Shelter Island, New York

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Shelter Island, New York

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Shelter Island Short Commute Times
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Shelter Island College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Shelter Island Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Shelter Island Well-Paid Single Women
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Shelter Island Public Transportation Use
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Shelter Island Median Family Income
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Shelter Island Walking and Biking to Work
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Shelter Island People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Shelter Island, New York

Comparing Shelter Island 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
Age of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 7
Well-Paid Single Women 9 6
Senior Citizens 9 10
Racial Diversity 7 5
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 6
Average Household Size 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 8
Median Family Income 9 6
People in Middle Class or Better 9 6
People Above Poverty 7 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Short Commute Times 10 10
Public Transportation Use 9 5
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
People Living Alone 7 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Housing Recently Built 4 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 8
Affordability of Rents 1 5

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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Shelter Island Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,234 100%
Male 602 48.8%
Female 632 51.2%
Under 18 256 20.7%
18+ 978 79.3%
65+ 283 22.9%
Median Age 44.9
Average Family Size 2.86
White 1,171 94.9%
African-American 13 1.1%
Asian 7 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 2 0.2%
Mixed Race 41 3.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 40 3.2%

Shelter Island 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
Irish 18.5%
English 16.7%
Italian 14.2%
German 13.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.4%
Polish 5.1%
Norwegian 4.5%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
Swedish 2.2%
Dutch 1.9%
US/American 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Danish 1.2%
Czech 1.1%
Austrian 0.9%
Croatian 0.9%
Hungarian 0.8%
French Canadian 0.8%
Russian 0.6%
Swiss 0.6%
Greek 0.5%
Estonian 0.5%
Finnish 0.5%
Canadian 0.4%
Basque 0.4%
Scottish 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Armenian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Shelter Island 1,234 $55,764
East Marion 756 $52,500
Greenport 2,048 $36,333
North Haven 743 $81,363
Orient 709 $50,833
Shelter Island Heights 981 $76,162
Southold 5,465 $63,032
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Serves 269 students.

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