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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Ronkonkoma demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Suffolk County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Nassau-Suffolk area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 11741 ZIP code.
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.
20% of Ronkonkoma residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Ronkonkoma, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $940. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,541.
Suffolk County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ronkonkoma political report.
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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