Montauk, New York

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Montauk, New York

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Montauk Walking and Biking to Work
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Montauk Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Montauk Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Montauk College Educated Adults
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Montauk Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Montauk, New York

Comparing Montauk 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
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Racial Diversity 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 8 4
Age of the Population 7 7
Senior Citizens 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 5 4
Portion of People Married 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 6
Median Family Income 8 5
People in Middle Class or Better 7 4
People Above Poverty 6 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Public Transportation Use 10 6
Short Commute Times 7 8
Working at Home 6 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 9
Housing Recently Built 7 9
People Living Alone 6 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 5
Affordability of Rents 1 4

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Montauk Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 53 miles SW of Warwick, Rhode Island (center to center)
Nearest Large City 102 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11954
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.035
Longitude -71.955

Montauk Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 19 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 39 F
Apr Temp 39 to 56 F
Jul Temp 63 to 81 F
Oct Temp 44 to 63 F
Annual Precip 47.9 inches
Distance 21.4 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 39 F
Apr Temp 41 to 53 F
Jul Temp 64 to 77 F
Oct Temp 49 to 62 F
Annual Precip 39.7 inches
Distance 21.9 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
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Montauk Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,851 100%
Male 1,976 51.3%
Female 1,875 48.7%
Under 18 770 20%
18+ 3,081 80%
65+ 559 14.5%
Median Age 39.3
Average Family Size 2.9
White 3,352 87%
African-American 33 0.9%
Asian 32 0.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.1%
Other 376 9.8%
Mixed Race 54 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 921 23.9%

Montauk 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 28.5%
Irish 18.9%
German 12%
Italian 9.3%
US/American 4.9%
English 4.5%
French (except Basque) 3.3%
Polish 2.9%
European 2.6%
Norwegian 1.8%
Greek 1.7%
Russian 1.6%
French Canadian 1%
Swedish 0.9%
Scottish 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Austrian 0.7%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Canadian 0.4%
British 0.4%
Dutch 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Estonian 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
West Indian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Montauk, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Hither Plains (11954)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Montauk 3,851 $50,493
Amagansett 1,067 $69,306
East Hampton 1,334 $62,500
Fishers Island 289 $59,583
Sag Harbor 2,313 $70,536
Sagaponack 582 $78,707
Wainscott 628 $52,250

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