Bohemia, New York, Local Facts and Higher Education Information

Bohemia is a small hamlet just outside of the greater New York City metropolitan area on Long Island. Nearby cities have a variety of colleges and universities offering undergraduate and graduate programs. Keep reading to learn more about the economy and population of Bohemia and about schools close to the area.

Information about Bohemia

Bohemia is located in Suffolk County, New York, 55 miles from New York City. As of the 2010 U.S. census, the hamlet's total population was 10,180. The population is 93.9% white, with 7.1% Hispanic residents and 2% Asian. About 29% of residents 25 years or older have earned bachelor's degrees or higher, similar to the state average of 33%.

Bohemia's location on Long Island means that its weather is considerably influenced by the maritime climate. During winter, squalls, also called 'Nor'easters', can dump tremendous amounts of snow on the area, but during the summer, warm, pleasant weather and blue skies draw thousands of tourists to local beaches and outdoor destinations. Bohemia is served by Connetquot Public Library. Surrounding Suffolk County, split between suburban and rural communities, boasts a range of theaters, arts centers, festivals, museums and nightlife.

Higher Education

Branford Hall Career Institute's Bohemia campus is the only college in town. This proprietary institution enrolls about 700 students in its healthcare and mechanic technology certificate programs. Students have access to 18 other institutions of higher learning within a 20 mile radius. The closest to Bohemia is Dowling College, a private, four-year liberal arts institution that features 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a School of Aviation. Other nearby schools include Saint Joseph's College, Suffolk County Community College and Stony Brook University.

Economy and Employment

The median household income in the period from 2010 to 2014 was $87,099 per year, much higher than the statewide median of $58,687. Median value of owner-occupied housing units, too, are significantly higher here than across the state. Per 2014 census estimates of median annual wages, those in public administration made $91,042, while the information sector made $82,917.

The nearby New York City metropolitan area is the economic engine for much of the region, and some residents commute to work at Manhattan's banking, finance, advertising and publishing firms.

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