Sayville, New York

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Sayville, New York

Introduction to Sayville, New York

Sayville, New York, in Suffolk county, is 9 miles E of Brentwood, New York and 47 miles E of New York, New York. The town is included in the Nassau- Suffolk metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 16,735 people lived in Sayville.

Sayville History

The present day town of Sayville was once inhabited by Algonquian Indians. The first home in the area was built in 1761. John Edwards and his wife Sarah were the first settlers in the area. The South Side Railroad first entered the area in 1868. This enabled the hamlet to become a popular summer tourist destination.

Sayville and nearby Attractions

  • Fire Island National Seashore
  • Long Island Maritime Museum
  • Heckscher State Park
  • Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum
  • Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park
  • Atlantis Marine World Aquarium

Things To Do In Sayville

In Sayville, you can enjoy fishing and boating on the Sans Souci Lakes and Lotus Lake. The Common Ground at Rotary Park, Sayville Beach and Park, Broadway Avenue Park and the Gillette Park offer facilities for a variety of sports and physical activities. The Island Hills Golf and Country Club and the West Sayville Golf Course provide golfing facilities. One can also visit the Long Island Maritime Museum, Edwards Homestead and the West Sayville Grasslands Preserve from Sayville.

Sayville Transportation

Long Island Mac Arthur Airport is nearby.

Sayville Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are offered by Dowling College, Suffolk County Community College- Ammerman Campus, SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale and Fairfield University.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Sayville Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Sayville People in Middle Class or Better
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Sayville Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Sayville Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Sayville Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Sayville, New York

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 9
Portion of People Married 9 8


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Walking and Biking to Work 6 8
Working at Home 5 5
Short Commute Times 2 4


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

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Sayville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles E of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 47 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11782
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.735
Longitude -73.082

Sayville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.5 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 58 F
Jul Temp 66 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 64 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches
Distance 6.2 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
Distance 22.7 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
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Sayville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 16,735 100%
Male 8,045 48.1%
Female 8,690 51.9%
Under 18 4,550 27.2%
18+ 12,185 72.8%
65+ 1,967 11.8%
Median Age 37.4
Average Family Size 3.34
White 16,033 95.8%
African-American 121 0.7%
Asian 340 2%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0%
Other 80 0.5%
Mixed Race 154 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 505 3%

Sayville 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 27.7%
Irish 27.7%
German 14.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7%
English 4.3%
US/American 3.6%
Polish 3.1%
Greek 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Dutch 0.9%
Norwegian 0.9%
Russian 0.7%
Czech 0.6%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
Scottish 0.6%
French Canadian 0.6%
British 0.5%
Swedish 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
European 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Portuguese 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Welsh 0.2%
Eastern European 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Cherry Grove (11782)
Fire Island Pines (11782)

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)
Sayville 16,735 $85,229
Bayport 8,662 $88,701
Blue Point 4,407 $76,004
Bohemia 9,871 $73,218
Oakdale 8,075 $88,162
Patchogue 11,919 $60,126
West Sayville 5,003 $75,135

Sayville Public Libraries

Sayville Library
Sayville, New York
(631) 589-4440

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