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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.

People

Total Population 12,451
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 17.3%
Employed Population 16+ 5,488
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 64.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 42.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $128,118
% Above Poverty Level 93.7%
% Below Poverty Level 6.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 36 minutes
% Working from Home 5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation 4.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,699
Median House Value $449,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.1%
US/American 0.1%
English 4.2%
Irish 21.3%

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

Mount Sinai Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles NE of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 51 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11766
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.946
Longitude -73.03

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)

Station SETAUKET STRONG
Distance 3.9 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 40 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 47 to 66 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Station PATCHOGUE 2 N
Distance 10.3 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 BRIDGEPORT SIKORSKY AP
Distance 16.1 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
Belle Terre 783 $219,531

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

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Mount Sinai High Schools

MT SINAI HS
GERTRUDE GOODMAN DR
631-473-1991
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 715 students.

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