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Overview

Introduction to South Huntington, New York

South Huntington, New York is 8 miles W of Brentwood, New York (center to center) and 31 miles E of New York, New York. It is in Suffolk county, and has a population of 9,465.

South Huntington History

The Matinecock tribe of Native Americans originally inhabited this region. Robert Williams, Daniel Whitehead, and Richard Holbrook purchased land from these natives on April 2, 1653, and then sold it to a group of white settlers. This ultimately became the town of Huntington which was officially incorporated on November 30, 1666. The hamlet of South Huntington is a part of the Town of Huntington. Walt Whitman, the American poet, essayist, humanist, and journalist, was born in South Huntington in 1819.

South Huntington and Nearby Attractions

  • Huntington Historical Society
  • Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park
  • Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
  • Fire Island National Seashore
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
  • Robert Moses State Park

Things To Do In South Huntington

Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park is nearby and now includes exhibition galleries and an interpretive center. Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum showcases exhibits on the local history, 19th-century whaling, and scrimshaw. Huntington Historical Society, American Airpower Museum, Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, and Heckscher Museum of Art are among the other museums located within 10 miles of South Huntington. The home of Theodore Roosevelt on Sagamore Hill is also close to the town. Fire Island National Seashore features 32 miles of beach, nature trails, public marinas, and camping areas. Facilities for swimming, boating, fishing, horseback riding, biking, hiking, and picnicking are available at the Jones Beach State Park, Hempstead Lake State Park, Valley Stream State Park, and Belmont Lake State Park.

South Huntington Transportation

John F Kennedy International Airport is the closest major airport.

South Huntington Higher Education

Nearby colleges include the Long Island University - Brentwood, SUNY Farmingdale, and SUNY Old Westbury.

People

Total Population 9,724
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 18.3%
Employed Population 16+ 4,421
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 54.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 41.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $105,053
% Above Poverty Level 93.5%
% Below Poverty Level 6.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 4.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation 9.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,559
Median House Value $419,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.9%
US/American 0.4%
English 3.6%
Irish 25.2%

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

South Huntington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles W of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 31 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11746
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.823
Longitude -73.399

South Huntington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station MINEOLA
Distance 13 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 38 F
Apr Temp 41 to 58 F
Jul Temp 66 to 83 F
Oct Temp 47 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.3 inches
Station WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance 13.1 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 37 F
Apr Temp 40 to 55 F
Jul Temp 67 to 81 F
Oct Temp 47 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.9 inches
Station PATCHOGUE 2 N
Distance 21 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dix Hills 27,374 $154,779
Huntington 204,240 $122,602
Huntington Station 34,088 $82,531
Woodbury 11,452 $129,679

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

South Huntington Public Libraries

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Half Hollow Hills Community Public Library
55 VANDERBILT PARKWAY
South Huntington, New York
(631) 421-4530
Library Web Site
South Huntington Public Library
2 MELVILLE ROAD
South Huntington, New York
(631) 549-4411

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