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Overview

Introduction to Smithtown, New York

Smithtown, New York, in Suffolk county, is 5 miles NE of Brentwood, New York and 41 miles E of New York, New York. The town is included in the Nassau- Suffolk metropolitan area.

Smithtown History

Smithtown was first settled in by Europeans in the mid 1660s. It was originally named Smithfield, in honor of Richard Smith. According to a local legend, Smith was challenged by the Native Americans that they would grant him all the land that he could ride across on a bull in one day. At the fork of the Jericho Turnpike and St. Johnland Road, you can find an anatomically correct statue of Smith's bull. The statue of the bull is known as Whisper.

Smithtown and nearby Attractions

  • Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
  • Sunken Meadow State Park
  • Caleb Smith House
  • Long Island Museum
  • Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
  • Beardsley Zoological Gardens

Things To Do In Smithtown

While staying in Smithtown you can visit several state parks such as the Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, Nissequogue River State Park and the Sunken Meadow State Park. The other parks and playgrounds nearby include the Whitman Hollow Park, Maple Avenue Park, Blydenburgh Park and Forestwood Park. Golfers can spend their leisure hours at the Smithtown Landing Municipal Golf Course. The town also provides easy access to the Wildlife and Ecology Center at Holtsville, the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium and Captain's Cove Seaport.

Smithtown Transportation

Long Island Mac Arthur Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Smithtown Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued from Suffolk County Community College- Western Campus, Suffolk County Community College- Ammerman Campus and Dowling College.

Demographics

People

Total Population118,038
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens18.3%
Employed Population 16+56,964
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married58.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher46.3%
Median Earnings25+$61,995
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,318
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,424

Wealth

Median Family Income$130,824
% Above Poverty Level96.2%
% Below Poverty Level3.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation6.3%

Housing

People Living Alone19.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,489
Median House Value$461,400

Ancestry

Italian35.7%
Irish24.9%
German18.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14%
Polish6.3%
English5.3%
Russian3.3%
French Except Basque1.8%
Greek1.5%
Hungarian1.2%
Norwegian1%
Scottish0.9%
Austrian0.9%
Ukrainian0.8%
Swedish0.8%
Dutch0.7%
Czech0.7%
West Indian0.6%
Arab0.5%
US/American0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Haitian0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
African0.1%
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Smithtown Almanac

CategoryValue
County Suffolk County
Standard Zip Codes11787, 11788
Phone Area Codes516,631
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.85
Approximate Longitude-73.21

Smithtown 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
Distance6.6 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
Distance11.2 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
Distance21.2 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
Hauppauge20,301$118,574
Islandia3,349$91,458
Kings Park17,157$123,510
Nesconset13,973$124,663
Nissequogue1,536$194,500
St. James13,512$116,389

Smithtown Hospitals

St. Catherine Of Siena Medical Center
(Non-profit)
50 Route 25 A
(516) 705-3838

Smithtown Public Schools

Accompsett Elementary School
1 Lincoln St
ZIP: 11787
(631) 382-4155
Primary
Total Enrollment 601
Accompsett Middle School
Meadow Rd
ZIP: 11787
(631) 382-2305
Middle
Total Enrollment 710
Branch Brook Elementary School
15 Ridgely Rd
ZIP: 11787
(631) 382-4205
Primary
Total Enrollment 414
Dogwood Elementary School
50 Dogwood Dr
ZIP: 11787
(631) 382-4255
Primary
Total Enrollment 414
Forest Brook Elementary School
299 Lilac Ln
ZIP: 11787
(631) 265-3265
Primary
Total Enrollment 384
Mount Pleasant Elementary School
33 Plaisted Ave
ZIP: 11787
(631) 382-4355
Primary
Total Enrollment 459
Pines Elementary School
22 Holly Dr
ZIP: 11787
(631) 543-8700
Primary
Total Enrollment 525
Smithtown Elementary School
51 Lawrence Ave
ZIP: 11787
(631) 382-4505
Primary
Total Enrollment 463
Smithtown High School-west
100 Central Rd
ZIP: 11787
(631) 382-2905
High
Total Enrollment 1685

Smithtown Private Schools

Developmental Disabilities Institute
99 Hollywood Dr
ZIP: 11787
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 223
Ivy League School
211 Brooksite Dr
ZIP: 11787
Elementary
Total Enrollment 107
Smithtown Christian School
1 Higbie Dr Ste 5
ZIP: 11787
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 485
St Patrick Elementary School
284 E Main St
ZIP: 11787
Elementary
Total Enrollment 461
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