Huntington Station, New York

Coordinates: 40°50′41″N 73°24′27″W / 40.84472°N 73.40750°W / 40.84472; -73.40750
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Huntington Station, New York
A sign welcoming people to Huntington Station
A sign welcoming people to Huntington Station
Huntington Station is located in Long Island
Huntington Station
Huntington Station
Location on Long Island, within the state of New York
Huntington Station is located in New York
Huntington Station
Huntington Station
Huntington Station (New York)
Coordinates: 40°50′41″N 73°24′27″W / 40.84472°N 73.40750°W / 40.84472; -73.40750
Country United States
State New York
Named forThe Huntington Long Island Rail Road station
 • Total5.48 sq mi (14.19 km2)
 • Land5.48 sq mi (14.18 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
217 ft (66 m)
 • Total34,878
 • Density6,369.25/sq mi (2,459.38/km2)
Huntington Stationite
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
11746, 11747, 11750
Area code(s)631, 934
FIPS code36-37044
GNIS feature ID0953500

Huntington Station is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Huntington in Suffolk County, on Long Island, in New York, in the United States. The population was reported as 34,878 with the 2020 census.[2]


The hamlet was named for its railroad station, and was originally known as "Fairground".[3]

Huntington Station was the birthplace of poet Walt Whitman.[4] His home remains there as a museum.[4]


Across from the Walt Whitman Museum on Route 110 are the Walt Whitman Shops, a large shopping mall.[5][6]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 14.2 square kilometres (5.5 sq mi), all land.[7][8]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

As of the census of 2020, there were 34,878 people, and 10,925 households residing in the CDP. The population density was 6,369.2 people per square mile.

The racial makeup of the CDP was 52.9% White, 8.1% African American, 1.6% Native American, 2.8% Asian, 5.7% from two or more races, and Hispanic or Latino of any race were 32.8% of the population.

For the period 2017–2021, the median annual income for a household in the CDP was $104,871. The per capita income for the CDP was $43,565. About 11.7% of people were below the poverty line.[10]


Huntington Station is located within the boundaries of (and is thus served by) the Harborfields Central School District, the Huntington Union Free School District, and the South Huntington Union Free School District.[5] As such, children who reside within the hamlet and attend public schools go to school in one of these three districts, depending on where they reside within the hamlet.[5]


The hamlet is a major hub for the area.[5] It is the beginning point of electrification for the Port Jefferson Branch of the Long Island Rail Road, and so many New York-bound trains start at Huntington station.[5] 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 (HART) buses through the area, with the H10 & H20 buses serving the area near the LIRR Huntington station, while the H30 & H40 buses only serve the southern portion of the hamlet by Jericho Turnpike.[5][11]

Notable people[edit]

Notable current and former residents of Huntington Station include:


  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census 2020(Huntington Station)".
  3. ^ "1903 map".
  4. ^ a b "Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site". New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Long Island Index: Interactive Map". Retrieved 2022-07-22.
  6. ^ "Walt Whitman Shops®". Simon Property Group. Retrieved 2022-07-22.
  7. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Huntington Station CDP, New York". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on 2020-02-12. Retrieved 2013-01-02.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  10. ^ "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Huntington Station CDP, New York". Retrieved 2023-04-20.
  11. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-12-29. Retrieved 2013-10-14.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ Kerr, Kathleen. "They Began Here: Around the country, leading thinkers in health and science can trace their roots to Long Island" Archived 2008-06-09 at the Wayback Machine, Newsday, July 16, 2008. Accessed 2008-09-17.