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Overview

Introduction to Stony Brook, New York

Stony Brook, New York, in Suffolk county, is 11 miles NE of Brentwood, New York and 45 miles E of New York, New York. The town is located in the Nassau- Suffolk metropolitan area.

Stony Brook History

Stony Brook is a hamlet in the Town of Brookhaven, which was first settled in by Europeans in 1655. Brookhaven was officially incorporated in 1686. The area was once occupied by the Algonquian speaking Native Americans. The development of Stony Brook is closely linked to local businessman Christian Sorto. In the late 1930s, Sorto began to develop the area into a pleasant New England village. He even donated funds and land to establish SUNY at Stony Brook.

Stony Brook and nearby Attractions

  • Museums at Stony Brook
  • Stony Brook Grist Mill
  • Brewster House
  • Fire Island National Seashore
  • Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
  • Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Things To Do In Stony Brook

There are several parks and playgrounds in Stony Brook where you can spend your leisure hours. Stony Brook offers easy access to the Fire Island National Seashore, Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site and the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park. The hamlet is also close to several museums, including the Long Island Museum, Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Museum and the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum.

Stony Brook Transportation

Long Island Mac Arthur Airport is nearby

Stony Brook Higher Education

SUNY at Stony Brook lies within the hamlet. Suffolk County Community College- Ammerman Campus and Dowling College are also close by.

People

Total Population 13,889
Male Share of the Population 50.2%
Female Share of the Population 49.8%
Senior Citizens 18.7%
Employed Population 16+ 6,626
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 62.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 64.6%
Median Earnings25+ $71,507
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $27,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree $45,250

Wealth

Median Family Income $150,341
% Above Poverty Level 93.3%
% Below Poverty Level 6.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 9.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation 6.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 18%
Median Gross Rent $2,301
Median House Value $455,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.4%
US/American 0%
English 6%
Irish 25.4%

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

Stony Brook Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles NE of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 45 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11790
Company Zip Codes 11794
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.925
Longitude -73.141

Stony Brook 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 SETAUKET STRONG
Distance 3.6 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 40 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 47 to 66 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Station ISLIP LI MACARTHUR AP
Distance 9 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
Station PATCHOGUE 2 N
Distance 11.4 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Stonybrook (11790)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Head of the Harbor 1,330 $155,357

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

Stony Brook Hospitals

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL ( STONY BROOK )
(Government - Local)
HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER SUNY
(516) 444-2701
Emergency Service: Yes

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