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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.

People

Total Population 42,664
Male Share of the Population 47.7%
Female Share of the Population 52.3%
Senior Citizens 15%
Employed Population 16+ 21,202
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 51.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.9%
Median Earnings25+ $46,188
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,908
Median Earnings With High School Degree $37,178

Wealth

Median Family Income $94,824
% Above Poverty Level 94.3%
% Below Poverty Level 5.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 7.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,533
Median House Value $337,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.7%
US/American 0%
English 3.6%
Irish 20.2%

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

West Babylon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles SW of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 32 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11704
P.O. Box Zip Codes 11707
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.718
Longitude -73.354

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)

Station WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance 9 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 ISLIP LI MACARTHUR AP
Distance 14.5 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 58 F
Jul Temp 66 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 64 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches
Station PATCHOGUE 2 N
Distance 19.4 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
Babylon 214,132 $92,242

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

West Babylon Public Libraries

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

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West Babylon High Schools

WEST BABYLON SHS
500 GREAT E NECK RD
631-321-3003
Serves 1,504 students.

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