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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,532
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens17.9%
Employed Population 16+4,437
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married54.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher40.4%
Median Earnings25+$51,315
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,179
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,140

Wealth

Median Family Income$103,441
% Above Poverty Level93.9%
% Below Poverty Level6.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.8%
% Using Public Transportation14.1%

Housing

People Living Alone32.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,582
Median House Value$369,700

Ancestry

Italian28.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.8%
Irish19.9%
German18%
English5.3%
Polish4.3%
Russian4%
Greek2.3%
French Except Basque1.5%
Croatian1%
Scottish1%
Austrian0.9%
Canadian0.9%
Portuguese0.9%
West Indian0.8%
Jamaican0.8%
Dutch0.8%
Romanian0.8%
Lithuanian0.7%
Hungarian0.7%
Swedish0.7%
Norwegian0.6%
Maltese0.6%
Ukrainian0.5%
Macedonian0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Latvian0.4%
Czech0.3%
Turkish0.2%
Ethiopian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
African0.2%
Arab0.1%
US/American0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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Farmingdale Almanac

CategoryValue
County Nassau County
Standard Zip Codes11737, 11735
Phone Area Codes516,631
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.73
Approximate Longitude-73.44

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)

StationWANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance6.4 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
StationNEW YORK JFK INTL AP
Distance18.2 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
StationNEW YORK LA GUARDIA AP
Distance23.2 miles
Jan Temp27 to 39 F
Apr Temp44 to 60 F
Jul Temp70 to 85 F
Oct Temp51 to 65 F
Annual Precip44.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bethpage16,197$124,047
East Farmingdale6,108$105,134
North Massapequa18,493$119,432
Old Bethpage5,439$142,750

Farmingdale Public Schools

Woodward Parkway Elementary School
95 Woodward Pky
ZIP: 11735
(516) 752-6560
Primary
Total Enrollment 827
Northside Elementary School
55 Powell Pl
ZIP: 11735
(516) 752-6575
Primary
Total Enrollment 482
Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School
25 Mill Ln
ZIP: 11735
(516) 752-6565
Primary
Total Enrollment 612
Farmingdale Senior High School
150 Lincoln St
ZIP: 11735
(516) 752-6600
High
Total Enrollment 1939
Howitt School
70 Van Cott Ave
ZIP: 11735
(516) 752-6519
Middle
Total Enrollment 1369

Farmingdale Private Schools

New Jerusalem Christian Academy
816 Main St
ZIP: 11735
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 20
St John Baptist De Lasalle Regional School
50 Cherry St
ZIP: 11735
Elementary
Total Enrollment 184
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