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Overview

Introduction to Holtsville, New York

Holtsville, New York, in Suffolk county, is 10 miles E of Brentwood, New York and 49 miles E of New York, New York. The town is part of the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan statistical area.

Holtsville History

Holtsville is a census-designated hamlet located in the Town of Islip. The area was originally inhabited by the Algonquian-speaking Native Americans and was first settled in by Europeans in the late 1600s. Holtsville was named after postmaster general Joseph Holt.

Holtsville and nearby Attractions

  • Empire State Carousel Museum
  • Long Island Museum
  • Smith Point Park Beach
  • Animal Farm Petting Zoo
  • Fire Island National Seashore
  • Atlantis Marine World Aquarium

Things To Do In Holtsville

Holtsville offers a number of recreational facilities for both its residents and visitors. The Long Island Maritime Museum, Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Museum and the Long Island Museum are good places to learn more about the history of the region. The Cathedral Pines County Park, Smith Point Park Beach and Wildwood State Park are also ideal destinations for day trips with family and friends. The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is also nearby.

Holtsville Transportation

JFK International is the nearest major airport.

Holtsville Higher Education

Suffolk County Community College- Ammerman Campus, Dowling College and Saint Joseph's College- Suffolk Campus are some of the nearby institutes of higher education.

People

Total Population 20,081
Male Share of the Population 51.4%
Female Share of the Population 48.6%
Senior Citizens 13%
Employed Population 16+ 10,022
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 55.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $104,511
% Above Poverty Level 95.2%
% Below Poverty Level 4.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation 5.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 18.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,642
Median House Value $346,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.7%
US/American 0%
English 4.3%
Irish 23.1%

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

Holtsville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles E of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 49 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11742
Company Zip Codes 00501, 00544
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.815
Longitude -73.045

Holtsville 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 PATCHOGUE 2 N
Distance 2.6 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 RIVERHEAD RESEARCH FARM
Distance 20.1 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 47 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.8 inches
Station BRIDGEPORT SIKORSKY AP
Distance 24.7 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 57 F
Jul Temp 66 to 82 F
Oct Temp 46 to 63 F
Annual Precip 44.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Farmingville 15,690 $101,925
Holbrook 27,533 $110,360

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

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