Huntington, New York

Huntington: Town in Suffolk County, New York, United States


Huntington is a town located in the county of Suffolk in the U.S. state of New York. Its population at the 2010 census was 203,264. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 200,102 inhabitants.

The town was created 371 years ago in 1652.

Huntington is a town located on the North Shore of Long Island in Suffolk County, New York. With over 200,000 residents, it is among the largest towns on Long Island.

Early Settlement

The first European settlers arrived in the 1600s, joining Native American Lenape tribes along the harbor. The town was named after Englishman Richard Huntington and formally incorporated in 1653.

Huntington began as an agricultural community, with fishing and oystering along the harbor. Early industry focused on lumber, gristmills, and brickworks. Huntington Harbor enabled trade and shipbuilding.

In the 1800s, rail lines and trolley systems were developed to better connect Huntington to New York City markets. This improved commerce, tourism, and commuting.

Growth and Development

Like many Long Island towns, Huntington saw enormous population growth after World War II due to suburban sprawl from NYC. Modern Huntington emerged during the massive suburban expansion of the 1950s and 60s.

** Significant postwar community developments** include the Melville business park, the expansive Walt Whitman Shops mall, and the Long Island State Veterans Home.

Cultural institutions like The Paramount concert hall, Heckscher Museum, and Cinema Arts Centre established Huntington as a center for arts and entertainment.

Huntington Today

Present-day Huntington retains a historic downtown of colonial buildings mixed with modern commerce. The town still has working harbors along the North Shore coastline.

Huntington has over 200,000 residents across its 120 square miles. It contains everything from centuries-old farms to Levitt suburban communities to dense apartment neighborhoods.

The town balances its history, maritime culture, and natural spaces with steady population growth. Huntington takes pride in its schools, parks, and community spirit.

Huntington locator map
Location of Huntington on New York map.

Quick Facts about Huntington

Population : 200,102 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : New York (United States)
County : Suffolk County
Postal code : 11743
Phone Area Codes : 631
Area : 355087369 km2
Official name : Town of Huntington
Altitude : 135 feet / 41 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1653 (371 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−04:00, UTC−05:00
Local time : 18:22:24 (24th February 2024)
Population growth : -1.58% (2010-2020)
Hecksher Park Huntington-1 image
Hecksher Park Huntington-1
Hecksher Park Huntington-1 image


Huntington is located at 40°52'5"N 73°25'32"W (40.8681500, -73.4256800).

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According to census records, the population of Huntington decreased by 1.58% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2000 195,289 -
2010 203,264 3.92% census
2011 203,745 0.24% estimation process
2012 203,402 -0.17% estimation process
2013 203,356 -0.02% estimation process
2014 203,608 0.12% estimation process
2015 203,065 -0.27% estimation process
2016 202,198 -0.43% estimation process
2017 201,656 -0.27% estimation process
2018 201,387 -0.13% estimation process
2019 200,704 -0.34% estimation process
2020 200,102 -0.3% estimation process

Huntington zip code is 11743. County name: Suffolk, County fips: 36103

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People born in Huntington (99)

People born in Huntington, including american actor Ralph Macchio, politician Silas Wood, computer scientist John L. Hennessy, .


  • Jeff Hawkins (American entrepreneur and neuroscientist; founder of Palm Computing) he was born in 01/06/1957
  • Sven Salumaa (American tennis player) he was born in 21/10/1966
  • Zephaniah Platt (American politician (1735–1807)) he was born in 27/05/1735
  • Susanna Kallur (Swedish hurdler) she was born in 16/02/1981
  • Torrey DeVitto (American actress, model, violinist) she was born in 08/06/1984
  • Carey Lowell (American actress) she was born in 11/02/1961
  • John B. Jervis (American civil engineer) he was born in 14/12/1795
  • Jenny Kallur (Swedish hurdler) she was born in 16/02/1981
  • Alicia Coppola (American actress) she was born in 12/04/1968
  • Adam Ebbin (American politician) he was born in 10/11/1963
  • Leroy Grumman (American engineer) he was born in 04/01/1895
  • Brandon Sutter (American ice hockey player) he was born in 14/02/1989
  • Benjamin Hendrickson (American actor (1950-2006)) he was born in 26/08/1950
  • Chris DiMarco (American professional golfer, PGA Tour member) he was born in 23/08/1968
  • Eliphalet Wickes (American politician (1769-1850)) he was born in 01/04/1769
  • Kenny Davern (American clarinetist) he was born in 07/01/1935
  • Jon Burr (American musician) he was born in 22/05/1953
  • Nathaniel Scudder (American physician, politician (1733-1781)) he was born in 10/05/1733

Schools in Huntington

College & universities near Huntington, NY

Code Name City ZIP
420468 Western Suffolk BOCES Northport (NY) 11768
191205 Five Towns College Dix Hills (NY) 11746-5871
418126 New York College of Health Professions Syosset (NY) 11791-4413
196042 Farmingdale State College Farmingdale (NY) 11735-1021
417910 Veeb Nassau County School of Practical Nursing Hicksville (NY) 11801-4302

Stations (18)

Amtrak & bus stations near Huntington, NY

Code Name Address Type
STM Stamford Transportation Center Washington Blvd and South State St. RAIL
NRO New Rochelle station 1 Railroad Plaza RAIL
BRP Bridgeport 525 Water St. RAIL
YNY Yonkers station 5 Buena Vista Ave. RAIL
NYP Pennsylvania Station 8th Ave 31st Street / 8th Ave 33rd Street RAIL

Post offices near Huntington

Post Office Name City ZIP
Huntington Post Office Huntington (NY) 11743
Hal Post Office Huntington (NY) 11743
Cold Spring Harbor Post Office Cold Spring Harbor (NY) 11724
Centerpor Post Office Centerport (NY) 11721
Greenlawn Post Office Greenlawn (NY) 11740

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  • Huntington , West Virginia The second-most populous city in West Virginia. It is located on the Ohio River in the eastern part of the state. Huntington is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Huntington Museum of Art and the Huntington Municipal Auditorium. with a population of 44,934 people.
  • Huntington , Indiana city in Indiana with a population of 17,052 people.
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  • Huntington , Arkansas city in Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States with a population of 615 people.
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Other cities in Suffolk County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Suffolk County , NY. (more)

City Name Population Title
Brookhaven 479,883 Town in Suffolk County, New York, United States
Islip 322,328 Town in New York, United States
Babylon 218,223 A town in Suffolk County, New York.
Smithtown 110,876 Census-designated place in Suffolk County, New York
Brentwood 60,664 Census-designated place in Suffolk County, New York
Southampton 58,549 Town in Suffolk County, New York, partly on the South Fork of Long Island, USA
West Babylon 43,213 Census-designated place in Suffolk County, New York
Coram 39,113 Census-designated place in Suffolk County, New York
Commack 36,124 Census-designated place in Suffolk County, New York
Central Islip 34,450 Census-designated place in Suffolk County, New York
Riverhead 33,434 Town in New York
Huntington Station 33,029 Census-designated place in Suffolk County, New York
Centereach 31,578 Census-designated place in Suffolk County, New York
West Islip 28,335 Census-designated place in Suffolk County, New York
Shirley 27,854 Census-designated place in New York, USA
Holbrook 27,195 City in and county seat of Navajo County, Arizona, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Huntington distances to largest New York cities