East Farmingdale, Long Island
East Farmingdale is a hamlet and census-designated place located in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. As of the 2010 census, there were 6,484 people (up from 5,400 in 2000), 2,032 households, and 1,482 families residing in the CDP. The median income for a household in the CDP was $86,000 and the median income for a family was $99,135. Males had a median income of $44,383 and $57,548 for females. The East Farmingdale FIPS Code is 36-21985. The latitude of East Farmingdale is 40.729N. The longitude is -73.417W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 69 feet.
An Englishman named Thomas Powell bought a land here from Massapequa Indians as well as neighboring communities such as Bethpage, Melville, North Massapequa, Old Bethpage, Plainedge, and Plainview in 1695. In the early 1900s, East Farmingdale was developed as an aircraft-manufacturing area. After the World War II, the real estate market and their industrialization started to boom. Most of its residents here were married already. About 76% of its total population were represented by families (non-single residences) giving East Farmingdale a higher than average concentration of families. According to research in New York, East Farmingdale is one of the safest neighborhoods on Long Island with no registered sex offender living here in early 2007.
The racial-makeup of East Farmingdale comprises of 73.33% White, 14.83% African American, 0.15% Native American, 4.09% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 4.52% from other races, and 2.98% from two or more races. Most of its resident’s ancestries were Italian, Irish, Black American, German, Polish, English, and Puerto Rican.
The neighborhood is served by Farmingdale Union Free School District that has a total of six schools. The district helps their students in finding a learning environment that will maximize their potentials. East Farmingdale public schools spend $11,628 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $6,058. There are about 16 students per teacher in East Farmingdale.
The local Chamber of Commerce plays a vital role to promote economic and business development throughout the entire area in a coordinated effort of business, available resources within the community and the Chamber. Home rentals are quite affordable becoming a big opportunity for those people who wants to stay and live in this town. The statistical record shows that renters make up 25.39% of the East Farmingdale. About 1.77% of houses and apartments in East Farmingdale are still unoccupied.