Introduction to North Bellport, New York

North Bellport, New York, in Suffolk County, is 15 miles E of Brentwood, New York and 54 miles E of New York, New York.

North Bellport History

Adrian Block, a Dutch explorer, became the first European to visit the region in 1614. English colonists arrived in the mid 17th century, and Dutch settlers ceded control of the area to the English. Suffolk County was established in 1683. Farming, fishing and shipbuilding were the early industries. After World War II, extensive housing development occurred in the area. A number of educational institutions were also established in the area. The community of North Bellport is now a part of the Town of Brookhaven, which was incorporated in 1686.

North Bellport and nearby Attractions

  • Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Museum
  • Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
  • Fire Island National Seashore
  • Heckscher State Park
  • Atlantis Marine World Aquarium
  • Hillwood Art Museum

Things To Do In North Bellport

The Suffolk County Historical Society, the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Museum and the Long Island Museum are some of the local museums. The Long Island Maritime Museum features maritime exhibits and also includes a research center. Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, Roslyn Grist Mill, Caumsett State Historic Park, Marshall Field III estate and the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park are some of the historic sites located nearby. Fire Island National Seashore is located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Great South Bay. Apart from 32 miles of beach, public marinas, and nature trails, it includes 15 hamlets and two villages. Visitors can also enjoy fishing, boating, camping and picnicking at the Heckscher State Park, Captree State Park, Robert Moses State Park and Wildwood State Park. Spring Lake Golf Club is the local golf course.

North Bellport Transportation

Air transportation is available from Long Island Mac Arthur Airport.

North Bellport Higher Education

Colleges near North Bellport include Saint Josephs College-Suffolk Campus, Dowling College and Suffolk County Community College-Ammerman Campus.


Total Population 11,623
Male Share of the Population 49.4%
Female Share of the Population 50.6%
Senior Citizens 6.7%
Employed Population 16+ 4,901
Age of the Population 31


% of people married 40.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.9%
Median Earnings25+ $40,614
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $27,114
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,808


Median Family Income $70,731
% Above Poverty Level 79.6%
% Below Poverty Level 20.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 5.7%


People Living Alone 17.5%
Median Gross Rent $2,075
Median House Value $256,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 57.7%
US/American 0.3%
English 3.6%
Irish 11.3%

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

North Bellport Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles E of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 54 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11713
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.774
Longitude -72.943

North Bellport Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 3.5 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
Distance 17.8 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 47 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.8 inches
Distance 28.9 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
Bellport 2,059 $101,667
Brookhaven 488,930 $100,735
East Patchogue 22,452 $88,468

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

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