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Overview

Introduction to Huntington, New York

Huntington, New York, in Suffolk county, is 10 miles NE of Levittown, New York and 30 miles E of New York, New York. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area with.

Huntington History

Richard Holbrook, Daniel Whitehead and Robert Williams purchased the land that now covers the town of Huntington from the Matinecock Indians on April 2, 1653. Early settlers were English people from Massachusetts and Connecticut. Jonas Houldsworth became the first schoolmaster of the area in 1657. Huntington was originally incorporated on November 30, 1666. It became a town on March 7, 1788.

Huntington and nearby Attractions

  • Caumsett State Park
  • Conklin Farmhouse Museum
  • Joseph Lloyd Manor
  • Heckscher Museum of Art
  • Kissam House
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium

Things To Do In Huntington

There are several parks and playgrounds in Huntington. You can visit the Hecksher Park, Gold Star Beach, Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge and Caumsett State Park during your leisure hours. The Adventureland Amusement Park is also close to the town and is an ideal destination for a family daytrip. You can also visit the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. In addition, the town of Huntington organizes several festivals throughout the year.

Huntington Transportation

JFK International is the nearest full-service airport.

Huntington Higher Education

The Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Long Island University- C. W. Post Campus, SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale, Norwalk Community College and Hofstra University offer higher educational facilities.

Demographics

People

Total Population203,974
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens17.2%
Employed Population 16+97,041
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married56.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher50.3%
Median Earnings25+$58,146
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,486
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,650

Wealth

Median Family Income$127,225
% Above Poverty Level93.8%
% Below Poverty Level6.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation10.5%

Housing

People Living Alone20%
Median Gross Rent$1,698
Median House Value$506,400

Ancestry

Italian25.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.4%
Irish18.7%
Polish5.9%
English5.2%
Russian4.4%
Greek1.4%
French Except Basque1.3%
Scottish1.1%
West Indian1%
Swedish1%
Austrian1%
Hungarian1%
Norwegian0.8%
Dutch0.7%
Ukrainian0.5%
Arab0.5%
Portuguese0.5%
African0.5%
Haitian0.5%
Romanian0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Croatian0.4%
Turkish0.4%
Jamaican0.4%
Czech0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Afghan)0.2%
US/American0.2%
Israeli0.2%
Nigerian0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
German0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Huntington Almanac

CategoryValue
County Suffolk County
Standard Zip Codes11743
Phone Area Codes516,631
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.87
Approximate Longitude-73.4

Huntington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationMINEOLA
Distance13.7 miles
Jan Temp25 to 38 F
Apr Temp41 to 58 F
Jul Temp66 to 83 F
Oct Temp47 to 63 F
Annual Precip46.3 inches
StationWANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance15.6 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
StationISLIP LI MACARTHUR AP
Distance17.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Centerport5,251$136,641
Cold Spring Harbor5,055$194,107
Halesite2,504$147,639
Huntington Bay1,516$189,773
Huntington Station34,565$81,541
Laurel Hollow1,929$250

Huntington Public Libraries

Huntington Public Library
338 MAIN STREET
Huntington, New York
(631) 427-5165

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Huntington Hospitals

Huntington Hospital
(Non-profit)
270 Park Ave
(516) 351-2000

Huntington Public Schools

Flower Hill School
98 Flower Hill Rd
ZIP: 11743
(631) 673-2050
Primary
Total Enrollment 399
Huntington High School
188 Oakwood Rd
ZIP: 11743
(631) 673-2003
High
Total Enrollment 1324
J Taylor Finley Middle School
20 Greenlawn Rd
ZIP: 11743
(631) 673-2020
Middle
Total Enrollment 715
James H Boyd Elementary School
286 Cuba Hill Rd
ZIP: 11743
(631) 266-5430
Primary
Total Enrollment 539
Jefferson School
253 Oakwood Rd
ZIP: 11743
(631) 673-2070
Primary
Total Enrollment 387
Lloyd Harbor School
7 School Ln
ZIP: 11743
(631) 367-8800
Primary
Total Enrollment 423
Oakwood Primary Center
264 W 22nd St
ZIP: 11743
(631) 812-3500
Primary
Total Enrollment 701
Southdown School
125 Browns Rd
ZIP: 11743
(631) 673-2080
Primary
Total Enrollment 402
Woodhull Intermediate School
140 Woodhull Rd
ZIP: 11743
(631) 673-2030
Middle
Total Enrollment 533

Huntington Private Schools

Kindercare Learning Center-huntington
183 E Main St
ZIP: 11743
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
St Patrick's School
360 Main St
ZIP: 11743
Elementary
Total Enrollment 680
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