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Welcome to Smithtown ...

The Town of Smithtown is located in Suffolk County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Smithtown has a population of 116,022 people<3> (see below for details).

Smithtown is 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Smithtown had an population of 116,022 people. This is a decrease of 1.51% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.27% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Smithtown had a population of 117,801 people (which is 7.89% of the total population of Suffolk County). This makes Smithtown the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Smithtown represents 0.61% of the population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 16th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 117,801 people, the population of Smithtown increased 1.8% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 115,715 people).

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

Communities near Smithtown ...

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

  • Brookhaven [Suffolk County]
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    • Brookhaven [Suffolk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Smithtown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 480,763 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookhaven
  • Islip [Suffolk County]
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    • Islip [Suffolk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Smithtown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 329,610 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]
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    • Oyster Bay [Nassau County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Smithtown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 298,391 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
  • Babylon [Suffolk County]
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    • Babylon [Suffolk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Smithtown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 210,141 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Babylon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Babylon
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Huntington [Suffolk County]
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      • Huntington [Suffolk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Smithtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 200,503 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
    • Norwalk [Fairfield County]
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      • Norwalk [Fairfield County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Smithtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88,816 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwalk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwalk<6>
    • Norwalk [Fairfield County]
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      • Norwalk [Fairfield County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Smithtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88,816 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norwalk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwalk
    • Westport [Fairfield County]
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      • Westport [Fairfield County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Smithtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,491 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport
    • Lindenhurst [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lindenhurst
      • Lindenhurst [Suffolk County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Smithtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,801 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lindenhurst
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lindenhurst<6>
    • Darien [Fairfield County]
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      • Darien [Fairfield County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Smithtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21,728 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Darien have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darien

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 Smithtown. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Smithtown.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Smithtown. 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 Smithtown.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Smithtown. See our Newspapers Page for Smithtown.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Smithtown ...

Looking for more information about Smithtown? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Smithtown, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Smithtown.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Smithtown. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 Smithtown.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Smithtown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Smithtown) 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 Smithtown. 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 Smithtown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smithtown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8704, Longitude: -73.2171       In this case, the coordinates for Smithtown 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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