Huntington Station, Long Island
Huntington Station is a hamlet and census-designated place located in Suffolk County, on the North Shore of Long Island, New York. It is within the Town of Huntington. As of the 2000 census, there were 29,910 people, 9,731 households, and 7,191 families residing in the CDP. The median income for a household in the CDP was $61,760, and the median income for a family was $67,115. Males had a median income of $43,349 and only $32,935 for females. The latitude of Huntington Station is 40.853N. The longitude is -73.411W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 217 feet.
The Long Island Rail Road played a very important role in Huntington Station. In 1867, the railroad extended its tracks to the hills south of Huntington and constructed a depot bounded by farmland. The former and merged name was Fairground which came from a racetrack a mile from the station. On July 24, 1980, a post office was established in the railroad station and it was changed into Huntington Station in around 1912. Horse-drawn stage was the first transportation system in the area that was operated between the train station and Halesite starting in 1867.
James D. Wetherbee is an astronaut living in Huntington Station and it was also the birthplace of poet Walt Whitman. His home remains there as a museum. The racial makeup composes of 71.55% White, 11.56% African American, 0.35% Native American, 3.09% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 10.04% from other races, and 3.39% from two or more races. Huntington Station is served by South Huntington School District which provides students with a safe and secure environment while enhancing the student’s academic skills as well as developing social and moral skills as self-directed learners and risk takers. The district has two primary and intermediate schools, one middle school, and a high school. The South Huntington Public Library is a place where all residents of the South Huntington School District can come together. The Library is modern in its outlook with a new and growing range of electronic and multi-media materials.
The Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site is a farmhouse listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is now a historical site and museum dedicated to Whitman containing 130 portraits of Whitman, letters, manuscripts, and artifacts related to the poet. There are also several shopping malls and restaurants can be found anywhere in Huntington Station. The Walt Whitman Mall is Long Island's premier shopping destination which has nearly 100 of the nation's finest retailers, including Bloomingdale's, Lord & Taylor, Macy's and Saks Fifth Avenue. Houses and apartments in Huntington Station are very affordable rates which range from as low as $300,000 to $1 million-plus single-family homes as well as co-ops and a few multi-family residences.