Introduction to Miller Place, New York

Miller Place, New York, in Suffolk county, is 18 miles SE of Bridgeport, Connecticut and 53 miles E of New York, New York. The town is conveniently located inside the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area. There are an estimated 10,580 people in Miller Place.

Miller Place History

Miller Place has been inhabited for over five hundred years. Though there are no historical records about the original settlers in the area, it is said that the Miller Family purchased land in this area during late 1670s and was influential in its development. Through most of its history, Miller Place was an agricultural society, but it has evolved into a densely populated suburban area in recent decades.

Miller Place and nearby Attractions

  • BNL Science Museum
  • Mt. Sinai Harbor
  • Port Jefferson
  • Harbor Hills
  • Rocky Point
  • Pine Ridge Golf Club

Things To Do In Miller Place

The main business district of Miller Place has a variety of retail outlets, including a Starbucks Café, Ruby Tuesday, Applebees, Subway, Gamestop and Stop and Shop, among others. A beach is nearby and provides wonderful recreational opportunities.

Miller Place Transportation

John F. Kennedy International is the nearest major airport.

Miller Place Higher Education

Facilities for higher education can be found at Suffolk County Community College, Saint Joseph's College and Dowling College.


Total Population 11,312
Male Share of the Population 50.9%
Female Share of the Population 49.1%
Senior Citizens 13.6%
Employed Population 16+ 5,270
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 59.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 46.9%
Median Earnings25+ $63,668
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $32,866
Median Earnings With High School Degree $50,333


Median Family Income $121,067
% Above Poverty Level 94.6%
% Below Poverty Level 5.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 37 minutes
% Working from Home 1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation 4.1%


People Living Alone 16%
Median Gross Rent $1,263
Median House Value $426,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.7%
US/American 0.5%
English 4.1%
Irish 25.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Miller Place Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles SE of Bridgeport, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 53 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11764
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.959
Longitude -72.996

Miller Place Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 5.4 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 40 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 47 to 66 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Distance 11 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 14.6 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Belle Terre 783 $219,531

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Serves 895 students.

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