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West Babylon is in Suffolk County, in the New York metro area.

The latitude of West Babylon is 40.718N. The longitude is -73.354W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 39 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 43,452.


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Median household income
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$60,862
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our West Babylon demographic reports
Once a tulip-growing center
Walt Whitman taught school here
Well-known residents have included:
· Geraldo Rivera, journalist
· Billy Koch, baseball player
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.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 117

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14% of West Babylon residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the West Babylon ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in West Babylon was $22,280, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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17% of West Babylon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in West Babylon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $903.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,610.


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Libraries in West Babylon include West Babylon Public Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for West Babylon workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in West Babylon between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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