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Overview

Introduction to Rocky Point, New York

Rocky Point, New York, in Suffolk county, is 19 miles S of Milford, Connecticut and 57 miles E of New York, New York. The town is conveniently located inside the Nassau- Suffolk metropolitan area. There are an estimated 10,185 people in Rocky Point.

Rocky Point History

Rocky Point was settled in by Europeans in the 1800s. Its first post office was established in the 1870s. It is a census-designated hamlet in the Town of Brookhaven, which was incorporated in 1686. The RCA Radio Central transmitted its first transatlantic message from Rocky Point on November 5, 1921. The Radio Central was a milestone in the development of wireless communication. However, it was demolished in the 1970s.

Rocky Point and nearby Attractions

  • Wildwood State Park
  • BNL Science Museum
  • Hillwood Art Museum
  • John A. Minetto State Park
  • Fire Island National Seashore
  • Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park

Things To Do In Rocky Point

While staying in Rocky Point, you can visit the Wildwood State Park, Heckscher State Park, John A. Minetto State Park and the Fire Island National Seashore. The Hillwood Art Museum, Bellport- Brookhaven Historical Society Museum, Long Island Museum and the Garbage Museum are also popular local tourist spots.

Rocky Point Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Long Island Mac Arthur Airport.

Rocky Point Higher Education

Suffolk County Community College- Ammerman Campus, SUNY at Stony Brook and University of New Haven provide facilities for higher education.

People

Total Population 13,593
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 10.4%
Employed Population 16+ 6,629
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 53%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 35.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $105,236
% Above Poverty Level 94.7%
% Below Poverty Level 5.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 39 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 4.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,413
Median House Value $286,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.4%
US/American 0.3%
English 5.5%
Irish 29.8%

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

Rocky Point Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles S of Milford, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 57 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11778
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.952
Longitude -72.925

Rocky Point Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station SETAUKET STRONG
Distance 9.2 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
Station RIVERHEAD RESEARCH FARM
Distance 11 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
Station PATCHOGUE 2 N
Distance 11.2 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

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

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Rocky Point High Schools

ROCKY POINT HS
82 ROCKY PT-YPHNK RD
631-744-1600
Serves 924 students.

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