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Babylon is a village in Suffolk County, in the New York metro area.

One tradition says the community was named after the biblical city. Another, more indirect, says it derives from a boisterous tavern referred to as "another Babylon."
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Babylon. For links to other places called Babylon, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Babylon is 40.695N. The longitude is -73.326W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 7 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 12,759.


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Median household income
Local
$69,767
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Babylon demographic reports
Babylon is on Great South Bay.
Former and merged names include:
· South Huntington
Site of the country's first all-black professional baseball team.

Inventor Guglielmo Marconi set up a ship-to-shore wireless station here in 1902.

Well-known residents have included:
· Rodney Dangerfield, comedian
· William M. Shepherd, astronaut
· Robert Moses, builder
· Tom Bohrer, Olympic medallist
· Bob Keeshan, TV actor who played Captain Kangaroo
Nearby parks & recreation: Cedar Beach, Argyle Lake, Belmont Lake State Park, Captree State Park, Robert Moses State Park - Long Island
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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18% of Babylon residents report German ancestry, and 24% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Babylon ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Babylon was $30,846, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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34% of Babylon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Babylon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $905.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,827.


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Libraries in Babylon include Babylon Public Library ... View libraries

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Suffolk County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Babylon political report.

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The average commute time for Babylon workers is 35 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 28 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Babylon between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 22.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

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