Overview

Introduction to Mount Sinai, New York

Mount Sinai, New York, in Suffolk County, is 16 miles NE of Brentwood, New York and 51 miles E of New York, New York. The town contains a population of approximately 8,734.

Mount Sinai History

Colonial settlers purchased land from Native Americans and established a community here in 1664. At that time, the area was referred to as Old Mans. A number of farms and businesses were soon set up in the area. In 1840, when the residents wanted to establish a post office in the community, its name was changed from Old Mans to Mt. Vernon. However, since another town of the same name already existed in New York, Charles Phillips, the town’s first postmaster, named the community Mount Sinai after the biblical location. Until the 1960s, farming was the main occupation of the residents of Mount Sinai. The community's economy is also dependent on shipping and other trades and commerce.

Mount Sinai and nearby Attractions

  • Long Island Maritime Museum
  • Jennings Beach
  • Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park
  • Cedar Beach
  • Fire Island National Seashore
  • Atlantis Marine World Aquarium

Things To Do In Mount Sinai

Mount Sinai offers access to Jennings Beach and Cedar Beach. The Long Island Museum, the Suffolk County Historical Society, the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, and the Long Island Maritime Museum are the local museums. Eagles Nest, which is the estate of William K. Vanderbilt, is a historic site located nearby. The Fire Island National Seashore features over 30 miles of beach, public marinas, nature trails and camping facilities. Sherwood Island State Park, located on Long Island Sound, also includes a beach, a nature center, picnic areas and nature trails. Visitors can also enjoy fishing, swimming and scuba diving here. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Spring Lake Golf Club or at the Great Rock Golf Club.

Mount Sinai Transportation

Long Island Mac Arthur is the closest major airport.

Mount Sinai Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Suffolk County Community College-Ammerman Campus, Saint Josephs College-Suffolk Campus, Sacred Heart University and Dowling College.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,529
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens21.9%
Employed Population 16+5,137
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married62.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher43.8%
Median Earnings25+$64,983
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,972
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,898

Wealth

Median Family Income$135,690
% Above Poverty Level92.7%
% Below Poverty Level7.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home6.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.3%
% Using Public Transportation1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone18.9%
Median Gross Rent$883
Median House Value$453,100

Ancestry

Italian27.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.6%
Irish17.9%
German14.9%
English5.2%
Polish4.6%
French Except Basque2.2%
Russian2%
Lithuanian1.2%
Canadian1.1%
Greek0.9%
Norwegian0.9%
Scottish0.8%
Hungarian0.7%
Ukrainian0.6%
Czech0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Turkish0.5%
Dutch0.4%
New Zealand0.4%
Romanian0.3%
US/American0.2%
Croatian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Portuguese0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Mount Sinai Almanac

CategoryValue
CountySuffolk County
Standard Zip Codes11766
Phone Area Codes5,16,631
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.93
Approximate Longitude-73.01

Mount Sinai Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSETAUKET STRONG
Distance3.9 miles
Jan Temp25 to 40 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp65 to 84 F
Oct Temp47 to 66 F
Annual Precip45.7 inches
StationPATCHOGUE 2 N
Distance10.3 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
StationBRIDGEPORT SIKORSKY AP
Distance16.1 miles
Jan Temp23 to 37 F
Apr Temp41 to 57 F
Jul Temp66 to 82 F
Oct Temp46 to 63 F
Annual Precip44.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Belle Terre681$217,250
Miller Place11,755$129,028
Poquott992$203,750
Port Jefferson7,871$134,648
Port Jefferson Station7,808$107,487
Terryville12,340$118,248

Mount Sinai Public Schools

Mount Sinai Elementary School
118 N Country Rd
ZIP: 11766
(631) 870-2600
Primary
Total Enrollment 748
Mount Sinai High School
110 N Country Rd
ZIP: 11766
(631) 870-2800
High
Total Enrollment 814
Mount Sinai Middle School
114 N Country Rd
ZIP: 11766
(631) 870-2700
Middle
Total Enrollment 823
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