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Overview

Introduction to Yaphank, New York

Yaphank, New York is 17 miles E of Brentwood, New York (center to center) and 56 miles E of New York, New York. Yaphank is located in Suffolk County.

Yaphank History

Yaphank was originally named "Millville", due to the presence of two mills along the Carmen's River. These mills were established by John Homan in the mid 18th century. The first post office was established in 1846. The town was renamed "Yaphank" beacuse there were already several other towns with the same name in New York. Yaphank is Indian term meaning "bank of a river." The Long Island Rail Road arrived in 1843, and a railroad station was subsequently built in the area.

Yaphank and Nearby Attractions

  • Cathedral Pine County Park
  • Smith Point Park Beach
  • Brookhaven Volunteer Fire Fighters Museum
  • Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
  • Fire Island National Seashore
  • BNL Science Museum

Things To Do In Yaphank

Yaphank is home to the South Haven County Park. The BNL Science Museum, Long Island Maritime Museum, and Bellport - Brookhaven Historical Society Museum showcase artifacts and memorabilia of historical importance. The Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Fire Island National Seashore, Robert Moses State Park, and Heckscher State Park are popular destinations in the area. The town is also home to several houses of worship including Saint Andrew Episcopal Church, Community Church, and Mary Church.

Yaphank Transportation

Long Island Mac Arthur Airport is the nearest major airport.

Yaphank Higher Education

Colleges close by include the Saint Josephs College - Suffolk Campus, Dowling College, and Suffolk County Community College - Ammerman Campus.

People

Total Population 5,958
Male Share of the Population 54.7%
Female Share of the Population 45.3%
Senior Citizens 12.1%
Employed Population 16+ 2,628
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 49.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.5%
Median Earnings25+ $52,890
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,833
Median Earnings With High School Degree $43,533

Wealth

Median Family Income $108,150
% Above Poverty Level 95.5%
% Below Poverty Level 4.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.3%
% Using Public Transportation 2.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 16.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,768
Median House Value $307,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.7%
US/American 0%
English 7.6%
Irish 23.8%

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

Yaphank Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles E of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 56 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11980
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.836
Longitude -72.917

Yaphank 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 PATCHOGUE 2 N
Distance 5 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
Station RIVERHEAD RESEARCH FARM
Distance 13.8 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 47 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.8 inches
Station BRIDGEPORT SIKORSKY AP
Distance 25.5 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 57 F
Jul Temp 66 to 82 F
Oct Temp 46 to 63 F
Annual Precip 44.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Yaphank, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Carver Park (11980)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brookhaven 488,930 $100,735
Gordon Heights 3,866 $69,219

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

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