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Overview

Introduction to Northport, New York

Northport, New York, in Suffolk county, is 9 miles NW of Brentwood, New York (center to center) and 35 miles E of New York, New York. The village is home to some 7,606 residents.

Northport History

The Matinecock tribe of Native Americans originally inhabited this region which they called "Opcathontyche", meaning "wading place creek". The head of the tribe, Chief Asharoken, sold the land to Englishmen in 1656. The settlers used the area for farming and cattle grazing, earning it the name "Great Cow Harbor". In the 1830s, the shipbuilding industry flourished leading to the name being changed to "Northport". A station for the Long Island Railroad was established in Northport on April 25th, 1868. The village was officially incorporated in 1894.

Northport and Nearby Attractions

  • Northport Historical Museum
  • Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
  • Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
  • Northport Memorial Park

Things To Do In Northport

Artifacts and memorabilia depicting the cultural and historical background of the village are displayed in the Northport Historical Museum. Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, Huntington Historical Society, and Jewish Sports Hall of Fame also showcase exhibits which depict the region's heritage. Northport Memorial Park is a popular park where activities like fishing, picnicking, biking, boating, horseback riding, and hiking can be enjoyed. Similar activities are available at Belmont Lake State Park, Bethpage State Park, and Hempstead Lake State Park. Fire Island National Seashore, another popular place to visit, features over 30 miles of beach and includes camping sites, nature trails, and public marinas.

Northport Transportation

Long Island Mac Arthur Airport is the nearest major airport.

Northport Higher Education

Colleges close to Northport are Dowling College, New York Institute of Technology - Central Islip, Long Island University - Brentwood, and SUNY Stony Brook.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,393
Male Share of the Population47.4%
Female Share of the Population52.6%
Senior Citizens20.4%
Employed Population 16+3,976
Age of the Population48

Families

% of people married60.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher63.1%
Median Earnings25+$71,095
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$2
Median Earnings With High School Degree$43,217

Wealth

Median Family Income$149,464
% Above Poverty Level97.8%
% Below Poverty Level2.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time36 minutes
% Working from Home2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.3%
% Using Public Transportation12.2%

Housing

People Living Alone25.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,348
Median House Value$554,600

Ancestry

Italian28.7%
Irish17.8%
German17.7%
English12%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)8%
Russian6.9%
Polish5.8%
Scottish4.6%
French Except Basque3.7%
Austrian1.9%
African1.7%
Swedish1.7%
Norwegian1.5%
Greek1.2%
Canadian1.2%
Ghanaian1.1%
Arab1.1%
Romanian1%
Welsh0.9%
Swiss0.9%
Czech0.8%
Iraqi0.8%
Ukrainian0.8%
Turkish0.7%
Brazilian0.7%
Croatian0.6%
Latvian0.6%
Dutch0.5%
Portuguese0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Maltese0.3%
Syrian0.3%
Lithuanian0.2%
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Northport Almanac

CategoryValue
County Suffolk County
Standard Zip Codes11768
Phone Area Codes631
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.9
Approximate Longitude-73.34

Northport Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSETAUKET STRONG
Distance13.5 miles
Jan Temp25 to 40 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp65 to 84 F
Oct Temp47 to 66 F
Annual Precip45.7 inches
StationISLIP LI MACARTHUR AP
Distance14.5 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
StationSTAMFORD 5 N
Distance18.4 miles
Jan Temp19 to 38 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip52.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Asharoken486$168,750
Centerport5,251$136,641
East Northport19,373$113,574
Eatons Neck1,506$148,958
Fort Salonga9,835$165,781
Greenlawn14,208$116,685

Northport Public Libraries

Northport Public Library
151 LAUREL AVENUE
Northport, New York
(631) 261-6930

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Northport Hospitals

Va Medical Center - Northport
(Government - Federal)
79 Middleville Rd

Northport Public Schools

Fort Salonga Elementary School
39 Sunken Meadow Rd
ZIP: 11768
(631) 269-3364
Primary
Total Enrollment 426
Northport Middle School
11 Middleville Rd
ZIP: 11768
(631) 262-6750
Middle
Total Enrollment 750
Northport Senior High School
154 Laurel Hill Rd
ZIP: 11768
(631) 262-6652
High
Total Enrollment 2046
Norwood Avenue School
25 Norwood Rd
ZIP: 11768
(631) 262-6830
Primary
Total Enrollment 362
Ocean Avenue School
100 Ocean Ave
ZIP: 11768
(631) 262-6840
Primary
Total Enrollment 352
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