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Ronkonkoma is in Suffolk County, in the New York metro area.

Ronkonkoma has been variously translated as "white sand," "resting place of the wild geese," and "fishing place."
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Ronkonkoma. For links to other places called Ronkonkoma, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Ronkonkoma is 40.815N. The longitude is -73.112W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 112 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 20,029.


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$67,339
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
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15% of Ronkonkoma residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ronkonkoma ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ronkonkoma was $25,152, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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20% of Ronkonkoma residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Ronkonkoma, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $940.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,541.


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

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The average commute time for Ronkonkoma workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Ronkonkoma between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Ronkonkoma include Best Inn, Courtyard Long Island, Econo Lodge, Hilton Garden Inn Islip, Holiday Inn-Ronkonkoma.

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