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Wading River is in Suffolk County, in the New York metro area.
The community name is a translation of the Indian term for the region
The latitude of Wading River is 40.950N. The longitude is -72.843W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 92 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 6,668.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Wading River 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 11792 ZIP code.
19% of Wading River residents report German ancestry, and 23% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wading River ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wading River was $26,322, compared with $21,587 nationally.
33% of Wading River residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Wading River, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $880. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,791.
Newspapers in Wading River include Village Beacon Record
Suffolk County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wading River political report.
The average commute time for Wading River workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Wading River include Inn at East Wind.
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