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Overview

Introduction to Islip Terrace, New York

Islip Terrace, New York, in Suffolk County, is 3 miles SE of Brentwood, New York and 41 miles E of New York, New York. The town has a population of 5,641.

Islip Terrace History

Islip Terrace was originally a woodland situated between East Islip and Central Islip State Hospital. Until the end of the 19th century, the present-day territory of Islip Terrace had only a few farmhouses. The area witnessed development when real estate agent Andrew Wolpert began building houses in the region in 1914. He named the area Germantown in order to attract Germans. However, due to the political conditions during and after World War I, the community was renamed Islip Terrace in December of 1922.

Islip Terrace and nearby Attractions

  • Heckscher Museum of Art
  • Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
  • Connetquot River State Park Preserve
  • Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
  • Long Island Museum
  • Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Things To Do In Islip Terrace

The Long Island Museum, the Long Island Maritime Museum, the Huntington Historical Society and the Heckscher Museum of Art showcase exhibits reflecting the historical and cultural heritage of the region. The Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park, and the Marshall Field III estate are some of the historic sites located nearby. Fire Island National Seashore features 32 miles of beach, public marinas, nature trails and camping areas. Robert Moses State Park, Heckscher State Park, Jones Beach State Park and Belmont Lake State Park are some of the popular parks in the area. The Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium features the largest living collection of freshwater fish, reptiles and amphibians in New York. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Gull Haven Golf Course.

Islip Terrace Transportation

Long Island MacArthur is the closest major airport.

Islip Terrace Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Dowling College, Suffolk County Community College-Western Campus and Saint Josephs College-Suffolk Campus.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,302
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens12.5%
Employed Population 16+2,708
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married53.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.9%
Median Earnings25+$52,411
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$49,063

Wealth

Median Family Income$113,250
% Above Poverty Level95.3%
% Below Poverty Level4.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation5.8%

Housing

People Living Alone13.6%
Median Gross Rent$0
Median House Value$349,300

Ancestry

Italian38.6%
Irish29.8%
German17.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.8%
French Except Basque5.7%
Polish3.8%
English3.2%
Russian2.1%
Norwegian1.9%
Guyanese1.5%
Greek0.9%
Austrian0.9%
Scottish0.8%
Hungarian0.7%
Czech0.7%
Haitian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Turkish0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Arab0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Jordanian0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Dutch0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Islip Terrace Almanac

CategoryValue
County Suffolk County
Standard Zip Codes11752
Phone Area Codes631
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.76
Approximate Longitude-73.17

Islip Terrace 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
Distance6.3 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
Distance10.9 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
Distance17.3 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
Central Islip34,724$69,578
East Islip13,853$129,530
Great River1,474$148,000
Islip335,710$97,091
Oakdale7,405$120,917

Islip Terrace Public Schools

Connetquot Elementary School
1 Merrick St
ZIP: 11752
(631) 581-1778
Primary
Total Enrollment 373
East Islip High School
1 Redmen St
ZIP: 11752
(631) 224-2100
High
Total Enrollment 1300
East Islip Middle School
100 Redmen St
ZIP: 11752
(631) 224-2170
Middle
Total Enrollment 1002
Ruth C Kinney Elementary School
1 Spur Dr S
ZIP: 11752
(631) 581-1862
Primary
Total Enrollment 382
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