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The population of Ronkonkoma is approximately 20,391 (1990), 19082 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 6,522 (1990), 6512 (2010).

The amount of land area in Ronkonkoma is 21.172 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.915 sq kilometers.
The distance from Ronkonkoma to Washington DC is 250 miles. The distance to the New York state capital is 133 miles. (as the crow flies)
Ronkonkoma is positioned 40.80 degrees north of the equator and 73.12 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Ronkonkoma location: in the general Nassau/Suffolk area

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Some information about the name of this community: From "L.I. Our Story"
"Indian Names Were His Fame", an article written about the author, William Wallace Tooker". The authors of this article quote from Tooker's writings from a paragraph on Ronkonkoma. In it he writes:
"This word first appears in a deed from 1664, reading "Bounds which they had formerly made into Raconkumake, a fresh pond about the middle of Long Island." Variations in other deeds include Raconkamuck, Raconckamich, and Ronconhama." It seems Tooker was interested in the Indian language and words. This was an Algonquin word meaning loosely translated: the lake or by the lake.
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