Smithtown (CDP), New York

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Smithtown, New York
The statue of the Smithtown Bull at the west end of the NY 25-25A multiplex
The statue of the Smithtown Bull at the west end of the NY 25-25A multiplex
U.S. Census Map
U.S. Census Map
Smithtown is located in New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°51′21″N 73°12′53″W / 40.85583°N 73.21472°W / 40.85583; -73.21472Coordinates: 40°51′21″N 73°12′53″W / 40.85583°N 73.21472°W / 40.85583; -73.21472
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
 • Total12.1 sq mi (31.4 km2)
 • Land11.6 sq mi (30.1 km2)
 • Water0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
59 ft (18 m)
 • Total26,470
 • Density2,200/sq mi (840/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
11745, 11787, 11788
Area code(s)631, 934
FIPS code36-67851
GNIS feature ID0965531

Smithtown is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) within the Town of Smithtown in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population was 26,470 at the 2010 census.[1] The hamlet includes the former Village of The Landing, which was dissolved in 1939.[2]


Smithtown is located at 40°51′21″N 73°12′53″W / 40.85583°N 73.21472°W / 40.85583; -73.21472 (40.855794, -73.214607).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 12.1 square miles (31.4 km2), of which 11.6 square miles (30.1 km2) is land and 0.50 square miles (1.3 km2), or 4.00%, is water.[1]


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 26,901 people, 8,815 households, and 7,245 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,265.7 per square mile (875.0/km2). There were 8,956 housing units at an average density of 291.3 inhabitants/km2 (754.3 inhabitants/mi2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.35% White, 0.61% African American, 0.04% Native American, 1.77% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.53% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.38% of the population.

There were 8,815 households, out of which 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.2% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.8% were non-families. 14.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 26.1% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $81,272, and the median income for a family was $88,235. Males had a median income of $62,802 versus $38,315 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $31,521. About 2.0% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.0% of those under the age of 18 and 4.4% ages 65 or older.


Smithtown is the city of license for two radio stations, WFRS and WWSK, and the TV station WFTY-DT. The Times of Smithtown newspaper carries community-based articles.

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  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Smithtown CDP, New York". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on 2020-02-12. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  2. ^ Leagle - Jennings vs. Kern, 1987, Retrieved Jun. 14, 2015.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.