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Lake Ronkonkoma is in Suffolk County, in the New York metro area.
The community name derives from Indian term for "boundary fishing place"
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Lake Ronkonkoma. For links to other places called Lake Ronkonkoma, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Lake Ronkonkoma is 40.835N. The longitude is -73.131W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 72 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 19,701.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lake Ronkonkoma 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 11767 ZIP code.
16% of Lake Ronkonkoma residents report German ancestry, and 22% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lake Ronkonkoma ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lake Ronkonkoma was $23,233, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Lake Ronkonkoma residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Lake Ronkonkoma, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $808. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,522.
Suffolk County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lake Ronkonkoma political report.
The average commute time for Lake Ronkonkoma workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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