Overview

Introduction to Middle Island, New York

Middle Island, New York, in Suffolk county, is 17 miles NE of Brentwood, New York (center to center) and 55 miles E of New York, New York. The town has a population of 9,702.

Middle Island History

The history of the community began in 1766, when the first Presbyterian Church was constructed and Rev. David Rose served as pastor. In the same year, a cemetery was built and in 1813, the first schoolhouse was established. Pfeiffer's Store, a typical country store that served the area for more than 100 years, was the center of social activity during those years. Alonzo Chappel settled near the Corwin's Pond in 1869, and the lake was thereafter named "Artist Lake". The community was christened "Middle Island" because of its location between the Eastern and Western boundaries of Long Island, as well as the Northern and Southern ends. It is now a part of the Town of Brookhaven.

Middle Island and Nearby Attractions

  • Suffolk County Historical Society
  • Marshall Field III estate
  • Atlantis Marine World Aquarium
  • Hillwood Art Museum
  • Fire Island National Seashore
  • Cathedral Pines County Park

Things To Do In Middle Island

Suffolk County Historical Society, Long Island Museum, Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Museum, and Long Island Maritime Museum have artifacts and memorabilia depicting the region's natural, cultural, and historical background. Opportunities for golf are available at the Middle Island Country Club, Mill Pond Golf Course, and Spring Lake Golf Club. Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park, Weir Farm National Historic Site, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, Marshall Field III estate, and Thomas Griswold House are some of the historic sites in the area. Middle Island, which is home to the Cathedral Pines County Park, is situatedupon 320 acres and features biking trails and open camp sites. Fire Island National Seashore is another popular place to visit.

Middle Island Transportation

Long Island Mac Arthur is the closest major airport.

Middle Island Higher Education

Colleges near Middle Island are Dowling College, New York Institute of Technology - Central Islip, Saint Joseph's College - Suffolk, and SUNY Stony Brook.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,216
Male Share of the Population46.4%
Female Share of the Population53.6%
Senior Citizens24.1%
Employed Population 16+4,431
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married47.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.3%
Median Earnings25+$51,992
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$36,111
Median Earnings With High School Degree$50,603

Wealth

Median Family Income$92,556
% Above Poverty Level89%
% Below Poverty Level11%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.2%
% Using Public Transportation4.1%

Housing

People Living Alone37.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,664
Median House Value$267,900

Ancestry

Italian25%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.2%
German14.6%
Irish13%
Polish6.1%
English4.6%
Russian2.3%
French Except Basque1.9%
Norwegian1.8%
Swedish1.4%
Arab1.2%
Greek1.1%
Egyptian1.1%
Guyanese1.1%
West Indian1%
Portuguese0.8%
Hungarian0.7%
African0.7%
Finnish0.7%
Austrian0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Barbadian0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Scottish0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Haitian0.3%
US/American0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Israeli0.2%
Czech0.2%
Slovak0.2%
British0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Middle Island Almanac

CategoryValue
CountySuffolk County
Standard Zip Codes11953
Phone Area Codes631
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.88
Approximate Longitude-72.94

Middle Island Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPATCHOGUE 2 N
Distance6.7 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
StationISLIP LI MACARTHUR AP
Distance10.3 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
StationRIVERHEAD RESEARCH FARM
Distance12.9 miles
Jan Temp24 to 39 F
Apr Temp40 to 59 F
Jul Temp65 to 84 F
Oct Temp47 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Coram39,977$100,657
Gordon Heights3,667$88,864
Ridge13,511$92,732
Rocky Point12,902$115,029
Sound Beach8,093$113,333
Yaphank6,390$110,625

Middle Island Public Libraries

Longwood Public Library
800 MIDDLE COUNTRY ROAD
Middle Island, New York
(631) 924-6400

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Middle Island Public Schools

Longwood High School
100 Longwood Rd
ZIP: 11953
(631) 345-9200
High
Total Enrollment 2751
Longwood Junior High School
198 Longwood Rd
ZIP: 11953
(631) 345-2701
Middle
Total Enrollment 1323
Longwood Middle School
41 Yaphnk-mid Isl Rd
ZIP: 11953
(631) 345-2736
Middle
Total Enrollment 1410
West Middle Island School
30 Swezey Ln
ZIP: 11953
(631) 345-2160
Primary
Total Enrollment 864
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