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North Babylon, New York
Hamlet and census-designated place
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U.S. Census map
Country United States
State New York
County Suffolk
Area
 • Total 3.4 sq mi (8.9 km2)
 • Land 3.4 sq mi (8.7 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 33 ft (10 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 17,509
 • Density 5,095/sq mi (1,967/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 11703
Area code(s) 631
FIPS code 36-51440
GNIS feature ID 0958667

North Babylon is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) located in Suffolk County, on Long Island, in New York, United States. It is located approximately 25 miles east of New York City, at the Queens border. The population was 17,509 at the 2010 census.

North Babylon is a community in the Town of Babylon. It has a number of recreational areas such as Belmont Lake State park where walking, cycling, picnicing and boating are enjoyed. Phelps Lane pool is also a popular recreation area for swimming, tennis and relaxation.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the census-designated place has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2), of which 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2) is land, and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (1.46%) is water.

Demographics of the CDP

As of the census of 2000, there were 17,877 people, 6,146 households, and 4,707 families residing in the hamlet. The population density was 5,309.8 per square mile (2,048.2/km²). There were 6,271 housing units at an average density of 1,862.6 per square mile (719.2/km2). The racial makeup of the hamlet was 84.9% White, 6.2% African American, 0.17% Native American, 2.09% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.95% from other races, and 1.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.34% of the population.

There were 6,146 households out of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.3% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.4% were non-families. Of all households 18.1% were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.30.

In the hamlet the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.

The median income for a household in the hamlet was $88,027. The per capita income for the hamlet was $34,590. About 2.5% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.0% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over.

9/11 victims from North Babylon

  • William Johnston, 31, FDNY Engine 6
  • Andre G. Fletcher, 37, FDNY Rescue Co. 5
  • Catherine L. LoGuidice, 30
  • Richard M. Caproni, 34
  • Debra Mannetta (Ascoli), 31
  • Richard Mangiano, Fireman
  • Kenneth A. George, 50, D.O.T (108 Forsythia Lane)
  • Philip Ognibene, 39, North Babylon Senior High School, Class of 1980
  • Carlo Lillo, 37, FDNY Paramedic
  • Stephen Scalza, 42, NYPD (died October 1, 2014 from lung disease as a result of the 9/11 recovery effort)
  • Mary Rubina Sperando, Class of 1979.

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