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Overview

Introduction to West Babylon, New York

West Babylon, New York, in Suffolk county, is 7 miles SW of Brentwood, New York and 32 miles E of New York, New York. The town is part of the Nassau- Suffolk metropolitan statistical area. About 43,452 people live in West Babylon.

West Babylon History

West Babylon, which is a part of the Town of Babylon, is a census-designated place. The area that is occupied by the Town of Babylon was once referred to as South Huntington. The earliest settler here was Nathaniel Conklin, who moved in with his family in 1803 and named the area "New Babylon" after the historical town of Babylon. The Town of Babylon was officially established in 1872 from portions of the Town of Huntington.

West Babylon and nearby Attractions

  • Belmont Lake State Park
  • Bethpage State Park
  • Old Bethpage Village Restoration
  • American Airpower Museum
  • Amityville Historical Society - Lauder Museum

Things To Do In West Babylon

The Belmont Lake State Park offers facilities for picnicking, fishing and boating, biking, hiking and horseback riding, while the Bethpage State Park has golf courses, tennis courts, playing fields, bridle paths, picnic areas and hiking and biking trails. One can view War planes built during World War II displayed in hangars at the American Airpower Museum. The Old Bethpage Village Restoration is an open-air museum which depicts the history of Long Island.

West Babylon Transportation

John F. Kennedy International Airport is nearby.

West Babylon Higher Education

SUNY College of Technology, Suffolk County Community College and Dowling College provide courses in higher studies.

Demographics

People

Total Population43,359
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens15.3%
Employed Population 16+21,441
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married50%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.2%
Median Earnings25+$46,892
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,660
Median Earnings With High School Degree$38,038

Wealth

Median Family Income$96,027
% Above Poverty Level94.4%
% Below Poverty Level5.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation8.3%

Housing

People Living Alone20%
Median Gross Rent$1,615
Median House Value$337,100

Ancestry

Italian33.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.4%
Irish18.5%
German13.2%
Polish6.2%
English3.2%
West Indian2.1%
Russian1.4%
French Except Basque1.1%
Haitian1.1%
Ukrainian1.1%
Turkish1%
Dutch0.9%
Greek0.8%
Arab0.6%
Lithuanian0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Czech0.6%
Scottish0.5%
Jamaican0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Slovak0.2%
British0.2%
Barbadian0.2%
Guyanese0.2%
Afghan)0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Maltese0.2%
Albanian0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
African0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
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West Babylon Almanac

CategoryValue
County Suffolk County
Standard Zip Codes11704
P.O. Box Zip Codes11707
Phone Area Codes516,631
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.71
Approximate Longitude-73.35

West Babylon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance9 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
StationISLIP LI MACARTHUR AP
Distance14.5 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
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Babylon213,254$94,953
Lindenhurst27,234$95,729
North Babylon17,212$99,899
North Lindenhurst10,920$74,183
West Bay Shore4,803$133,542
Wyandanch10,722$62,474

West Babylon Public Libraries

West Babylon Public Library
211 ROUTE 109
West Babylon, New York
(631) 669-5445

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West Babylon Public Schools

Forest Avenue School
200 Forest Ave
ZIP: 11704
(631) 376-7301
Primary
Total Enrollment 333
John F Kennedy School
175 Brookvale Ave
ZIP: 11704
(631) 376-7801
Primary
Total Enrollment 385
Santapogue School
1130 Herzel Blvd
ZIP: 11704
(631) 376-7401
Primary
Total Enrollment 347
South Bay School
160 Great E Neck Rd
ZIP: 11704
(631) 376-7501
Primary
Total Enrollment 335
Tooker Avenue School
855 Tooker Ave
ZIP: 11704
(631) 376-7601
Primary
Total Enrollment 353
West Babylon Junior High School
200 Old Farmingdale Rd
ZIP: 11704
(631) 376-7204
Middle
Total Enrollment 923
West Babylon Senior High School
500 Great E Neck Rd
ZIP: 11704
(631) 376-7115
High
Total Enrollment 1333
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