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Overview

Introduction to Riverhead, New York

Riverhead, New York is 28 miles SE of West Haven, Connecticut and 70 miles E of New York, New York. It is in Suffolk county and part of the Nassau- Suffolk metro area.

Riverhead History

The present day town of Riverhead was established on March 13, 1792. Prior to that, it was a part of Southold. Native Americans were the original inhabitants of the area. In 1742, the land was divided among the white settlers. The first town meeting was held on April 3, 1792. At the time of its inception, the town was known as River Head. Later on, the two words were merged and the name of the town became Riverhead.

Riverhead and nearby Attractions

  • Dinosaur Walk Museum of Riverhead
  • Atlantis Marine World Aquarium
  • Hallockville Museum Farm
  • Railroad Museum of Long Island
  • Wildwood State Park
  • Splish Splash Water Park

Things To Do In Riverhead

Riverhead offers the opportunity to enjoy a number of recreational facilities. You can visit the Atlantis Marine World Aquarium and the Dinosaur Walk Museum of Riverhead during your leisure hours. You can also visit the Indian Island County Park, Railroad Museum of Long Island, Wildwood State Park and the Hallockville Museum Farm and Folklife Center. The Splish Splash Water Park is another popular tourist haunt, especially among children, near Riverhead.

Riverhead Transportation

Air transportation is available from Tweed - New Haven Airport.

Riverhead Higher Education

Suffolk County Community College- Eastern Campus and Central Suffolk School of Radiologic Technology lie within the town.

Demographics

People

Total Population33,716
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens23.1%
Employed Population 16+14,885
Age of the Population48

Families

% of people married51.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.2%
Median Earnings25+$43,225
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,475

Wealth

Median Family Income$84,364
% Above Poverty Level91.7%
% Below Poverty Level8.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation2%

Housing

People Living Alone28.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,368
Median House Value$356,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.3%
Irish17.5%
Italian17.2%
German15.2%
Polish10.8%
English5.8%
Ukrainian2.1%
African1.7%
French Except Basque1.4%
Czech1.2%
Scottish1.2%
Swedish1.1%
Norwegian1%
Dutch1%
Russian0.9%
Greek0.9%
Albanian0.8%
Lithuanian0.8%
Austrian0.8%
Hungarian0.6%
Canadian0.6%
West Indian0.5%
Finnish0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Jamaican0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Nigerian0.2%
Croatian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Arab0.1%
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Riverhead Almanac

CategoryValue
County Suffolk County
Standard Zip Codes11901
Phone Area Codes631
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.94
Approximate Longitude-72.67

Riverhead Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationRIVERHEAD RESEARCH FARM
Distance4.5 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
StationPATCHOGUE 2 N
Distance19.4 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
StationGREENPORT POWER HOUSE
Distance20 miles
Jan Temp24 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 55 F
Jul Temp66 to 80 F
Oct Temp48 to 63 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Aquebogue1,885$65,511
Calverton7,089$76,151
Flanders5,125$66,939
Jamesport1,040$82,052
Laurel1,083$102,653
Northampton2,610$62,893

Riverhead Public Libraries

Riverhead Free Library
330 COURT STREET
Riverhead, New York
(631) 727-3228

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Riverhead Hospitals

Peconic Bay Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1300 Roanoke Ave
(631) 548-6000

Riverhead Public Schools

Phillips Avenue School
141 Phillips Ave
ZIP: 11901
(631) 369-6787
Primary
Total Enrollment 576
Pulaski Street Elementary School
300 Pulaski St
ZIP: 11901
(631) 369-6794
Middle
Total Enrollment 739
Riverhead Middle School
600 Harrison Ave
ZIP: 11901
(631) 369-6759
Middle
Total Enrollment 778
Riverhead Senior High School
700 Harrison Ave
ZIP: 11901
(631) 369-6723
High
Total Enrollment 1598
Roanoke Avenue School
549 Roanoke Ave
ZIP: 11901
(631) 369-6813
Primary
Total Enrollment 401
Suffolk County Sheriffs Office
1 Center Dr
ZIP: 11901
(631) 852-2200
High
Total Enrollment 9

Riverhead Private Schools

Bishop Mcgann-mercy Diocesan High School
1225 Ostrander Ave
ZIP: 11901
Secondary
Total Enrollment 537
St Isidore School
515 Marcy Ave
ZIP: 11901
Elementary
Total Enrollment 200
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