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Overview

Introduction to West Sayville, New York

West Sayville, New York, in Suffolk County, is 8 miles SE of Brentwood, New York and 46 miles E of New York, New York. The town’s population is approximately 5,003.

West Sayville History

Suffolk County was established in 1683 and named after Suffolk County, England. Adrian Block, a Dutchman, was the first European explorer to arrive in this region. In 1639, Lion Gardiner became the first permanent European settler in the region.

West Sayville and nearby Attractions

  • American Airpower Museum
  • Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
  • Belmont Lake State Park
  • Blue Mountain
  • Bartlett Arboretum

Things To Do In West Sayville

Local museums include the American Airpower Museum, the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and the BNL Science Museum. Caumsett State Historic Park, Marshall Field III estate, Eagles Nest and the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park are some of the nearby historical sites, while Belmont Lake State Park, Bethpage State Park and Fire Island National Seashore provide various recreational opportunities. The Atlantis Marine World Aquarium, Beardsley Zoological Gardens and the Bartlett Arboretum are al accessible from West Sayville as well.

West Sayville Transportation

Flights are available from John F. Kennedy International Airport.

West Sayville Higher Education

The New York Institute of Technology-Central Islip, SUNY Farmingdale and the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception are some of the colleges and universities located nearby.

People

Total Population 4,685
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 16.1%
Employed Population 16+ 2,161
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 54.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34.1%
Median Earnings25+ $58,715
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $32,614
Median Earnings With High School Degree $39,840

Wealth

Median Family Income $115,579
% Above Poverty Level 97.8%
% Below Poverty Level 2.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 35 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.3%
% Using Public Transportation 6.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 23.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,467
Median House Value $374,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.4%
US/American 0%
English 6.1%
Irish 34%

West Sayville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles SE of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 46 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11796
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.727
Longitude -73.098

West Sayville 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 ISLIP LI MACARTHUR AP
Distance 5 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 7.2 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
Station WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance 21.8 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 37 F
Apr Temp 40 to 55 F
Jul Temp 67 to 81 F
Oct Temp 47 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bayport 8,355 $101,402
Blue Point 4,602 $109,851
Bohemia 10,275 $100,844
Great River 1,636 $130,046
Oakdale 7,551 $110,966
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West Sayville High Schools

SAYVILLE HS
20 BROOK ST
631-244-6600
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,070 students.

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