dcsimg

Overview

Introduction to Lake Ronkonkoma, New York

Lake Ronkonkoma, New York is 7 miles NE of Brentwood, New York and 44 miles E of New York, New York. It is in Suffolk county. The town is part of the Nassau - Suffolk metro area.

The land around Lake Ronkonkoma once belonged to Native Americans. They sold it to Europeans but made sure that it was never under the control of a single authority. Even today, the lake is under the jurisdiction of three different towns, including Brookhaven, Smithtown and Islip. Due to the presence of the lake, this area was popular as a resort town until it underwent a population explosion during the middle of the 20th century.

Lake Ronkonkoma and nearby Attractions

  • Lake Ronkonkoma
  • Hamlet Wind Watch Golf Club
  • Caleb Smith State Park
  • New Mill Pond
  • Long Island Museum
  • Spectacle Pond

Things To Do In Lake Ronkonkoma

Facilities for swimming, fishing, boating and other water sports are available at the lake. The Connecticut River State Park is nearby and is spread out over a huge expanse of land. It is a beautiful park with facilities for picnics, various sports, hiking and biking. Golf courses are also available around the region.

Lake Ronkonkoma Transportation

Air transportation facilities are available at La Guardia Airport.

Lake Ronkonkoma Higher Education

Facilities for higher education can be found at Suffolk County Community College, Dowling College and Saint Joseph's College.

Demographics

People

Total Population19,882
Male Share of the Population51.5%
Female Share of the Population48.5%
Senior Citizens14.7%
Employed Population 16+10,103
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married50.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.7%
Median Earnings25+$50,846
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,146
Median Earnings With High School Degree$43,782

Wealth

Median Family Income$107,879
% Above Poverty Level92.9%
% Below Poverty Level7.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation5.9%

Housing

People Living Alone25.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,394
Median House Value$341,400

Ancestry

Italian33.2%
Irish22.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.5%
German13.2%
Polish5.7%
English3.9%
Russian3.1%
Austrian1.4%
Greek1.4%
Turkish1.2%
African1.1%
French Except Basque1%
Dutch0.9%
Arab0.9%
Norwegian0.8%
Lithuanian0.8%
Portuguese0.7%
Scottish0.7%
West Indian0.5%
Czech0.4%
Lebanese0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Maltese0.2%
Croatian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Swiss0.1%
+ Show More

Lake Ronkonkoma Almanac

CategoryValue
County Suffolk County
Standard Zip Codes11779
Phone Area Codes516,631
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.8
Approximate Longitude-73.12

Lake Ronkonkoma 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
Distance2.9 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
Distance7.3 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
Distance22.9 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
Centereach32,157$109,332
Holbrook26,435$112,620
Islandia3,349$91,458
Lake Grove11,206$112,128
Nesconset13,973$124,663
Ronkonkoma18,846$98,512

Lake Ronkonkoma Public Schools

Gatelot Avenue School
65 Gatelot Ave
ZIP: 11779
(631) 471-1810
Primary
Total Enrollment 528
Hiawatha School
97 Patch-hlbrk Rd
ZIP: 11779
(631) 471-1830
Primary
Total Enrollment 462
Sachem High School North
212 Smith Rd
ZIP: 11779
(631) 471-1400
High
Total Enrollment 2283
Samoset Middle School
51 School St
ZIP: 11779
(631) 471-1700
Middle
Total Enrollment 900
Sources :
Study Online in Lake Ronkonkoma
Additional Resources
Info for Lake Ronkonkoma Government Officials


Are you an official in the Lake Ronkonkoma government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.