West Sayville, New York

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West Sayville, New York

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.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% West Sayville People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% West Sayville Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% West Sayville Well-Paid Single Women
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% West Sayville Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% West Sayville Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of West Sayville, New York

Comparing West Sayville 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
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Age of the Population 7 5
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 7
Senior Citizens 6 5
Male Share of the Population 5 5
Racial Diversity 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 8
Average Household Size 9 8


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Short Commute Times 2 4
Working at Home 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 5
People Living Alone 3 3
Housing Recently Built 3 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 3
Affordability of Rents 1 3

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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

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

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,003 100%
Male 2,398 47.9%
Female 2,605 52.1%
Under 18 1,323 26.4%
18+ 3,680 73.6%
65+ 720 14.4%
Median Age 37.9
Average Family Size 3.3
White 4,864 97.2%
African-American 20 0.4%
Asian 65 1.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 0.2%
Other 28 0.6%
Mixed Race 18 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 105 2.1%

West Sayville 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
Italian 29%
Irish 24.8%
German 16.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.9%
English 4.8%
Polish 4.4%
US/American 3.4%
Dutch 1.9%
Russian 1.1%
Norwegian 1%
Austrian 0.9%
Scottish 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
Belgian 0.7%
Swiss 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Czech 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Danish 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
British 0.4%
Maltese 0.4%
Portuguese 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
West Sayville 5,003 $75,135
Bayport 8,662 $88,701
Blue Point 4,407 $76,004
Bohemia 9,871 $73,218
Great River 1,546 $89,566
Oakdale 8,075 $88,162
Sayville 16,735 $85,229
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Serves 1,070 students.

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