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Overview

Introduction to Islip, New York

Islip, New York, in Suffolk county, is 4 miles SE of Brentwood, New York and 40 miles E of New York, New York. Islip is part of the surrounding Nassau - Suffolk metro area.

Islip History

The present day Town of Islip was originally inhabited by Algonquin Native Americans. William Nicoll purchased the land from Sachem Winnequaheagh on November 29, 1683 and named his plantation Islip Grange after Islip, England. The district of Islip was established in 1710. It became a town in 1790. The area became a vacation spot for wealthy tourists from New York City at one time. Numerous lodges, mansions and country clubs were established in the town. The Long Island Railroad entered the town in 1844.

Islip and nearby Attractions

  • Heckscher State Park
  • Atlantis Marine World Aquarium
  • George Washington Bridge
  • Adventureland Amusement Park
  • Long Island Maritime Museum
  • Connetquot River State Park Preserve

Things To Do In Islip

Fishing, boating, swimming, hiking and other recreational activities are available at the the Broadway Avenue Park, Brookwood Hall Park, Casamento Park, Byron Lake Park, Hidden Pond Park, Ronkonkoma Beach and Park, Holbrook Park and Timberline Park. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Brentwood Country Club, Gull Haven Golf Club and Holbrook Country Club. The Adventureland Amusement Park, the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk and the Wildlife and Ecology Center at Holtsville are all popular local recreational spots as well.

Islip Transportation

Long Island Mac Arthur Airport is nearby.

Islip Higher Education

Dowling College, Saint Joseph's College-Suffolk, SUNY Stony Brook and Long Island University-Brentwood are the nearest colleges and universities.

Demographics

People

Total Population335,710
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens12.6%
Employed Population 16+165,376
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married47.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.9%
Median Earnings25+$42,263
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,719
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,746

Wealth

Median Family Income$97,091
% Above Poverty Level92%
% Below Poverty Level8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation6.5%

Housing

People Living Alone19.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,560
Median House Value$350,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)37.3%
Italian21.4%
Irish17.6%
German12.2%
West Indian3.7%
Polish3.3%
English3.2%
Haitian1.8%
French Except Basque1.2%
Russian1.2%
Jamaican1%
African1%
Greek0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
Scottish0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Hungarian0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Czech0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
Trinidad Tobago0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Guyanese0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Danishn0.2%
Ghanaian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Barbadian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
British0.1%
US/American0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Belizean0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Islip Almanac

CategoryValue
County Suffolk County
Standard Zip Codes11751
Phone Area Codes631
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.73
Approximate Longitude-73.21

Islip Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationISLIP LI MACARTHUR AP
Distance7.6 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
StationPATCHOGUE 2 N
Distance12.1 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp64 to 83 F
Oct Temp45 to 64 F
Annual Precip50.2 inches
StationWANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance16.1 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bay Shore29,704$74,888
Brightwaters3,092$146,591
East Islip13,853$129,530
Great River1,474$148,000
Islip Terrace5,302$113,250
North Bay Shore21,377$83,526

Islip Public Libraries

Islip Public Library
71 MONELL AVENUE
Islip, New York
(631) 581-5933

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Islip Public Schools

Commack Road Elementary School
300 Commack Rd
ZIP: 11751
(631) 650-8609
Primary
Total Enrollment 483
Islip High School
2508 Union Blvd
ZIP: 11751
(631) 650-8305
High
Total Enrollment 1022
Islip Middle School
211 Main St
ZIP: 11751
(631) 650-8505
Middle
Total Enrollment 708
Maud S Sherwood Elementary School
301 Smith Ave
ZIP: 11751
(631) 650-8655
Primary
Total Enrollment 350
Wing Elementary School
1 Winganhauppauge Rd
ZIP: 11751
(631) 650-8455
Primary
Total Enrollment 362
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