Long Island: Halesite
As of the 2010 census, there were 2,498 people, 1,008 households, and 708 families residing in the CDP. The median income for a household in the CDP was $107,227, and the median income for a family was $134,336. Halesite ZIP Code is 11743. The neighborhood gets 47 inches of rain per year. The United States average is 37. Snowfall is 26 inches. The average US city gets 25 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 111. The latitude of Halesite is 40.888N. The longitude is -73.415W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 26 feet.
The area was named after Nathan Hale, a captain in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. In 1920s, the name was coined when the US Postal Service was constructing a sub-station post office in Huntington and found out that the intended name of Huntington Harbor was too long to fit on the building, so Halesite was agreed upon as an appropriate name for the neighborhood. Hale has no record having been in the area known as Halesite, but there is a rock with a tribute to him at the intersection of Mill Dam Road and New York Avenue. According to research in New York, there were no registered sex offenders living in Halesite as of 2007.
Well-known residents living in Halesite include Fanny Brice (singer and comedian), and Albert Einstein (scientist). The racial-makeup of Halesite comprises of 95.27% White, 1.59% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.93% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.77% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. Most of its resident’s ancestries were Irish, Italian, German,English, Polish, and French. The neighborhood public schools spend at least $11,947 per student. The average school expenditure in the United States is $6,058. There are about a total of 16 students per teacher in Halesite. It doesn’t have a large share of its people below the poverty line.
The unemployment rate in Halesite is only 3.50 percent compared to United States average of 4.60 percent. Halesite is a residential neighborhood with several home styles such as Tudor, Ranches, Colonials, and Victorians. About 84% of its living spaces are occupied by their owners and not by renters. Home price value is very much affordable that it only ranges from $450,000 up to $800,000 respectively.