Babylon is a village in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population was 12,166 at the 2010 census. Its location is approximately 25 miles (40 km) from New York City at the Queens border, and approximately 33 miles (53 km) from Manhattan.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.1 km²), of which, 2.4 square miles (6.2 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²) of it (12.32%) is water.
Babylon Village is bordered to the west by West Babylon, to the north by North Babylon, to the east by West Islip, and to the south by the Great South Bay.
As of the census of 2010, there were 12,166 people and 4,585 households in the village, with 2.65 persons per household. The population density was 4,975.9 people per square mile (2,864.3/km²).
There were 4,768 housing units. 3.8% were vacant and 20.7% of occupied housing units were occupied by renters.
The racial makeup of the village was 91.9% White, 2.0% African American, 0.1% Native American, 2.2% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 1.8% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.7% of the population. The village was 87.6% non-Hispanic White.
There were 4,585 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 24.5% had individuals over the age of 65, 55.4% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.18.
In the village, the population was spread out with 5.3% under the age of 5, 22.5% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 20 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 31.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.6 years.
The following data is from the Census’ American Community Survey (from 2006-2010):
Babylon Village New York neighborhoods include: Argyle Lake, Argyle Park, Babylon Marina, Babylon Village/Paradise Point, Little East Neck Rd S, Oak Beach