South Farmingdale, New York

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South Farmingdale, New York
Willard Avenue in South Farmingdale on July 4, 2021.
Willard Avenue in South Farmingdale on July 4, 2021.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
South Farmingdale, New York is located in New York
South Farmingdale, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°43′6″N 73°26′44″W / 40.71833°N 73.44556°W / 40.71833; -73.44556Coordinates: 40°43′6″N 73°26′44″W / 40.71833°N 73.44556°W / 40.71833; -73.44556
Country United States
State New York
County Nassau County, New York
TownOyster Bay
 • Total2.20 sq mi (5.69 km2)
 • Land2.19 sq mi (5.68 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
59 ft (18 m)
 • Total14,345
 • Density6,541.27/sq mi (2,525.83/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code516
FIPS code36-69001
GNIS feature ID0965744
NWS SAME code036059

South Farmingdale is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Oyster Bay in Nassau County, on the South Shore of Long Island, in New York, United States. The population of the CDP was 14,486 at the 2010 census.[2]

The hamlet is anchored by (and often identified as part of) neighboring Farmingdale,[3] and is served by the Farmingdale Post Office, Farmingdale School District, and Farmingdale Library.


South Farmingdale's name reflects its geographic location immediately south of and adjacent to the Incorporated Village of Farmingdale.[4]

A railroad station named South Farmingdale previously existed in the hamlet on the Central Branch of the Long Island Rail Road.[5] It had originally opened in 1873 and closed in 1898, and then reopened in 1936 and closed for the final time in 1972.[5][6]


U.S. Census Map

According to the United States Census Bureau, South Farmingdale has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), all land.[7]

The CDP gained territory between the 1990 census and the 2000 census.[8]

South Farmingdale is split between the Massapequa Creek and Seaford Creek Drainage Drainage Areas, and is located within the larger Long Island Sound/Atlantic Ocean Watershed.[9][10][11]


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[12]

2010 census[edit]

According to the 2010 census[13] the population was 90.1% White 83% Non-Hispanic White, 1.4% African American, 0.1% Native American, 4.5% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 2.2% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 10% of the population.

2000 census[edit]

At the time of the 2000 census, there were 15,061 people 4,899 households, and 4,095 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 6,886.0 per square mile (2,655.3/km2). There were 4,950 housing units at an average density of 2,263.2/sq mi (872.7/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.01% White, 0.79% African American, 0.08% Native American, 3.18% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.85% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.90% of the population.[14]

There were 4,899 households, of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.9% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.4% were non-families. 13.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.07 and the average family size was 3.37.

Age distribution was 25.1% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.

The median household income was $71,168, and the median family income was $76,049. Males had a median income of $52,290 versus $36,475 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $25,927. About 2.5% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.4% of those under age 18 and 2.9% of those age 65 or over.

Public services[edit]

Farmingdale Postal Services[edit]

Residents of South Farmingdale have a ZIP code of 11735. They are served by the Farmingdale Post Office, located at 918 Main Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735-5426. While residents can and do typically use Farmingdale as their postal address, the post office also accepts mail that is addressed to South Farmingdale.[15]

Library district[edit]

The Farmingdale Public Library is located at 116 Merritts Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735-3251.

School district[edit]

South Farmingdale is served by the Farmingdale School District. The district includes Farmingdale High School, Howitt Middle School, Northside Elementary School, Woodward Parkway School, Albany Avenue Elementary School in North Massepequa, and Saltzman East Memorial in Suffolk County.


South Farmingdale is served by the Farmingdale (LIRR station) on the Ronkonkoma Branch of the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR).[16] The station is located on Front Street, in Farmingdale. South Farmingdale is also served by the Massapequa Park (LIRR station) on the Babylon Branch. LIRR trains also run directly along the northeast boundary of the CDP using the Central Branch; however, the last station along this branch, the South Farmingdale Station, closed in 1974.[5] It was along this stretch of the Central Branch that Mile-a-Minute Murphy set a record in 1899, pedalling a bicycle for one mile behind a train in less than one minute.


The area is served by the South Farmingdale Fire Department. The main firehouse is located at 819 Main Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735-4140. A second station is at the corner of Merrits Rd and Beverly Road.[17]


South Farmingdale has its own Water District, which has provided service to the area since 1931. It also serves North Massapequa, as well as parts of Bethpage and Seaford.


  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  2. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 for South Farmingdale, CDP, New York".
  3. ^ Road signs erected by the county at the southeast corner of the CDP (along Main Street, about a mile from the Village of Farmingdale) welcome travelers to Farmingdale.
  4. ^ Winsche, Richard (October 1, 1999). The History of Nassau County Community Place-Names. Interlaken, New York: Empire State Books. ISBN 978-1557871541.
  5. ^ a b c Seyfried, Vincent; Emery, Robert; Huneke, Art; Erlitz, Jeff. "LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD Alphabetical Station Listing and History" (PDF). Retrieved November 24, 2017.
  6. ^ Perlmutter, Emanuel (June 18, 1972). "L.I.R.R. Improving Service on All Lines Under a New Timetable". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved May 4, 2018.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "New York: 2000 Population and Housing Unit Counts" (PDF). September 2003. p. III-10. Retrieved 2010-12-22.
  9. ^ New York Rapid Watershed Assessment Profile – Northern Long Island Watershed. Syracuse, New York: United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service. 2011.
  10. ^ "EPA – Waters GeoViewer". United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 2021-07-28.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ "Atlantic Ocean/Long Island Sound Watershed - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation". Retrieved 2021-07-27.
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  13. ^ United States Census
  14. ^ "US 2000 Census data for CDP of South Farmingdale, NY". Archived from the original on 2020-02-10. Retrieved 2014-04-06.
  15. ^ "ZIP Code Lookup". Enter 11735 in field for results.
  16. ^ "MTA LIRR - Farmingdale". Retrieved 2021-07-04.
  17. ^ "South Farmingdale Fire Department".