Great River, New York

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High Points

Great River strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Great River Public Transportation Use
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Great River Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Great River Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Great River College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Great River Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Great River People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Great River, New York

Comparing Great River to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Well-Paid Single Women 10 7
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 9
Age of the Population 6 6
Racial Diversity 6 3
Senior Citizens 4 3
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 10
Portion of People Married 10 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 9
College Educated Adults 10 8
People in Middle Class or Better 9 7
People Above Poverty 7 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 8
Short Commute Times 1 2
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 6
Housing Recently Built 6 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
People Living Alone 1 2
Affordability of Rents 1 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1

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Great River Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles SE of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 43 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
P.O. Box Zip Codes 11739
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.721
Longitude -73.158

Great River Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.2 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 58 F
Jul Temp 66 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 64 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches
Distance 9.9 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 64 F
Annual Precip 50.2 inches
Distance 18.6 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 37 F
Apr Temp 40 to 55 F
Jul Temp 67 to 81 F
Oct Temp 47 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.9 inches
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Great River Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,546 100%
Male 789 51%
Female 757 49%
Under 18 448 29%
18+ 1,098 71%
65+ 197 12.7%
Median Age 38.7
Average Family Size 3.36
White 1,517 98.1%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 9 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 4 0.3%
Mixed Race 15 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 29 1.9%

Great River Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Italian 25%
Irish 19.1%
German 13.3%
US/American 13.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.4%
English 3.8%
Ukrainian 3.4%
French (except Basque) 3%
Norwegian 2.2%
Brazilian 1.8%
Russian 1.5%
Scottish 1.1%
European 1.1%
Polish 1%
Swedish 0.9%
French Canadian 0.9%
Dutch 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Greek 0.5%
Finnish 0.5%
Czech 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Great River 1,546 $89,566
Bohemia 9,871 $73,218
East Islip 14,078 $77,593
Islip 20,575 $72,361
Islip Terrace 5,641 $69,389
Oakdale 8,075 $88,162
West Sayville 5,003 $75,135
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