Oyster Bay, New York

  • Overview
  • Almanac
  • People
  • Local
  • Schools
  • Places Similar To Oyster Bay

Oyster Bay, New York

Introduction to Oyster Bay, New York

Oyster Bay, New York, in Nassau County, is 9 miles N of Levittown, New York and 25 miles E of New York, New York. As of the year 2000 census, 6,826 people lived in Oyster Bay.

Oyster Bay History

A railroad was introduced to this area in the late 1880s. Since Theodore Roosevelt, the future president of the U.S., stayed near Oyster Bay, rapid development occurred in the hamlet, including construction of a memorial park in the President’s name and restoration of the Oyster Bay Long Island Railroad Station.

Oyster Bay and nearby Attractions

  • Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
  • Bartow-Pell Mansion
  • John F. Kennedy Memorial Bird Sanctuary
  • Planting Fields Arboretum
  • Queens Zoo
  • Maritime Aquarium

Things To Do In Oyster Bay

Museums in the area include the Nassau County Museum of Art, the American Airpower Museum and the Norwalk Museum. Belmont Lake State Park and the Queens Zoo and Maritime Aquarium are each accessible from Oyster Bay. The burial site of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th U.S. President, is also located in Oyster Bay.

Oyster Bay Transportation

Air transportation is available from John F. Kennedy international Airport.

Oyster Bay Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Long Island University, Hofstra University, the New York Institute of Technology and Nassau Community College.

Contact Accredited Schools With Online Options

Matching School Ads
Matching School Ads

High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Oyster Bay Well-Paid Single Women
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Oyster Bay Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Oyster Bay Well-Paid Single Men
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Oyster Bay Public Transportation Use
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Oyster Bay College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Oyster Bay Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Oyster Bay, New York

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


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


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Public Transportation Use 10 8
Working at Home 7 6
Short Commute Times 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
People Living Alone 9 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 7
Housing Recently Built 2 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 3
Affordability of Rents 1 2

  • Overview
  • Almanac
  • People
  • Local
  • Schools
  • Places Similar To Oyster Bay

Oyster Bay Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles N of Levittown, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 25 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11771
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.865
Longitude -73.532

Oyster Bay Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.2 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 38 F
Apr Temp 41 to 58 F
Jul Temp 66 to 83 F
Oct Temp 47 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.3 inches
Distance 15 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
Distance 18.3 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 65 F
Annual Precip 52.1 inches
  • Overview
  • Almanac
  • People
  • Local
  • Schools
  • Places Similar To Oyster Bay

Oyster Bay Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,826 100%
Male 3,276 48%
Female 3,550 52%
Under 18 1,412 20.7%
18+ 5,414 79.3%
65+ 1,146 16.8%
Median Age 39.8
Average Family Size 3.06
White 6,178 90.5%
African-American 216 3.2%
Asian 120 1.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 19 0.3%
Other 148 2.2%
Mixed Race 143 2.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 836 12.2%

Oyster Bay 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 25.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 18%
Irish 15.4%
German 8.9%
US/American 4.6%
Polish 4.6%
English 3.8%
Russian 2.8%
Swedish 1.9%
Scottish 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
Yugoslavian 1.1%
Norwegian 1%
Greek 0.9%
Turkish 0.8%
Austrian 0.8%
British 0.8%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Jamaican 0.4%
Eastern European 0.4%
African 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Armenian 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Danish 0.2%
European 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Iranian 0.2%
Other Subsaharan African 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
West Indian 0.2%
  • Overview
  • Almanac
  • People
  • Local
  • Schools
  • Places Similar To Oyster Bay

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Oyster Bay 6,826 $73,500
Cove Neck 300 $177,805
East Norwich 2,675 $101,901
Matinecock 836 $171,832
Mill Neck 825 $145,643
Oyster Bay Cove 2,262 $200,001
Upper Brookville 1,801 $162,799
  • Overview
  • Almanac
  • People
  • Local
  • Schools
  • Places Similar To Oyster Bay

Featured Colleges in the Oyster Bay Area (QuickSchools™)

quickinfoThese schools offer particularly quick info upon request, and we have written detailed profiles for each (click school names to see the profiles).

Request info from multiple schools, by clicking the Request Info links.

Matching School Ads

Grow Your Career with the University of Saint Mary

  • Programs: Masters of Business Administration - Human Resources Management, RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Masters of Business Administration - Health Care Management, more...
  • Degrees: Master, Bachelor

Change the World with American University

Be a part of something bigger than yourself.

  • Programs: Master of Science in Measurement & Evaluation, Master of Public Administration and Policy, Master of Science in Sports Analytics Management, more...
  • Degrees: Master

Island Drafting and Technical Institute was founded in 1957, and is staffed by faculty members who have had professional and practical experience in the Engineering, Architectural, CADD (Computer Aided Drafting/Design) and Computer and Electronics fields.

  • Programs: Revit, Computer-Aided Drafting and Architectural Design, AutoCad for Professionals, more...
  • Degrees: Certificate, Associate

Learning at Full Sail University has always centered around interaction and the exchange of ideas. Our online curriculum fully embraces this philosophy.

  • Programs: Creative Writing, Master of Fine Arts (Online), Entertainment Business, Master of Science (Online), Audio Production Bachelors (Online), more...
  • Degrees: Master, Bachelor

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

  • Programs: MSHUS- Organizational and Social Services, MS in Psychology - Addictions, AAS in Business Administration - Small Business Management, more...
  • Degrees: Master, Associate, Bachelor
Matching School Ads

Oyster Bay High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 673 students.

Oyster Bay Colleges

(List of New York Colleges)

  • Overview
  • Almanac
  • People
  • Local
  • Schools
  • Places Similar To Oyster Bay

Advanced Controls

Click this [+/-] link to see or edit the similarity criteria used.

Limit Results to One State?

City, State Similarity   1 Person Houses 65+ College Grads Commute Minutes Family Income Kids 0-4 Non White Pop. Poverty Prop. Crime Seasonal Housing Viol. Crime
      loose loose loose loose loose loose loose loose loose loose loose loose
1. Capitola, California 86.2   36.7% 14.2% 34.6% 30 $59,473 4.9% 16.2% 10,033 7% 98.4 8% 7
2. Grand Blanc, Michigan 82.8   34.9% 14.3% 40.8% 27 $82,456 6.7% 10.8% 8,242 5.5% 82.4 0.7% 8.5
3. Jacksonville Beach, Florida 80   34.6% 13% 29.9% 25 $58,388 5% 9.1% 20,990 7.2% 65.7 3.4% 7.6
4. Bel Air, Maryland 78.5   35.3% 17.4% 30.8% 31 $58,299 5.3% 7.2% 10,080 6.4% 50.5 0.4% 8.6
5. Clermont, Florida 74.4   28.1% 24.8% 24% 30 $48,216 5.3% 16.5% 9,333 7.8% 65.3 2.2% 10
You are visiting:

Find a school near you

Study Online in Oyster Bay

Matching School Ads
Matching School Ads

Career and College Resources on CityTownInfo

Real-World Career Reports

Career Stories from workers: daily activities, job tips, best/worst job aspects, training, etc.
Daily Career & Education News from our staff. We're an approved Google News provider!

Career References and Original Articles

Resource Center. A starting point for all CityTownInfo career and college resources.
Career Overviews of hundreds of careers: descriptions, salaries, forecasts, schools, more.
Best Careers Not Requiring Degrees: Good pay, job growth, low need for degrees.
Helpful Articles, many in "how-to" format; e.g., "How to Become a Chef".
Infographics covering employment and educational trends.

College Directories and Lists

These lists link to thousands of detailed school profiles.

Colleges by State. Nearly every college and trade school in the country.
Colleges Listed Alphabetically. About 7,000 colleges & trade schools, including online schools.
Colleges by Major City. Browse cities with multiple college options.
Online Colleges. Colleges with online degree programs.
Graduate Schools by State. Colleges offering graduate degree programs.
Graduate Schools by Major City. Find cities with multiple graduate school options.

Additional Resources

Large City Map

Info for Oyster Bay Government Officials

Are you an official in the Oyster Bay government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

SPEAK TO AN ADVISOR 1.844.285.6104