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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Smithtown 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 11754 ZIP code.
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.
36% of Smithtown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Smithtown include Saint James District, Wyandanch Club Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Smithtown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $866. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,854.
Libraries in Smithtown include Hauppauge Public Library, Smithtown Library, Smithtown Library - Kings Park Branch, Smithtown Library - Nesconset Branch ... View libraries
Newspapers in Smithtown include Times of Smithtown
Suffolk County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Smithtown political report.
Smithtown restaurants taking online reservations include Bella Vita City Grill, H2O Seafood Grill ... View restaurants
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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