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East Farmingdale is a hamlet and a census-designated place (CDP) in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population of the CDP was 6,484 at the 2010 census. Located in the Town of Babylon, the residents are served by the Farmingdale Post Office.
In the past, some or all East Farmingdale was proposed to become part of the never-realized Incorporated Village of Half Hollow Hills.
Around 2001, East Farmingdale and its neighbors Dix Hills, Melville, and Wheatley Heights (all partially or wholly within the Half Hollow Hills Central School District) proposed incorporating as a single village called the Incorporated Village of Half Hollow Hills. These plans failed and each remain unincorporated hamlets to this day.
East Farmingdale is located at 40°43′30″N 73°25′34″W (40.725061, -73.426220).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.8 square miles (14.9 km2), of which 5.7 square miles (14.8 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.35%, is water.
East Farmingdale is bordered to the west by South Farmingdale, the village of Farmingdale, to the north Melville, and to the northwest by Old Bethpage, to the east by Wyandanch and West Babylon, to the southeast by North Lindenhurst, and to the south by North Amityville.
As of the 2010 Census, there were 6,484 people and 2,002 households, with 3.00 persons per household. The population density was 1,137.5 per square mile (438.1 per km2).
There were 2,114 housing units, of which 68.7% were owner-occupied. 5.3% of housing units were vacant and 31.3% of occupied housing units were occupied by renters.
The racial makeup of the CDP was 71.6% White, 12.5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 5.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 7.4% from other races, and 3.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.9% of the population.