Overview

Introduction to Wading River, New York

Wading River, New York is 21 miles SE of Milford, Connecticut and 61 miles E of Milford, Connecticut. The town has a population of 6,668.

Wading River History

Wading River is located in Suffolk County, on the northern shore of the Long Island. The first European settlement in the area occurred in 1671. The area had a good supply of drinking water and rich fertile soil good for yielding various crops. Wading River’s population increased dramatically after 1947, as ex-servicemen returning from World War II began building their homes in the town.

Wading River and nearby Attractions

  • Barnum Museum
  • Fire Island National Seashore
  • Atlantis Marine World Aquarium
  • Beardsley Zoological Gardens
  • Captain's Cove Seaport

Things To Do In Wading River

Nearby museums include the Barnum Museum, the Housatonic Museum of Art and the Long Island Museum. Local parks include Heckscher State Park, Fire Island National Seashore and John A. Minetto State Park. The Heckscher State Park offers camping, fishing, hiking and biking opportunities. The Beardsley Zoological Gardens is also accessible from Wading River.

Wading River Transportation

Air transportation is available from John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Wading River Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Suffolk County Community College, Saint Josephs College, the University of New Haven and Dowling College.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,034
Male Share of the Population49.7%
Female Share of the Population50.3%
Senior Citizens15%
Employed Population 16+4,190
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married62.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher49.8%
Median Earnings25+$60,924
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,776
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,433

Wealth

Median Family Income$134,566
% Above Poverty Level94.8%
% Below Poverty Level5.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone11.8%
Median Gross Rent$2,648
Median House Value$399,700

Ancestry

Italian32.4%
Irish21.4%
German16.4%
Polish10.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)7.3%
English5.5%
Austrian1.9%
Swedish1.8%
Russian1.7%
Dutch1.4%
Scottish1.4%
Danishn1.3%
Greek1.3%
Ukrainian1%
French Except Basque1%
Hungarian0.6%
Lithuanian0.6%
Welsh0.4%
US/American0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Estonian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Czech0.2%
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Wading River Almanac

CategoryValue
CountySuffolk County
Standard Zip Codes11792
Phone Area Codes631
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.94
Approximate Longitude-72.81

Wading River 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
Distance6.7 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
Distance13.2 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
StationBRIDGEPORT SIKORSKY AP
Distance21.3 miles
Jan Temp23 to 37 F
Apr Temp41 to 57 F
Jul Temp66 to 82 F
Oct Temp46 to 63 F
Annual Precip44.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Baiting Hollow1,654$122,167
Calverton7,154$70,506
Manorville14,405$132,648
Ridge13,511$92,732
Rocky Point12,902$115,029
Shoreham437$147,813

Wading River Public Schools

Little Flower School
2460 N Wading River Rd
ZIP: 11792
(631) 929-4300
Other
Total Enrollment 111
Wading River School
1900 Wadng Rvr Mnr Rd
ZIP: 11792
(631) 821-8253
Primary
Total Enrollment 533
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