-9090

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Farmingdale High Schools

FARMINGDALE SHS
150 LINCOLN ST
516-752-6600
Serves 1,851 students.

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