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People

Total Population 2,812
Male Share of the Population 44.7%
Female Share of the Population 55.3%
Senior Citizens 28.9%
Employed Population 16+ 1,283
Age of the Population 48

Families

% of people married 61%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 56.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $121,583
% Above Poverty Level 98.9%
% Below Poverty Level 1.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 8.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.3%
% Using Public Transportation 8.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,875
Median House Value $728,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.5%
US/American 1.1%
English 15.9%
Irish 35.1%

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

Shelter Island Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 34 miles SE of West Haven, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 88 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
P.O. Box Zip Codes 11964
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.068
Longitude -72.339

Shelter Island 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 GREENPORT POWER HOUSE
Distance 2.6 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 RIVERHEAD RESEARCH FARM
Distance 20.9 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 MOUNT CARMEL
Distance 37.1 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
East Marion 915 $99,625
Southold 22,204 $96,685

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

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SHELTER ISLAND SCHOOL
33 NORTH FERRY RD
631-749-0302
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 269 students.

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