Islandia, New York
Islandia is a village in Suffolk County, New York
Suffolk County, New York
Suffolk County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York on the eastern portion of Long Island. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,493,350. It was named for the county of Suffolk in England, from which its earliest settlers came...

, United States. The population was 3,057 at the 2000 census.

The Village of Islandia is in the northern part of the Town of Islip
Islip (town), New York
The Town of Islip is one of ten towns in Suffolk County, New York . Located on the south shore of Long Island, the town population was 322,612 at the 2000 census. The smaller, unincorporated hamlet of Islip lies within the town.-Demographics:...



Islandia straddles the Long Island Expressway and is near the geographic center of Long Island
Long Island
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. It has no central business district, although it is home to the Islandia Center, home to a Wal-Mart and Dave & Busters. It was established in 1985 after CA Technologies established its world headquarters in the community creating a high tech boom town.

The core of Islandia is a 500 home housing development built by Levitt & Sons circa 1963,
and offered seven different model homes to choose from.
The original Levitt home buyers were informed during pre-construction sales that their children would attend the Hauppauge
Hauppauge, New York
Hauppauge is a hamlet and CDP in the Town of Islip and the Town of Smithtown in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population of the CDP was 20,100 at the time of the 2000 census....

 school district, but instead it became part of Central Islip and the Central Islip school district. The Levitt development was assigned the Central Islip ZIP code
ZIP Code
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 11722 and was considered part of Central Islip until the incorporation of Islandia in 1985.

Its most notable park is Lakeland County Park which is the headwaters of the Connetquot River
Connetquot River
The Connetquot River is a long river in Islip. It is one of the four biggest rivers on Long Island and is recognized the state as a Wild, Scenic and Recreational River....



Islandia is located at 40°48′17"N 73°10′22"W (40.804658, -73.172778).

According to the United States Census Bureau
United States Census Bureau
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, the village has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census
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of 2000, there were 3,057 people, 1,007 households, and 753 families residing in the village. The population density
Population density
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 was 1,369.6 people per square mile (529.3/km²). There were 1,031 housing units at an average density of 461.9 per square mile (178.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 73.63% White, 12.30% African American, 0.13% Native American, 6.05% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 4.94% from other races
Race (United States Census)
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, and 2.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 19.10% of the population.

There were 1,007 households out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 18.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.04 and the average family size was 3.49.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 36.3% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 7.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $69,519, and the median income for a family was $69,615. Males had a median income of $46,083 versus $34,261 for females. The per capita income
Per capita income
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 for the village was $25,682. About 4.0% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.1% of those under age 18 and 11.3% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, Islandia had the highest percentage of Turkish
Turkish American
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residents in the United States, at 2.5% of the city's population.

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