Huntington Station, New York

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This article is about the community in New York. For the Metro station in Virginia, see Huntington (Washington Metro). For the LIRR station in New York, see Huntington (LIRR station).
Huntington Station, New York
Hamlet and census-designated place
The Long Island Rail Road station for which the hamlet was named
The Long Island Rail Road station for which the hamlet was named
U.S. Census map
U.S. Census map
Huntington Station is located in New York
Huntington Station
Huntington Station
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°50′41″N 73°24′27″W / 40.84472°N 73.40750°W / 40.84472; -73.40750Coordinates: 40°50′41″N 73°24′27″W / 40.84472°N 73.40750°W / 40.84472; -73.40750
Country United States
State New York
County Suffolk
Area
 • Total 5.5 sq mi (14.2 km2)
 • Land 5.5 sq mi (14.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 217 ft (66 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 33,029
 • Density 6,000/sq mi (2,300/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 11746, 11747, 11750
Area code(s) 631
FIPS code 36-37044
GNIS feature ID 0953500

Huntington Station is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population was 33,029 at the 2010 census.[1]

Huntington Station is a community in the Town of Huntington. It was named for its railroad station, and was originally known as "Fairground".[2]

Huntington Station was the birthplace of poet Walt Whitman. His home remains there as a museum. Across from the museum on Route 110 are the Walt Whitman Shops, a mall.

Education[edit]

Geography[edit]

Huntington Station is located at 40°50′41″N 73°24′27″W / 40.844698°N 73.407416°W / 40.844698; -73.407416.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 14.2 square kilometres (5.5 sq mi), all land.[1]

Demographics of the CDP[edit]

As of the census of 2010, there were 33,029 people, 10,067 households, and 7,449 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 6,005.3 per square mile (2,326.0/km2). There were 10,523 housing units at an average density of 1,913.3/sq mi (741.1/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 64.0% White, 10.9% African American, 0.6% Native American, 3.5% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 16.4% some other race, and 4.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 36.7% of the population.[4][5]

There were 10,067 households, out of which 40.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were headed by married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.0% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.26, and the average family size was 3.56.[4]

In the CDP the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35.4 years. For every 100 females there were 104.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.5 males.[4]

For the period 2009-2011, the median annual income for a household in the CDP was $70,898, and the median income for a family was $77,674. Males had a median income of $46,600 versus $47,162 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $29,598. About 7.2% of families and 12.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.0% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.[6]

The Hispanic population in the village is the highest in the area around the LIRR station, as well as the area to the southwest of it. The White population is heaviest in the area east of Lenox Road.

Transportation[edit]

The hamlet is a major hub for the area. It is the beginning point of electrification for the Port Jefferson Branch of the Long Island Railroad, and so many New York-bound trains start at the Huntington train station. The hamlet also has the S1 bus (operated by Suffolk County Transit), providing service along Route 110. In addition, the Town of Huntington also operates Huntington Area Rapid Transit buses through the area, with the H10 & H20 buses serving the area near the Huntington LIRR station, while the H30 & H40 buses only serve the southern portion of the hamlet by Jericho Turnpike.[7]

Notable residents[edit]

Notable current and former residents of Huntington Station include:

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