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Overview

Introduction to Melville, New York

Melville, New York, in Suffolk county, is 7 miles NE of Levittown, New York and 29 miles E of New York, New York. Melville is part of the surrounding Nassau - Suffolk metro area.

Melville History

Melville is a census-designated hamlet in the town of Huntington. It was purchased by Oyster Bay as a part of "the First Purchase" of 1653. It was originally inhabited by Native Americans. The town of Huntington was incorporated on November 30, 1666, and includes around 4 incorporated villages and more than 10 hamlets. Prior to adopting its present name in 1854, Melville was known as Sweet Hollow. It was later named after Herman Melville, the American novelist and short story writer.

Melville and nearby Attractions

  • Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
  • Adventureland Amusement Park
  • Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
  • Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary
  • Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Things To Do In Melville

Melville offers several recreational activities for both its residents and visitors. The Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, Hicksville Gregory Museum, Raynham Hall Museum and the American Airpower Museum are also within easy reach of the town. Golfers can enjoy the facilities offered by the Cantiague Park Golf Course. The Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site and the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park are also popular among those interested in history.

Melville Transportation

JFK International is the closest major airport.

Melville Higher Education

SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale and Suffolk County Community College- Western Campus are the nearby institutes of higher education.

People

Total Population 18,682
Male Share of the Population 45.5%
Female Share of the Population 54.5%
Senior Citizens 27.2%
Employed Population 16+ 8,486
Age of the Population 49

Families

% of people married 59.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 54.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $147,361
% Above Poverty Level 95.6%
% Below Poverty Level 4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 9.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.5%
Median Gross Rent $2,428
Median House Value $623,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.4%
US/American 0.5%
English 4.8%
Irish 8.7%

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

Melville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles NE of Levittown, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 29 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11747
Company Zip Codes 11750, 11775
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.793
Longitude -73.415

Melville 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 WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance 10.9 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 37 F
Apr Temp 40 to 55 F
Jul Temp 67 to 81 F
Oct Temp 47 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.9 inches
Station ISLIP LI MACARTHUR AP
Distance 16.5 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 NEW YORK JFK INTL AP
Distance 21.5 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 39 F
Apr Temp 42 to 59 F
Jul Temp 67 to 83 F
Oct Temp 49 to 64 F
Annual Precip 42.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Woodbury 11,452 $129,679

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

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