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The car accident lawyers in Huntington Station, NY, at Banville Law present the following article on the history of Huntington Station.

Huntington Station

Huntington Station, New York is a hamlet within Suffolk County. It is about 30 miles northeast of Manhattan. East Jericho Turnpike, Park Avenue, and Oakwood Road make up the boundaries of the town.


Named after the Long Island Railroad Station, Huntington Station was initially referred to as Fairground. The Huntington station was opened in 1868. Even today, Huntington is a major hub for transportation. Several New York trains begin at this location, and it is one of the busiest Long Island RailRoad stations. The proposed location caused much debate between the residents, namely two wealthy families, the Charlicks and the Joneses. The final location would be in what is called Huntington Station today.

Historical landmarks in the area include:

  • Henry Smith Farmstead - located on Park Avenue
  • Colonial Arsenal - located on Park Avenue, north of Woodhull Road


Huntington consists of fifteen subdivisions and has more people employed in positions that pertain to math and science than 95% of other U.S. communities. A couple of the subdivisions in the area include:

  • Dix Hills
  • Half Hollow

38.12% of the residents have a Bachelor's degree or higher. The workforce is a mix of both blue and white-collar jobs; see breakdown below:

  • 11.81% sales
  • 10.88% administration support
  • 8.12% management

The average home price in the area is above average at $382,100. The crime rate in the area is 31.8, which is less than the national average of 35.4. The average commute time for residents to get to work is approximately 31.95 minutes. Many use the several options of public transit, including the train or bus. A breakdown of how residents in the area get to work is as follows:

  • 72.8% drive their own vehicle
  • 8.2% carpool
  • 9.9% take bus or train
  • 4.2% work from home
  • 2.7% walk


The population of Huntington Station is 33,029 as of 2010. the average income per household is $70,898 for individuals, and for families, it was $77,674. The area is relatively diverse, and many have ancestries that include the following:

  • 10.9% Italian
  • 5.5% Irish
  • 2.1% Polish
  • 3% German
  • 5.3% English
  • 3.3% Haitian

More than 25% of the residents were born outside of the U.S., and many speak Spanish or French. The ethnic breakdown was the following:

  •  64.0% White
  • 10.9% African American
  • 36.7% Hispanic or Latino
  • 0.6% Native American
  • 3.5% Asian
  • 0.02% Pacific Islander
  • 16.4% other races
  • 4.6% two or more races

See related articles on the history of Melville in our next post. 

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Laurence P. Banville
Date Published: April 7, 2021
Laurence P. Banville is the managing partner of Banville Law. As an experienced personal injury attorney, Mr. Banville helps clients recover compensation from those responsible for his clients' injuries. Our firm is located in New York City, serving clients from the five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island.
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