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Overview

Introduction to Bay Shore, New York

Bay Shore, New York, in Suffolk county, is 3 miles S of Brentwood, New York and 38 miles E of New York, New York. The town is part of the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan statistical area.

Bay Shore History

Bay Shore was originally known as Penataquit and was inhabited by Native Americans. Sagtikos Manor, the oldest structure of the town, was built in 1692 by Stephanus Van Cortlandt. It served as the headquarters for the British forces during the American Revolution. It was also used as a stopover by George Washington during his tour of Long Island in 1790. Bay Shore became famous for its shopping district and resorts during the late 19th century.

Bay Shore and nearby Attractions

  • Robert Moses State Park
  • Sagtikos Manor
  • Gardiner Park
  • Heckscher State Park
  • Adventureland Amusement Park
  • Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Things To Do In Bay Shore

While in Bay Shore, you can visit the Robert Moses State Park, Captree State Park or the Belmont Lake State Park. The Long Island Maritime Museum, the BNL Science Museum, Cradle of Aviation Museum the and Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum are also worth visiting. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Westfield Shopping Center of Bay Shore.

Bay Shore Transportation

Air transportation is available from Long Island MacArthur Airport.

Bay Shore Higher Education

Suffolk County Community College - Western Campus and Dowling College are nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population29,704
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens11.6%
Employed Population 16+13,810
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married39.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.4%
Median Earnings25+$35,891
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,518
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,744

Wealth

Median Family Income$74,888
% Above Poverty Level88.7%
% Below Poverty Level11.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.4%
% Using Public Transportation9.4%

Housing

People Living Alone26.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,384
Median House Value$309,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)52.2%
Irish14.5%
Italian13.5%
German8.8%
West Indian5.6%
Haitian3.4%
Polish2.9%
English2.9%
French Except Basque1.3%
Jamaican1.1%
Scottish0.7%
Russian0.7%
Austrian0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Dutch0.5%
Greek0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Guyanese0.3%
Czech0.3%
British0.3%
African0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Moroccan0.2%
Arab0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Bulgarian0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
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Bay Shore Almanac

CategoryValue
County Suffolk County
Standard Zip Codes11706
Phone Area Codes631
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.72
Approximate Longitude-73.25

Bay Shore Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationISLIP LI MACARTHUR AP
Distance9.2 miles
Jan Temp23 to 39 F
Apr Temp40 to 58 F
Jul Temp66 to 83 F
Oct Temp45 to 64 F
Annual Precip46.5 inches
StationPATCHOGUE 2 N
Distance13.9 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp64 to 83 F
Oct Temp45 to 64 F
Annual Precip50.2 inches
StationWANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance14.3 miles
Jan Temp24 to 37 F
Apr Temp40 to 55 F
Jul Temp67 to 81 F
Oct Temp47 to 62 F
Annual Precip42.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brightwaters3,092$146,591
Islip335,710$97,091
Islip Terrace5,302$113,250
North Bay Shore21,377$83,526
West Bay Shore4,803$133,542
West Islip27,231$125,401

Bay Shore Hospitals

Southside Hospital
(Non-profit)
301 E Main St
(516) 719-8767

Bay Shore Public Schools

Bay Shore Middle School
393 Brook Ave
ZIP: 11706
(631) 968-1208
Middle
Total Enrollment 1446
Bay Shore Senior High School
155 3rd Ave
ZIP: 11706
(631) 968-1156
High
Total Enrollment 1916
Brook Avenue Elementary School
45 Brook Ave
ZIP: 11706
(631) 968-1130
Primary
Total Enrollment 405
Fifth Avenue School
217 5th Ave
ZIP: 11706
(631) 968-1140
Primary
Total Enrollment 341
Gardiner Manor School
125 Wohseepee Dr
ZIP: 11706
(631) 968-1150
Primary
Total Enrollment 743
Hemlock Elementary School
19 Hemlock Dr
ZIP: 11706
(631) 434-2451
Primary
Total Enrollment 774
Mary G Clarkson School
1415 E 3rd Ave
ZIP: 11706
(631) 968-1204
Primary
Total Enrollment 524
Oak Park Elementary School
775 Wisconsin Ave
ZIP: 11706
(631) 434-2255
Primary
Total Enrollment 787
South Country School
885 Hampshire Rd
ZIP: 11706
(631) 968-1250
Primary
Total Enrollment 585
Southwest Elementary School
1095 Joselsen Ave
ZIP: 11706
(631) 434-2261
Primary
Total Enrollment 1217
West Middle School
2030 Udall Rd
ZIP: 11706
(631) 434-2371
Middle
Total Enrollment 938
Woodhull School
99 Maple Ave Dock
ZIP: 11706
(631) 583-5626
Primary
Total Enrollment 36

Bay Shore Private Schools

Bay Shore Christian School
211 Bay Shore Rd
ZIP: 11706
Elementary
Total Enrollment 36
Heritage Christian Academy
1380 5th Ave
ZIP: 11706
Elementary
Total Enrollment 23
St Patrick School
Montauk Hwy
ZIP: 11706
Elementary
Total Enrollment 399
St Peters By The Sea Episcopal Day School
500 W Montauk Hwy
ZIP: 11706
Elementary
Total Enrollment 88
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