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Smithtown is a town in Suffolk County, in the New York metro area.

The community was named after Richard "Bull" Smith (or Smythe), who settled here after being banished from Southampton.

The latitude of Smithtown is 40.855N. The longitude is -73.201W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 105 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 117,681.


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Median household income
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$80,421
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Smithtown demographic reports
Smithtown is on the north shore.
The town encompasses the villages of Head of the Harbor, Nissequogue and Village of the Branch; and the communities of Commack, Fort Salonga, Hauppauge, Kings Park, Lake Ronkonkoma, Nesconset, Saint James and Smithtown.
Former and merged names include:
· Head of the River
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Historic sites and museums: Caleb Smith House
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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15% of Smithtown residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Smithtown ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Smithtown was $31,401, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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36% of Smithtown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Smithtown include Saint James District, Wyandanch Club Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Smithtown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $866.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,854.


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Libraries in Smithtown include Hauppauge Public Library, Smithtown Library, Smithtown Library - Kings Park Branch, Smithtown Library - Nesconset Branch ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Smithtown include Times of Smithtown

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

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Smithtown restaurants taking online reservations include Bella Vita City Grill, H2O Seafood Grill ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Smithtown workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 45 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Smithtown between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.

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