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Hauppauge, New York

Coordinates: 40°49′6″N 73°12′25″W / 40.81833°N 73.20694°W / 40.81833; -73.20694
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Hauppauge, New York
H. Lee Dennison Suffolk County Executive Building with a monument to war dogs
H. Lee Dennison Suffolk County Executive Building with a monument to war dogs
"The Land of Sweet Waters"
U.S. Census map
U.S. Census map
Hauppauge is located in Long Island
Hauppauge is located in New York
Hauppauge is located in the United States
Coordinates: 40°49′6″N 73°12′25″W / 40.81833°N 73.20694°W / 40.81833; -73.20694
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
 • Total10.29 sq mi (26.66 km2)
 • Land10.21 sq mi (26.43 km2)
 • Water0.09 sq mi (0.23 km2)
62 ft (19 m)
 • Total20,083
 • Density1,967.76/sq mi (759.75/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
11749, 11760, 11788
Area code(s)631, 934
FIPS code36-32732
GNIS feature ID0952381

Hauppauge (/ˈhɔːpɒɡ/ HOP-og) is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the towns of Islip and Smithtown in Suffolk County, New York on Long Island. The population was 20,882 at the time of the 2010 census.[2] Despite Riverhead being the county seat, many government offices are located in Hauppauge.



Hauppauge is located at 40°49′6″N 73°12′25″W / 40.81833°N 73.20694°W / 40.81833; -73.20694 (40.818205, −73.206878).[3] According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 10.8 square miles (28.1 km2), of which 10.7 square miles (27.7 km2) is land and 0.15 square miles (0.4 km2), or 1.37%, is water.[2] The name is derived from the Native American word for "sweet waters." Local Native American tribes would get their fresh drinking water from this area, instead of near Lake Ronkonkoma where the water was not potable. Hauppauge is known for the underground water springs and high underground water table.



The first house in greater Hauppauge, according to historian Simeon Wood, dates as far back as 1731, being located on what would be the Arbuckle Estate, and later the southeast corner of the Hauppauge Industrial Park, near the intersection of Motor Parkway and Old Willets Path.[4] The settlement of Hauppauge proper commenced with the family of Thomas Wheeler prior to 1753, at the present-day location of the BP gas station between Townline and Wheeler Road.[4] The locale would take the Wheelers' name as its own until the 1860s when the name Hauppauge was restored.[4] On March 13, 1806, "a meeting of the male members of the Methodist Society of the 'Haupogues' was convened at the School House agreeable to public notice for the express purpose of Incorporating and Electing Trustees for said Society." The first trustees elected at the meeting presided by Timothy Wheeler and Issac Wheeler were Issac Nichols, Elkanah Wheeler, George Wheeler, and Samuel Brush. They were known as the "Trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church and Congregation of the Haupogues".[5] In 1812 the Hauppauge Methodist Church that stands today was constructed on land donated by the Wheeler family.

Hauppauge gained significance as a waypoint on the King's Highway, laid out by the colonial legislature of New York in 1702.[4] The present-day right of way departs westward from Route 111 as Conklin's Road or Half Mile Road, passing St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church before terminating at the border between Smithtown and Islip. Hauppauge was effectively split between the towns of Smithtown and Islip in 1798 with the survey of New Highway, or what is now known as Townline Road (County Route 76).[4]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[7] of 2020, there were 20,083 people, 6,830 households, and 5,246 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,967.8 inhabitants per square mile (759.8/km2). There were 7,384 housing units at an average density of 683.7 per square mile (264.0/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 81.5% White, 8.0% Asian, 1.3% African American, 0.0% Native American or Pacific Islander, 2.8% from other races, and 6.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.5% of the population.

There were 6,830 households, out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living within (a decrease of 8.5 percentage points from the 2010 census), 61.7% were married couples living together, 18.1% had a female householder with no husband present, with an average of 2.90 people per household. 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average family size was 3.39 people.

The median age was 51.3 years, an increase of 10.2 years from the 2010 census. For every 100 females, there were 100.01 males.[7] An estimated 94.7% of the CDP's population holds a high school diploma or higher.

According to the 2020 census,[8] the median income for a household in the CDP was $120,442, and the mean income was $144,898. On average, people paid a median of $26,868 in annual housing costs. About 4.4% of the population were below the individual poverty line, including 2.9% of families and 8.3% of nonfamily households.

Hauppauge Industrial Park


The Hauppauge Industrial Park, located at the edge of the hamlet, is the largest on Long Island, and by some accounts the second largest in the nation. The park had more than 1,000 companies as of 2017 and employs over 55,000 people.[9] The companies in the industrial park provide tax revenue to the Hauppauge school district's budget. As the park has aged, so too have its occupying companies, many of which have closed their facilities. One example, are the facilities of Reuters Group prior to its 2008 merger with Thomson Corporation. Afterwards, Reuters offices, comprising three data centers, were vacated and relocated to Times Square in New York City, the UK, and other Thomson complexes. The three empty data centers still are under long-term leases, but as is visibly apparent when driving through the industrial park, many corporations have either closed or vacated for newer locales.

Starting in 1936 the current site of the Hauppauge Industrial Park housed a radio communication facility operated first by Mackay Radio and Telegraph Company (owned by Clarence Mackay) and later by ITT Corporation.[10] The radio facility, which specialized in transmissions to and from Europe, South America, and ships at sea, closed in 1986 but is memorialized on-site by Wireless Blvd.

The Hauppauge Industrial Park is reported to be the largest of its kind in the United States that is fully protected by an all volunteer fire department, the Hauppauge Fire Department.


Hauppauge Palace Diner, on Smithtown Bypass

Royal Apparel's headquarters are located here since 1992, producing American-made apparel here amongst several other east-coast locations. In May 2000, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill opened an office in Hauppauge. The 2,500-square-foot (230 m2) office is located on the second floor of the 1300 Veterans Memorial Highway building. Carl Galioto, the head of the company's technical division, stated that it opened the office because it had difficulty hiring New York City-area recruits. The location was established to attract professionals who would have otherwise been required to commute.[11] Voxx International, a consumer electronics company, and Dime Community Bank are also headquartered here.

Notable people




Hauppauge Union Free School District operates public schools.

  • Hauppauge High School
  • Hauppauge Middle School
  • Bretton Woods Elementary School
  • Forest Brook Elementary School
  • The Pines Elementary School

Adelphi University's Hauppauge Center is located at 150 Motor Parkway.[12]



The hyperlocal news website Hauppauge Patch provides daily online coverage of breaking news, sports and community events. Hauppauge is also home to master control facilities for several media organizations, including Thomson Reuters and Paramount Media Networks.

See also



  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Hauppauge CDP, New York". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved January 2, 2013.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  4. ^ a b c d e Marr, Jack J., A History of Hauppauge, Hauppauge, NY: Jack Marr Publishing Company, 1981.
  5. ^ A Copy of the Record of Proceedings of the M.E. Church at Hauppauge from year 1806 to the year 1886 inclusive.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  7. ^ a b "United States Census Bureau". data.census.gov. 2020. Retrieved January 23, 2024.
  8. ^ "United States Census Bureau". data.census.gov. Retrieved January 23, 2024.
  9. ^ "Hauppauge Industrial Park". HIA-LI. Archived from the original on February 18, 2017. Retrieved February 17, 2017.
  10. ^ "Mackay Radio". Bill McLaughlin. February 2, 2007. Archived from the original on February 17, 2017. Retrieved February 17, 2017.
  11. ^ Breskin, Ira. "REGIONAL MARKET: Long Island; Reverse Commute: Bringing the Office to the Employee Archived 2017-12-01 at the Wayback Machine." New York Times. December 31, 2003. Retrieved 2011-12-14.
  12. ^ "Hauppauge Center | Adelphi University". Hauppauge Center. Retrieved August 19, 2023.