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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.

People

Total Population 11,262
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 13.6%
Employed Population 16+ 5,558
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 54.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 37.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $107,212
% Above Poverty Level 90.8%
% Below Poverty Level 9.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 35 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 8.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 20.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,786
Median House Value $378,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.4%
US/American 0.1%
English 4.2%
Irish 24.4%

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

Lake Grove Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles NE of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 45 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11755
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.852
Longitude -73.115

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)

Station ISLIP LI MACARTHUR AP
Distance 3.7 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 58 F
Jul Temp 66 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 64 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches
Station PATCHOGUE 2 N
Distance 7.1 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 64 F
Annual Precip 50.2 inches
Station BRIDGEPORT SIKORSKY AP
Distance 21.7 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 57 F
Jul Temp 66 to 82 F
Oct Temp 46 to 63 F
Annual Precip 44.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Centereach 32,649 $101,910
Holbrook 27,533 $110,360
Lake Ronkonkoma 19,943 $106,229

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

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