West Babylon, Long Island
West Babylon is a hamlet and census-designated place located in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. It is within the Town of Babylon and the county seat is Riverhead. As of the 2010 census, there were 43,213 people, 14,447 households, and 10,831 families residing in the CDP. The median income for a household in the hamlet was $79,591, and the median income for a family was $89,855. Males had a median income of $60,690 and just $44,237 for females. The latitude of West Babylon is 40.718N. The longitude is -73.354W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 39 feet.
West Babylon was once a tulip-growing center which the area started as a floriculture zone. The local community preserves the history and traditions of many old places and artifacts which have been preserved with loving care. West Babylon succeeds in admirable manner to combine modern convenience and great location, to take forward its evolution from an agricultural area to a residential suburb of choice. About 57.9% of adults are married in West Babylon and it has a large average household size.
Walt Whitman who once taught here is amongst West Babylon’s better known and past citizens. Other well-known residents have included Billy Koch (baseball player), Geraldo Rivera (journalist), Lawrence Doyle (CEO Kinetics Asset Management), Jonathan Reese (lacrosse player), and Geraldo Rivera (Fox News Reporter).
The racial-makeup of West Babylon comprises of 79.9% White, 11.2% African American, 0.12% Native American, 1.90% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 3.6% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Most of its resident’s ancestries were Italian, Irish, German, Black American, and Polish. There are 7 Public Schools in West Babylon which has 5 Elementary Schools and 2 High Schools; the district has the best level of academic services and the valuable information needed to achieve educational, personal, and professional goals.
With the West Babylon Public library, it offers a broad range of collections of materials, technology, programs, and staff expertise. The library also attends the community providing exceptional services in accessible, functional and attractive surroundings, and features several elementary, middle, and high schools nearby. Good education is the best attraction living in West Babylon.
The area offers many unique shops, recreational areas, and fine restaurants which makes West Babylon a perfect place to live, work, and play. The community has more than 50 dining choices. Pizzas, Seafood and Asian cuisine are common forms of ethnic food which dominate in the area. There are also many local bars where you can relax and be in comfort after a hard day at work.