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.


Total Population 16,311
Male Share of the Population 46.3%
Female Share of the Population 53.7%
Senior Citizens 17.4%
Employed Population 16+ 7,766
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 55.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 42.1%
Median Earnings25+ $60,519
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,880
Median Earnings With High School Degree $38,623


Median Family Income $123,858
% Above Poverty Level 96.7%
% Below Poverty Level 3.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 7.3%


People Living Alone 23.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,655
Median House Value $420,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.5%
US/American 0.1%
English 6.4%
Irish 39.9%

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

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 Population Median Family Income
Bayport 8,355 $101,402
Blue Point 4,602 $109,851
Bohemia 10,275 $100,844
Oakdale 7,551 $110,966

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