Hampton Bays, New York

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Hampton Bays, New York

Introduction to Hampton Bays, New York

Hampton Bays, New York, in Suffolk county, is 35 miles SE of West Haven, Connecticut and 77 miles E of New York, New York. The people of the town are in the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area. Hampton Bays has a population of 12,236.

Hampton Bays History

The earliest settlements in this area took place around 1740. Early settlers called this area "Good Ground" and it went on to become the chief hamlet out of the eleven that were present in the region. Most of these hamlets consisted of a couple of families and a schoolhouse. The eleven hamlets developed and attracted tourists from New York City. In 1922, they merged to form Hampton Bays.

Hampton Bays and nearby Attractions

  • Sears Bellows County Park
  • Big Duck Museum
  • Southampton Historical Museum
  • Parrish Art Museum
  • Hubbard County Park
  • Indian Island County Park

Things To Do In Hampton Bays

Opportunities for a wide assortment of activities are available in Hampton Bays. The Sears Bellows County Park is spread over a huge expanse of land and provides facilities for many different activities. It has nature trails that provide opportunities for hiking and biking. Its beaches also provide opportunities for recreation.

Hampton Bays Transportation

John F. Kennedy International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Hampton Bays Higher Education

SUNY at Stony Brook, Saint Joseph's College and Suffolk County Community College are in the neighborhood.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Hampton Bays Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Hampton Bays, New York

Comparing Hampton Bays 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 9 8
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Age of the Population 8 6
Senior Citizens 7 7
Racial Diversity 6 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 6
Female Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 5
Average Household Size 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 7 6
College Educated Adults 7 6
People in Middle Class or Better 6 5
People Above Poverty 5 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 5
Working at Home 8 6
Short Commute Times 3 5
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 6 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 6
People Living Alone 6 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 5
Affordability of Rents 2 4

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Hampton Bays Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 35 miles SE of West Haven, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 77 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11946
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.868
Longitude -72.518

Hampton Bays Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.4 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 47 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.8 inches
Distance 17.8 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 55 F
Jul Temp 66 to 80 F
Oct Temp 48 to 63 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches
Distance 38.2 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 57 F
Jul Temp 66 to 82 F
Oct Temp 46 to 63 F
Annual Precip 44.1 inches
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Hampton Bays Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 12,236 100%
Male 6,075 49.6%
Female 6,161 50.4%
Under 18 2,540 20.8%
18+ 9,696 79.2%
65+ 2,013 16.5%
Median Age 38.8
Average Family Size 3
White 11,373 92.9%
African-American 107 0.9%
Asian 86 0.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 16 0.1%
Other 452 3.7%
Mixed Race 190 1.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,529 12.5%

Hampton Bays 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 21.2%
Irish 18.8%
German 11.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.2%
English 7.2%
Polish 6.5%
US/American 3.6%
French (except Basque) 1.8%
Greek 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
Scottish 1.4%
Norwegian 1.2%
Dutch 1.2%
Russian 1.1%
Czech 0.8%
Austrian 0.8%
Swedish 0.8%
French Canadian 0.8%
Ukrainian 0.6%
Portuguese 0.6%
European 0.5%
Brazilian 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
Jamaican 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Eastern European 0.3%
Romanian 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Latvian 0.3%
British 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
Albanian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Hampton Bays 12,236 $58,773
East Quogue 4,265 $67,734
Flanders 3,646 $49,031
Jamesport 1,526 $80,748
Quioque 800 $62,250
Quogue 1,018 $76,296
Westhampton Beach 1,902 $74,412

Hampton Bays Public Libraries

Hampton Bays Public Library
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(631) 728-6241

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