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Encyclopedia > Smithtown, New York
Town of Smithtown
Smithtown is located on the north shore of eastern Suffolk County on Long Island, NY.
U.S. Census Bureau Map
Coordinates: 40°51′46″N 73°12′55″W / 40.86278, -73.21528
Country United States
State New York
County Suffolk
Government
 - Town Supervisor Patrick Vecchio
Area
 - Total 111.4 sq mi (288.5 km²)
 - Land 53.6 sq mi (138.8 km²)
 - Water 57.8 sq mi (149.7 km²)
Elevation 105 ft (32 m)
Population (2000)[1]
 - Total 115,715
 - Density 2,159.8/sq mi (833.9/km²)
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
ZIP codes 11745, 11787, 11788
Area code(s) 631
FIPS code 36-68000
GNIS feature ID 0979498
Website: Smithtown, NY

The Town of Smithtown is in Suffolk County, New York on the North Shore of Long Island. As of the United States 2000 Census, the town had a total population of 115,715. Smithtown ([1]) is a small town on the banks of the Macleay River in New South Wales, Australia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... This article is about the state. ... List of New York counties Map of the counties of New York State (click for larger version) Albany County: formed in 1683 as one of the original 12 counties. ... Suffolk County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... The position of Town Supervisor in New York State is usually the highest elected position in an incorporated town. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Eastern Daylight Time or EDT is equal to: In North America, Eastern Standard Time + 1, or UTC − 4 hours. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... The area code 631 is used in the state of New York in eastern Long Island exclusively for Suffolk County. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... The definitions of the political subdivisions of the state of New York differ from those in certain other countries or even various other U.S. states, leading to misunderstandings regarding the governmental nature of an area. ... Suffolk County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... This article is about the state. ... The North Shore of Long Island is the area along Long Islands northern coast, bordering Long Island Sound. ... This article is about the island in New York State. ... The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...


The Town of Smithtown also contains a census-designated place (CDP) and hamlet named Smithtown. A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... The definitions of the political subdivisions of the state of New York differ from those in certain other countries or even various other U.S. states, leading to misunderstandings regarding the governmental nature of an area. ... Smithtown is a town located in Suffolk County, New York. ...

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History

The town was first settled around 1650. Local legend has it that Native Americans told Richard Smith that he would be granted title to all the land he could ride across in one day on a bull. The land he acquired in this way is said to approximate the current town's location. There is a large anatomically correct statue of Smith's bull, known as Whisper, at the fork of Jericho Turnpike (New York State Route 25) and St. Johnland Road (New York State Route 25A). Smithtown originally was known as "Smithfield." This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... New York State Route 25 is a major east-west road running from the Queensboro Bridge on the East River in Queens, New York City to the Orient Point Ferry terminal on the end of the North Fork of Long Island. ... New York State Route 25A is a New York State highway and the main East-West route for most of the North Shore of Long Island, New York running from the Queens-Midtown Tunnel at its Western terminus to Calverton at its Eastern end. ...


Geography

The Town of Smithtown is located at 40° 52' 13" North, 73° 13' 3" West (40.862786, -73.215175)[2].


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 111.4 square miles (288.5 km²), of which, 53.6 square miles (138.8 km²) of it is land and 57.8 square miles (149.7 km²) of it (51.89%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 115,715 people, 38,487 households, and 31,482 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,159.9 people per square mile (833.9/km²). There were 39,357 housing units at an average density of 734.6/sq mi (283.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was: Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ...


There were 38,487 households out of which 38.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.6% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.2% were non-families. 15.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.28. The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Matrimony redirects here. ...

Main Street, Smithtown
Main Street, Smithtown

In the town the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.

Smithtown Volunteer Fire Department
Smithtown Volunteer Fire Department

According to a 2006 estimate, the median income for a household in the town was $94,208, and the median income for a family was $103,507.[1] Males had a median income of $61,348 versus $38,208 for females. The per capita income for the town was $31,401. About 2.1% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Ancestries: Italian (35.3%), Irish (26.0%), German (18.7%), Polish (6.9%), English (5.0%), Russian (4.1%).


Communities and locations

Villages (incorporated)

The definitions of the political subdivisions of the state of New York differ from those in certain other countries or even various other U.S. states, leading to misunderstandings regarding the governmental nature of an area. ... Head of the Harbor is a village located in Suffolk County, New York. ... Nissequogue is a village located in Suffolk County, New York. ... Village of the Branch is a village located in Suffolk County, New York. ...

Hamlets (unincorporated)

The definitions of the political subdivisions of the state of New York differ from those in certain other countries or even various other U.S. states, leading to misunderstandings regarding the governmental nature of an area. ... Commack is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in Suffolk County, New York, United States. ... For the hamlet within the Town of Huntington, see Huntington (CDP), New York. ... Fort Salonga is a hamlet (and census-designated place) located in Suffolk County, New York. ... Kings Park is a census-designated place (CDP) and town located in the Town of Smithtown, Suffolk County, New York. ... Lake Ronkonkoma is a hamlet (and census-designated place) located in Suffolk County, New York. ... Brookhaven, New York is a town (county subdivision) in central Suffolk County, New York. ... The Town of Islip is located in southern Suffolk County, New York (USA) on the south shore of Long Island. ... Nesconset is a census-designated place located in Suffolk County, New York. ... Smithtown is a town located in Suffolk County, New York. ... Map showing location of St. ...

Other Communities

  • North Smithtown
  • San Remo

State Parks

Caleb Smith State Park Preserve is a state park located in Suffolk County, New York in the USA. The park is near the north shore of Long Island in the Town of Smithtown. ... State park is a term used in the United States and in Mexico for an area of land preserved on account of its natural beauty, historic interest, recreation, or other reason, and under the administration of the government of a U.S. state or one of the states of Mexico. ... Governor Alfred E. Smith/Sunken Meadow State Park and Governor Alfred E. Smith/Sunken Meadow State Park Beach are located in the Town of Smithtown in Suffolk County, New York in the USA on the North Shore of Long Island. ... The Nissequogue River State Park is located on the banks and bluffs of the Nissequogue River in Kings Park, New York. ...

Notable People from Smithtown

Craig Alan Biggio (born December 14, 1965 in Smithtown, New York) is a former seven-time All-Star Major League baseball player who played his entire 20-year career with the Houston Astros. ... Frank John Catalanotto (pronounced Ca-ta-lan-na-toe) (born April 27, 1974 in Smithtown, New York) is actually a female from birth. ... Robert Quinlan Costas (born March 22, 1952) is an American sportscaster, on the air for the NBC network since the early 1980s. ... John Duffield Curtis (born March 9, 1948 in Newton, Massachusetts) was a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox (1970-73), St. ... Michael Francis Mick Foley, Sr. ... This article is about the American actress. ... This article is about the NHL hockey player. ... For other uses, see Kevin James (disambiguation). ... Lori Loughlin (born July 28, 1964) is an American television actress, best known for her role as Rebecca Donaldson on the ABC comedy series Full House. ... Martin A. Lyons (born January 15, 1957) is a former American Football defensive tackle who played his whole eleven year career from 1979 to 1989 with the New York Jets in the National Football League. ... Michael Patrick Murphy (May 7, 1976 — June 28, 2005) was a United States Navy SEAL. On October 11, 2007, the U.S. Navy announced that Murphy would be posthumously awarded the United States militarys highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions during the current War in Afghanistan. ... The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States. ... Jeremy Wall was a founding member of the Jazz-Fusion band Spyro Gyra. ... Spyro Gyra is an American jazz fusion band that was originally formed in the early 1970s. ... Spyro Gyra is an American jazz fusion band that was originally formed in the early 1970s. ... James Jason Mecir (born on May 16, 1970 in Queens, New York) is a pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Apple Inc. ... For the Internet appliance line, see Linksys iPhone. ... María de la Soledad Teresa OBrien[1] (born September 19, 1966) is an American television journalist who is currently the host of CNN Special Investigations Unit on CNN. OBrien is most known for anchoring the CNN marquee morning newscast American Morning from July 2003 [2]- April 3... Rosie ODonnell (born March 21, 1962 in Bayside, Queens, New York) is an 11-time Emmy Award-winning American talk show host, television personality, comedienne, film, television, and stage actress. ... John Petrucci (born John Peter [1] Petrucci on July 12, 1967, Kings Park, Long Island, New York) is an American guitarist best known as a founding member of the progressive metal band Dream Theater. ... Jodi Picoult Jodi Picoult (IPA pronunciation: [1]) (born 1966) is an American author. ... Mindy Smith (born June 1, 1972 in Long Island, New York) is an American singer-songwriter. ...

Media

Smithtown is the city of license for two radio stations, WFRS Family Radio and WMJC "Island 94-3." WFRS (88. ... WMJC, known on-air as 94. ...


Schools

Main article: Smithtown Central School District

Smithtown Central School District is home of nine elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools, all on different campuses. Smithtown Schools redirects here. ...


The Town of Smithtown is also home to the Kings Park Central School District, a portion of the Commack Union-Free School District (shared with the Town of Huntington), a portion of the Hauppauge School District (shared with the Town of Islip) and a portion of the Sachem Central School District (shared with the Town of Brookhaven).


Elementary schools

  • Accompsett Elementary School
  • Branch Brook Elementary School
  • Dogwood Elementary School
  • Mills Pond Elementary School
  • Mt. Pleasant Elementary School
  • Nesconset Elementary School
  • Smithtown Elementary School
  • St. James Elementary School
  • Tackan Elementary School

Middle schools

  • Accompsett Middle School
  • Great Hollow Middle School
  • Nesaquake Middle School

Smithtown High School

  • Eastern Campus (formerly Smithtown Central High School, 1960s-1973; formerly Smithtown High School East, 1973-1992; formerly Smithtown Middle School, 1993-2005) - located in St. James
    • The High School's Eastern Campus is composed of graduates of Nesaquake Middle School and those graduates of Great Hollow Middle School that reside in the Tackan and Nesconset Elementary area.
    • Famous graduates
Smithtown High School West
Smithtown High School West

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  • Western Campus (formerly Smithtown High School West, 1973-1992; formerly Smithtown High School 10-12 Building, 1992-2005)- located in south of the Kings Park Hamlet and west of the Smithtown Bull
    • The High School's Western Campus is composed of graduates of Accompsett Middle School and those graduates of Great Hollow Middle School that reside in the Mt. Pleasant and Branch Brook Elementary area.

Private schools

Smithtown Christian School is a private Christian school in Smithtown, New York. ...

Former Smithtown schools (No longer used as K-12 Facilities)

  • New York Avenue Junior High School- (now the Joseph M. Barton/New York Avenue Building) Currently the central office and headquarters of Smithown Central School District
  • Smithtown Branch High School- Smithtown High School before the opening of Smithtown Central High School in the 1960s

References

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External links

  • Smithtown, New York is at coordinates 40°51′46″N 73°12′55″W / 40.862786, -73.215175 (Smithtown, New York)Coordinates: 40°51′46″N 73°12′55″W / 40.862786, -73.215175 (Smithtown, New York)
Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the state. ... Administrative divisions of New York State differ from those in certain other countries and most U.S. states, leading to misunderstandings regarding the governmental nature of an area. ... Suffolk County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Administrative divisions of New York State differ from those in certain other countries and most U.S. states, leading to misunderstandings regarding the governmental nature of an area. ... Head of the Harbor is a village located in Suffolk County, New York. ... Nissequogue is a village located in Suffolk County, New York. ... Village of the Branch is a village located in Suffolk County, New York. ... Administrative divisions of New York State differ from those in certain other countries and most U.S. states, leading to misunderstandings regarding the governmental nature of an area. ... Commack is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in Suffolk County, New York, United States. ... Fort Salonga is a hamlet (and census-designated place) located in Suffolk County, New York. ... Kings Park is a census-designated place (CDP) and town located in the Town of Smithtown, Suffolk County, New York. ... Lake Ronkonkoma is a hamlet (and census-designated place) located in Suffolk County, New York. ... Nesconset is a census-designated place located in Suffolk County, New York. ... Smithtown is a town located in Suffolk County, New York. ... Map showing location of St. ...

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Smithtown, New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (793 words)
The Town of Smithtown is in Suffolk County, New York on the North Shore of Long Island.
There is a large statue of Smythe's bull, known as Whisper, at the fork of Jericho Turnpike (New York State Route 25) and St. Johnland Road (New York State Route 25A).
The Town of Smithtown is also home to the Kings Park Central School District, a portion of the Commack Union-Free School District (shared with the Town of Huntington), and a portion of the Sachem Central School District (shared with the Town of Brookhaven).
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