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People

Total Population 2,669
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 27.7%
Employed Population 16+ 1,231
Age of the Population 50

Families

% of people married 60.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 57.1%
Median Earnings25+ $61,146
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $51,667

Wealth

Median Family Income $122,375
% Above Poverty Level 100%
% Below Poverty Level %

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4%
% Using Public Transportation 10.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 18.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,438
Median House Value $716,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.8%
US/American 0%
English 12.6%
Irish 30.5%

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 932 $99,643
North Haven 924 $127,000
Orient 713 $89,500
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