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Overview

Introduction to Kings Park, New York

Kings Park, New York, in Suffolk county, is 7 miles N of Brentwood, New York and 39 miles E of New York, New York. Kings Park is part of the surrounding Nassau - Suffolk metro area.

Kings Park History

Kings Park was once a small railroad station known as Brooklyn East. The King’s Park Psychiatric Center was built in 1885 and the community went on to be renamed after the hospital. The community thrived around the hospital, which reached its peak patient population in 1954. The Psychiatric Center continued to be the chief employer in the area and was influential in its development. The community continued to grow after the hospital was closed and it went on to become one of the wealthiest areas in New York.

Kings Park and nearby Attractions

  • Northport Historical Museum
  • Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum
  • Sunken Meadow State Park
  • Indian Hills Country Club
  • Crab Meadow Park
  • New Mill Pond

Things To Do In Kings Park

The best part of King’s Park is its five-mile long shoreline. The beaches are the most popular spots and are flocked by residents as well as tourists, who pursue beach-based activities and various water sports. The area is also home to some interesting museums where one can get enlightened about the local history. Golf lovers have easy access to some excellent golf courses along the shore.

Kings Park Transportation

John F. Kennedy International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Kings Park Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Suffolk County Community College, Dowling College, and Suffolk County Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population17,157
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens21.3%
Employed Population 16+8,015
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married56.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher39.6%
Median Earnings25+$52,387
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$12,940
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,470

Wealth

Median Family Income$123,510
% Above Poverty Level96.1%
% Below Poverty Level3.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time36 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation9.2%

Housing

People Living Alone25.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,387
Median House Value$425,200

Ancestry

Italian33.3%
Irish29.1%
German22.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.1%
English7.1%
Polish6.1%
Russian3.3%
Hungarian1.5%
French Except Basque1.2%
Swedish1.1%
Ukrainian1.1%
Norwegian1%
Arab0.8%
Swiss0.7%
Greek0.7%
Austrian0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Egyptian0.4%
Czech0.4%
Scottish0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Guyanese0.3%
Palestinian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
US/American0.2%
African0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Welsh0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Australian0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Liberian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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Kings Park Almanac

CategoryValue
County Suffolk County
Standard Zip Codes11754
Phone Area Codes631
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.89
Approximate Longitude-73.24

Kings Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSETAUKET STRONG
Distance10 miles
Jan Temp25 to 40 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp65 to 84 F
Oct Temp47 to 66 F
Annual Precip45.7 inches
StationISLIP LI MACARTHUR AP
Distance10.2 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
Distance14.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Commack36,625$135,182
East Northport19,373$113,574
Fort Salonga9,835$165,781
Nissequogue1,536$194,500
Northport7,393$149,464
Smithtown118,038$130,824

Kings Park Public Schools

Kings Park High School
200 Rt 25a
ZIP: 11754
(631) 269-3345
High
Total Enrollment 1242
Parkview Elementary School
23 Roundtree Dr
ZIP: 11754
(631) 269-3770
Primary
Total Enrollment 435
Rj O Intermediate School
99 Old Dock Rd
ZIP: 11754
(631) 269-3798
Middle
Total Enrollment 531
William T Rogers Middle School
97 Old Dock Rd
ZIP: 11754
(631) 269-3369
Middle
Total Enrollment 881
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