Long Island: Farmingville
Farmingville is a hamlet and census-designated place located in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. It is within the Town of Brookhaven. As of the 2010 census, there were 15,481 people, 4,834 households and 4,370 families residing in the CDP.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $91,006 and the median income for a family was $92,517. Males had a median income of $67,517 and only $42,913 for females. The latitude of Farmingville is 40.831N. The longitude is -73.03W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 105 feet.
In the late 1990s, there were a total of 1,500 Hispanic workers who moved into the town of Farmingville. In some ways, controversy came when there was an invasion of illegal elements crossing the border from Mexico to do work here on Long Island; rising tensions with the population; charges and counter-charges of lawlessness and racism; protest marches, unity rallies, and Internet campaigns with cruel hate crimes that tear the community apart. There has been an attempted murder of two immigrants discussed in the 2004 documentary film Farmingville. The area also received national attention for anti-immigration sentiments. The Farmingville Campaign helps demographically changing communities build bridges between long-term suburban residents and newly arrived immigrant populations especially undocumented Latinos.
Aside from the controversies and enthralling tale of Farmingville, many people find the area a great place to live for its low crime rates. As of the 2010 census, 83.2% of Farmingville residents are White, 10.3% Hispanic or Latino, 2.5% Black or African American and 2.2% Asian. The Town of Brookhaven Tourism Commission is established in Farmingville. It develops Brookhaven Town’s full Tourism prospective in general and provides detailed and comprehensive information to visitors.
Farmingville has 3 Public Schools and 1 Private school with 3 Elementary Schools and a High School. Sachem Central School District is one of the largest school districts on Long Island serving the residents in Farmingville including Holtsville and Holbrook as well as some areas of Lake Ronkonkoma, Lake Grove, Nesconset, and Ronkonkoma. The Tecumseh Elementary School and Lynwood Ave School are considered top-rated public schools in town.
The Hampton Inn Long Island Brookhaven on North Ocean Avenue is popular due to its proximity to the MacArthur Airport. Farmingville has everything to offer with plenty of shopping centers, good restaurants, and places to stay overnight. There are over 10 family restaurants, 20 fast food restaurants, and many pizza parlors. People who visit the Fire Island beach, or wish to tour Long Island’s wine country, use this hotel as a convenient base. Outdoor activities, are nearby in lakes and parks.