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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,380
Male Share of the Population55.2%
Female Share of the Population44.8%
Senior Citizens10.5%
Employed Population 16+2,854
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married49.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.4%
Median Earnings25+$52,171
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,563
Median Earnings With High School Degree$45,500

Wealth

Median Family Income$105,469
% Above Poverty Level95.3%
% Below Poverty Level4.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.1%
% Using Public Transportation2.6%

Housing

People Living Alone19.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,845
Median House Value$311,800

Ancestry

Italian28.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.7%
Irish25.1%
German21%
English5.4%
Polish5.3%
Russian2.1%
Scottish1.6%
Norwegian0.9%
Greek0.9%
Croatian0.7%
Dutch0.7%
Iranian0.6%
French Except Basque0.6%
Swedish0.5%
West Indian0.4%
Turkish0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Jamaican0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
British0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Arab0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Yaphank Almanac

CategoryValue
County Suffolk County
Standard Zip Codes11980
Phone Area Codes631
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.83
Approximate Longitude-72.92

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)

StationPATCHOGUE 2 N
Distance5 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
StationRIVERHEAD RESEARCH FARM
Distance13.8 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
StationBRIDGEPORT SIKORSKY AP
Distance25.5 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
Brookhaven488,123$102,516
Gordon Heights3,568$62,000
Middle Island10,441$85,697
North Bellport11,257$70,229
Ridge13,129$88,803
Shirley25,432$86,569

Yaphank Public Schools

C E Walters School
15 Everett Dr
ZIP: 11980
(631) 345-2757
Primary
Total Enrollment 811
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