dcsimg

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's population is 13,727.

Stony Brook History

Stony Brook is a censu’sdesignated 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 13,936
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 17.7%
Employed Population 16+ 6,911
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 62.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 64.8%
Median Earnings25+ $71,154
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,179
Median Earnings With High School Degree $37,500

Wealth

Median Family Income $156,780
% Above Poverty Level 95.1%
% Below Poverty Level 4.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 9.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4%
% Using Public Transportation 5.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 18.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,994
Median House Value $460,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.8%
US/American 0%
English 6.7%
Irish 25.8%

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 1,286 $155,385
Nissequogue 1,692 $164,821
Old Field 919 $250

Stony Brook Hospitals

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

These schools offer particularly quick info upon request, and we have written detailed profiles for each (click school names to see the profiles). Request info from multiple schools, by clicking the Request Info links.
 
Results:  5
Matching School Ads
Programs
  • BS in Business Administration - Project Management
  • MSHUS- Family and Community Services
  • AAS in Information Technology - Network Administration
  • Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.
Programs
  • Doctor of Ministry: Evangelism & Church Planting
  • M.Div: Homiletics
  • MA Christian Ministry: Evangelism & Church Planting
  • Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.

Programs
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Certified Dog Trainer Instructor Course
  • Grooming Instruction
  • Interested in a career as a professional dog trainer? Animal Behavior College is the place to start.
Programs
  • Master of Science in Accounting - Forensic Accounting
  • MS in Management/Project Management
  • Master of Science in Accounting
  • Work toward your graduate degree with New England College Online.

Programs
  • M.Ed. In Curriculum and Instruction - Mathematics Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • M.Ed. In Curriculum and Instruction - Science Education
  • About The University of Texas at Arlington

Stony Brook Colleges

Click school name for a detailed profile.

Additional Details
Stony Brook Colleges
Stony Brook colleges and trade schools.
Stony Brook Graduate Schools
Stony Brook Graduate and Business Schools
Study Online in Stony Brook
Matching School Ads

Career and College Resources

Real-World Career Reports
Career References and Original Articles
College Directories and Lists
Additional Resources
Info for Stony Brook Government Officials


Are you an official in the Stony Brook government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

Back to Top