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Huntington is a town in Suffolk County, in the New York metro area.
One tradition says the community was named for Huntingdon, England. Another says it was named for an abundance of game.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Huntington. For links to other places called Huntington, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Huntington is 40.868N. The longitude is -73.426W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 135 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 195,784.
Patriot Nathan Hale was captured here by the British in 1777. After penning the famous words, "I regret that I have but one life to lose for my country," he was hanged
Sections below provide additional information and links about Huntington 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 11724 ZIP code.
13% of Huntington residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Huntington ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Huntington was $36,390, compared with $21,587 nationally.
44% of Huntington residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Huntington include Bay Crest Historic District, Beaux Arts Park Historic District, East Shore Road Historic District, Goose Hill Road Historic District, Harbor Road Historic District, Main Street Historic District (Cold Spring Harbor), Old Town Hall Historic District, Shore Road Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Huntington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $924. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,028.
Libraries in Huntington include Cold Spring Harbor Library, Commack Public Library, East Northport Public Library, Half Hollow Hills Community Library, Half Hollow Hills Community Public Library, Harborfields Public, Huntington Public Library, Huntington Public Library-Station Branch, Northport-East Northport Public Library, Smithtown Library - Commack Branch ... View libraries
Suffolk County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Huntington political report.
Huntington restaurants taking online reservations include Besito Restaurant, Blackstone Steakhouse, Blue Honu, Panama Hatties, Wild Fin ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Huntington workers is 35 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 54 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Huntington between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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