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Overview

Introduction to Hampton Bays, New York

Hampton Bays, New York, in Suffolk county, is 35 miles SE of West Haven, Connecticut and 77 miles E of New York, New York. The people of the town are in the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area.

Hampton Bays History

The earliest settlements in this area took place around 1740. Early settlers called this area "Good Ground" and it went on to become the chief hamlet out of the eleven that were present in the region. Most of these hamlets consisted of a couple of families and a schoolhouse. The eleven hamlets developed and attracted tourists from New York City. In 1922, they merged to form Hampton Bays.

Hampton Bays and nearby Attractions

  • Sears Bellows County Park
  • Big Duck Museum
  • Southampton Historical Museum
  • Parrish Art Museum
  • Hubbard County Park
  • Indian Island County Park

Things To Do In Hampton Bays

Opportunities for a wide assortment of activities are available in Hampton Bays. The Sears Bellows County Park is spread over a huge expanse of land and provides facilities for many different activities. It has nature trails that provide opportunities for hiking and biking. Its beaches also provide opportunities for recreation.

Hampton Bays Transportation

John F. Kennedy International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Hampton Bays Higher Education

SUNY at Stony Brook, Saint Joseph's College and Suffolk County Community College are in the neighborhood.

People

Total Population 12,866
Male Share of the Population 52.2%
Female Share of the Population 47.8%
Senior Citizens 17.4%
Employed Population 16+ 6,419
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 54.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 32.5%
Median Earnings25+ $42,383
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree $41,272

Wealth

Median Family Income $86,695
% Above Poverty Level 93.4%
% Below Poverty Level 6.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 3.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,676
Median House Value $436,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.6%
US/American 0.4%
English 6%
Irish 20.8%

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

Hampton Bays Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 35 miles SE of West Haven, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 77 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11946
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.868
Longitude -72.518

Hampton Bays 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 RIVERHEAD RESEARCH FARM
Distance 12.4 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 47 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.8 inches
Station GREENPORT POWER HOUSE
Distance 17.8 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 55 F
Jul Temp 66 to 80 F
Oct Temp 48 to 63 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches
Station BRIDGEPORT SIKORSKY AP
Distance 38.2 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 57 F
Jul Temp 66 to 82 F
Oct Temp 46 to 63 F
Annual Precip 44.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
East Quogue 4,589 $103,472
Flanders 4,906 $76,207
Jamesport 1,355 $80,196

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

Hampton Bays Public Libraries

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Hampton Bays Public Library
PONQUOGUE AVENUE
Hampton Bays, New York
(631) 728-6241

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Hampton Bays High Schools

HAMPTON BAYS SECONDARY SCHOOL
88 ARGONNE RD
631-723-2110
Serves 801 students.

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