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Overview

Introduction to Oyster Bay, New York

Oyster Bay, New York, in Nassau County, is 9 miles N of Levittown, New York and 25 miles E of New York, New York.

Oyster Bay History

A railroad was introduced to this area in the late 1880s. Since Theodore Roosevelt, the future president of the U.S., stayed near Oyster Bay, rapid development occurred in the hamlet, including construction of a memorial park in the President’s name and restoration of the Oyster Bay Long Island Railroad Station.

Oyster Bay and nearby Attractions

  • Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
  • Bartow-Pell Mansion
  • John F. Kennedy Memorial Bird Sanctuary
  • Planting Fields Arboretum
  • Queens Zoo
  • Maritime Aquarium

Things To Do In Oyster Bay

Museums in the area include the Nassau County Museum of Art, the American Airpower Museum and the Norwalk Museum. Belmont Lake State Park and the Queens Zoo and Maritime Aquarium are each accessible from Oyster Bay. The burial site of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th U.S. President, is also located in Oyster Bay.

Oyster Bay Transportation

Air transportation is available from John F. Kennedy international Airport.

Oyster Bay Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Long Island University, Hofstra University, the New York Institute of Technology and Nassau Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population297,537
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens17%
Employed Population 16+147,251
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married57.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher48.1%
Median Earnings25+$60,533
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,468
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,705

Wealth

Median Family Income$132,931
% Above Poverty Level96.2%
% Below Poverty Level3.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home4%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation13.4%

Housing

People Living Alone17.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,754
Median House Value$477,400

Ancestry

Italian28.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.2%
Irish19.1%
German12.3%
Polish6%
Russian4.4%
English3.7%
Greek2.2%
French Except Basque1.1%
West Indian1%
Hungarian0.9%
Austrian0.9%
Scottish0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
Swedish0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Haitian0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
Arab0.5%
Iranian0.5%
Croatian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Israeli0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Czech0.4%
Turkish0.3%
US/American0.3%
Danishn0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
African0.2%
Afghan)0.2%
Guyanese0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Cypriot0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Oyster Bay Almanac

CategoryValue
County Nassau County
Standard Zip Codes11771
Phone Area Codes516
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.86
Approximate Longitude-73.53

Oyster Bay Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMINEOLA
Distance10.2 miles
Jan Temp25 to 38 F
Apr Temp41 to 58 F
Jul Temp66 to 83 F
Oct Temp47 to 63 F
Annual Precip46.3 inches
StationWANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance15 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
StationDOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance18.3 miles
Jan Temp23 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 65 F
Annual Precip52.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cove Neck278$176,250
East Norwich2,865$162,461
Matinecock801$185,417
Mill Neck1,001$184,688
Oyster Bay Cove2,112$211,250
Upper Brookville1,634$246,667

Oyster Bay Public Libraries

Oyster Bay-east Norwich Public Library
89 EAST MAIN STREET
Oyster Bay, New York
(516) 922-1212

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Oyster Bay Hospitals

St Joseph Hospital-er
4295 Hempstead Tpke
(516) 520-2201

Oyster Bay Public Schools

Oyster Bay High School
150 E Main St
ZIP: 11771
(516) 624-6524
High
Total Enrollment 759
Theodore Roosevelt School
150 W Main St
ZIP: 11771
(516) 624-6572
Primary
Total Enrollment 374

Oyster Bay Private Schools

East Woods School
31 Yellow Cote Rd
ZIP: 11771
Elementary
Total Enrollment 179
St Dominic Elementary School
35 School St
ZIP: 11771
Elementary
Total Enrollment 209
St Dominic High School
110 Anstice St
ZIP: 11771
Secondary
Total Enrollment 423
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