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Overview

Introduction to West Hills, New York

West Hills, New York, in Suffolk County, is 7 miles NE of Levittown, New York and 29 miles E of New York, New York.

West Hills History

A group of Englishmen arrived in this area in 1653. Huntington was officially incorporated as a town on March 7, 1788. Walt Whitman was born in the community of West Hills in 1819.

West Hills and nearby Attractions

  • Huntington Historical Society
  • West Hills County Park
  • Old Westbury Gardens
  • Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
  • Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Things To Do In West Hills

The Huntington Historical Society provides information on the historical and cultural background of the region. The Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum houses exhibits related to 19th-century whaling and scrimshaw industries. The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park, the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, the Belmont Park Race Track and the Maritime Aquarium are all accessible from West Hills. Boating, fishing and horse riding opportunities are available from Belmont Lake State Park.

West Hills Transportation

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

West Hills Higher Education

Hofstra University, SUNY College at Old Westbury and Suffolk County Community College-Western Campus are some of the nearby colleges and universities.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,163
Male Share of the Population46.2%
Female Share of the Population53.8%
Senior Citizens19%
Employed Population 16+2,597
Age of the Population48

Families

% of people married63.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher60.4%
Median Earnings25+$62,477
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$42,303
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,690

Wealth

Median Family Income$136,853
% Above Poverty Level97.5%
% Below Poverty Level2.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home5.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation12.1%

Housing

People Living Alone17.5%
Median Gross Rent$2,150
Median House Value$571,100

Ancestry

Italian32.5%
Irish23.8%
German19.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13%
Polish7.7%
Russian5.3%
English2.8%
Dutch2.4%
French Except Basque1.5%
Hungarian1.4%
Swedish1.4%
Greek1.3%
Turkish1.2%
Czech1%
Canadian0.8%
Austrian0.7%
Scottish0.6%
Israeli0.6%
Ukrainian0.6%
Arab0.5%
Lebanese0.5%
Afghan)0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Latvian0.3%
Basque0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Romanian0.2%
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West Hills Almanac

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West Hills Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMINEOLA
Distance11.2 miles
Jan Temp25 to 38 F
Apr Temp41 to 58 F
Jul Temp66 to 83 F
Oct Temp47 to 63 F
Annual Precip46.3 inches
StationWANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance12 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
StationNEW YORK JFK INTL AP
Distance21.6 miles
Jan Temp25 to 39 F
Apr Temp42 to 59 F
Jul Temp67 to 83 F
Oct Temp49 to 64 F
Annual Precip42.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Huntington Station34,565$81,541
Laurel Hollow1,929$250
Melville18,320$155,057
Plainview26,087$146,652
South Huntington9,508$108,873
Woodbury11,571$127,933
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