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Yaphank is in Suffolk County, in the New York metro area.
The community name derives from Indian term for "riverbank"
The latitude of Yaphank is 40.836N. The longitude is -72.917W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 43 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 5,025.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Yaphank 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 11980 ZIP code.
21% of Yaphank residents report German ancestry, and 21% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Yaphank ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Yaphank was $25,020, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Yaphank residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Yaphank, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $792. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,363.
Suffolk County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Yaphank political report.
The average commute time for Yaphank workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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