Overview

Introduction to Oakdale, New York

Oakdale, New York, in Suffolk County, is 6 miles SE of Brentwood, New York and 44 miles E of New York, New York.

Oakdale History

Eliphalet Snedecor ran a tavern in this region and was instrumental in bringing business barons to this region. In 1866, wealthy patrons competed to create superb establishments in the forest near Great South Bay. The most prominent of these patrons was William K. Vanderbilt, the grandson of railroad magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt. A number of extravagant, lavish homes were soon built in the area.

Oakdale and nearby Attractions

  • American Airpower Museum
  • Caumsett State Historic Park
  • Belmont Lake State Park
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
  • Blue Mountain

Things To Do In Oakdale

Local museums include the American Airpower Museum, the Long Island Museum and the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Museum. Connetquot River State Park Preserve, Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park, Bethpage State Park and Heckscher State Park are some of the nearby parks and recreational areas. Local festivals include the Fire Island Film & Video Festival, held every September, and the Long Island Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, held every October.

Oakdale Transportation

Flights are available from John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Oakdale Higher Education

Dowling College, Long Island University-Brentwood and the New York College of Health Professions are the local colleges.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,231
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens21.5%
Employed Population 16+3,545
Age of the Population49

Families

% of people married51.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher38.3%
Median Earnings25+$69,886
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$103,667
Median Earnings With High School Degree$49,286

Wealth

Median Family Income$134,063
% Above Poverty Level96.1%
% Below Poverty Level3.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation8.9%

Housing

People Living Alone32.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,491
Median House Value$424,700

Ancestry

Italian31%
German23.6%
Irish20.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.3%
English10.7%
Polish5.4%
French Except Basque2.7%
Scottish1.6%
Arab1.2%
Russian1%
Portuguese1%
Lithuanian0.9%
Jamaican0.8%
West Indian0.8%
Austrian0.8%
Dutch0.8%
Hungarian0.7%
Lebanese0.7%
Egyptian0.7%
Czech0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Nigerian0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
African0.2%
Estonian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Finnish0.1%
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Oakdale Almanac

CategoryValue
CountySuffolk County
Standard Zip Codes11769
Phone Area Codes631
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.73
Approximate Longitude-73.13

Oakdale 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
Distance4.4 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
Distance8.3 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
StationWANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance20 miles
Jan Temp24 to 37 F
Apr Temp40 to 55 F
Jul Temp67 to 81 F
Oct Temp47 to 62 F
Annual Precip42.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bohemia9,293$119,882
East Islip13,563$144,680
Great River1,373$152,292
Islip Terrace5,529$128,684
Sayville16,007$135,095
West Sayville4,806$124,184

Oakdale Public Schools

Connetquot Alternative Preschool At Premm
1201 Montauk Hwy
ZIP: 11769
(631) 563-9833
Idle Hour Elementary School
334 Idle Hour Blvd
ZIP: 11769
(631) 244-2306
Primary
Total Enrollment 257
Oakdale-bohemia Middle School
60 Oakdale-bohemia Rd
ZIP: 11769
(631) 244-2268
Middle
Total Enrollment 759
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