Overview

Introduction to Lake Grove, New York

Lake Grove, New York, in Suffolk county, is 8 miles NE of Brentwood, New York and 45 miles E of New York, New York. The village is part of the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan statistical area.

Lake Grove History

This area was first settled in during the early years of the 18th century. The community built its first church in 1818, and had its first post office in 1870. Lake Grove has been known as Lakeland, New Village, Lakeville, West Middle Island and Ronkonkoma during various periods in its history. It settled on its present name during the mid-19th century. The name was derived from the groves of trees found near Lake Ronkonkoma. Lake Grove was incorporated in September of 1968.

Lake Grove and nearby Attractions

  • Hamlet Wind Watch Golf Club
  • Lake Ronkonkoma County Park
  • Gould Pond
  • Rocky Point State Natural Resource Management Area
  • Long Island Museum
  • Connecticut River State Park

Things To Do In Lake Grove

Lake Ronkonkoma has served as a popular recreation area since the early years of the 20th century. It provides facilities for swimming, fishing and boating. Lake Grove also has excellent shopping facilities. Moreover, the village sponsors numerous educational and recreational programs throughout the year. The area also has a number of parks and golf courses which provide further opportunities for rest and recreation.

Lake Grove Transportation

La Guardia Airport is nearby.

Lake Grove Higher Education

Suffolk County Community College, Dowling College and Saint Joseph's College provide courses in higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,130
Male Share of the Population50.7%
Female Share of the Population49.3%
Senior Citizens16.5%
Employed Population 16+5,634
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married53.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher49.2%
Median Earnings25+$54,224
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$39,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,632

Wealth

Median Family Income$126,488
% Above Poverty Level95.2%
% Below Poverty Level4.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation9.9%

Housing

People Living Alone21.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,840
Median House Value$399,300

Ancestry

Italian31.3%
Irish24.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.9%
German17.3%
English5.1%
Polish4.4%
Greek1.8%
Scottish1.7%
Norwegian1.5%
French Except Basque1.3%
Austrian1.2%
Egyptian1.1%
Swedish1.1%
Arab1.1%
Russian1.1%
Lithuanian1%
Hungarian0.9%
West Indian0.9%
Romanian0.7%
Finnish0.4%
Haitian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Jamaican0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Maltese0.3%
Czech0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Estonian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Canadian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
US/American0.1%
Turkish0.1%
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Lake Grove Almanac

CategoryValue
CountySuffolk County
Standard Zip Codes11755
Phone Area Codes631
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.85
Approximate Longitude-73.11

Lake Grove 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
Distance3.7 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
StationPATCHOGUE 2 N
Distance7.1 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
StationBRIDGEPORT SIKORSKY AP
Distance21.7 miles
Jan Temp23 to 37 F
Apr Temp41 to 57 F
Jul Temp66 to 82 F
Oct Temp46 to 63 F
Annual Precip44.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Centereach32,028$120,276
Holbrook26,286$119,491
Lake Ronkonkoma20,780$115,248
Nesconset13,893$142,731
Ronkonkoma18,302$109,500
St. James13,155$139,188

Lake Grove Public Schools

Cayuga School
865 Hawkins Ave
ZIP: 11755
(631) 471-1800
Primary
Total Enrollment 515
Eugene Auer Memorial School
17 Wing St
ZIP: 11755
(631) 285-8500
Primary
Total Enrollment 366
Wenonah School
251 Hudson Ave
ZIP: 11755
(631) 471-1880
Primary
Total Enrollment 494

Lake Grove Private Schools

Lake Grove School
Moriches Rd
ZIP: 11755
Secondary
Total Enrollment 50
Maimonides Day School
821 Hawkins Ave
ZIP: 11755
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
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