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Welcome to Babylon ...

The coastal village of Babylon is located in Suffolk County<1>.

The location of Babylon has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Babylon has a population of 11,983 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Babylon.

Babylon is near sea level<4>.

Time Zone: Babylon lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Websites for Babylon ...

Official Website: www.townofbabylon.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Babylon had an population of 11,983 people. This is a decrease of 1.5% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.01% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Babylon had a population of 12,166 people. This makes Babylon the county's 11th most populous community.

The population of Babylon represents 0.06% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 200th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 12,166 people, the population of Babylon decreased 3.56% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 12,615 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Babylon.

Communities Also Named Babylon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Babylon - they are located in Illinois, Nevada and Utah.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Babylon.

Communities near Babylon ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Babylon.

  • Hempstead [Nassau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hempstead
    • Hempstead [Nassau County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Babylon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 764,055 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hempstead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hempstead
  • Islip [Suffolk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Islip
    • Islip [Suffolk County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Babylon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 328,812 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Islip have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Islip
  • Oyster Bay [Nassau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oyster Bay
    • Oyster Bay [Nassau County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Babylon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 296,592 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oyster Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oyster Bay
  • North Hempstead [Nassau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Hempstead
    • North Hempstead [Nassau County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Babylon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 230,379 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Hempstead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Hempstead
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Huntington [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntington
      • Huntington [Suffolk County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Babylon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 200,102 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntington
    • Smithtown [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithtown
      • Smithtown [Suffolk County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Babylon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 115,844 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithtown
    • Hempstead [Nassau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hempstead
      • Hempstead [Nassau County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Babylon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,749 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hempstead
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hempstead<6>
    • Freeport [Nassau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeport
      • Freeport [Nassau County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Babylon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,705 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Freeport<6>
    • Long Beach [Nassau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Beach
      • Long Beach [Nassau County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Babylon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,303 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Long Beach<6>
    • Glen Cove [Nassau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Cove
      • Glen Cove [Nassau County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Babylon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,005 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Cove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Cove<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Babylon. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Babylon.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Babylon. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Babylon.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Babylon. Our list includes 16 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Babylon.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Babylon ...

Looking for more information about Babylon? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Babylon, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Babylon.

Adding Babylon to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Babylon in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Babylon was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Babylon on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for New York (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Babylon on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for New York

About Suffolk County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Babylon: www.townofbabylon.com/

The official website for Suffolk County: www.co.suffolk.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Suffolk, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Babylon.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Babylon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Babylon) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Babylon. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BabylonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Babylon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6949, Longitude: -73.3271       In this case, the coordinates for Babylon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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