Orient, New York

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Orient, New York

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Orient Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Orient Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Orient College Educated Adults
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Orient Walking and Biking to Work
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Orient Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Orient Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Orient People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Orient, New York

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 5
Average Household Size 1 1


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 10 6
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
People Living Alone 8 8
Housing Recently Built 4 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Affordability of Rents 1 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 5

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Orient Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 34 miles E of New Haven, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 91 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11957
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.138
Longitude -72.303

Orient Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.2 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
Station GROTON
Distance 20.3 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 38 to 56 F
Jul Temp 63 to 81 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Distance 24.6 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
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Orient Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 709 100%
Male 347 48.9%
Female 362 51.1%
Under 18 128 18.1%
18+ 581 81.9%
65+ 244 34.4%
Median Age 54.4
Average Family Size 2.69
White 690 97.3%
African-American 4 0.6%
Asian 7 1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 4 0.6%
Mixed Race 2 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 1%

Orient 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
English 21.6%
German 17.3%
Irish 13.6%
Polish 11.4%
Italian 6.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.5%
Scotch-Irish 2.9%
French (except Basque) 2.6%
Dutch 2.5%
Portuguese 1.8%
Hungarian 1.6%
Ukrainian 1.5%
Russian 1.3%
European 1.3%
Scottish 1.2%
Greek 1.2%
Danish 1%
Swedish 1%
US/American 0.7%
Austrian 0.6%
Welsh 0.6%
South African 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
Latvian 0.4%
Lebanese 0.4%
African 0.3%
Belgian 0.3%
British 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Orient Point (11957)

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)
Orient 709 $50,833
Cutchogue 2,849 $71,611
East Marion 756 $52,500
Greenport 2,048 $36,333
Shelter Island 1,234 $55,764
Shelter Island Heights 981 $76,162
Southold 5,465 $63,032
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