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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.

People

Total Population204,240
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens16.8%
Employed Population 16+96,546
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married57%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher49.9%
Median Earnings25+$56,070
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,584
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,894

Wealth

Median Family Income$122,602
% Above Poverty Level93.9%
% Below Poverty Level6.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation10.5%

Housing

People Living Alone19.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,676
Median House Value$497,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.3%
US/American0.2%
English5.6%
Irish19.1%

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

Huntington Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 10 miles NE of Levittown, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City30 miles E of New York, New York
CountySuffolk
Standard Zip Codes11743
Phone Area Codes631
Time ZoneEastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude40.868
Longitude-73.426

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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Huntington, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bay Hills (11743)

Baycrest (11743)

Beech Croft (11743)

Cold Spring Hills (11743)

Harbor Heights (11743)

Hunt (11743)

Knollwood Beach (11743)

Lloyd Neck (11743)

Wincoma (11743)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Centerport5,447$140,476
Cold Spring Harbor5,076$177,000
Halesite2,810$140,189
Huntington Bay1,509$193,889
Huntington Station34,088$82,531

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

Huntington Hospitals

HUNTINGTON HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
270 PARK AVENUE
(631) 351-2000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Huntington High Schools

HUNTINGTON HS
MCKAY RD
631-673-2003
Serves 1,057 students.

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