Overview

Introduction to Rocky Point, New York

Rocky Point, New York, in Suffolk county, is 19 miles S of Milford, Connecticut and 57 miles E of New York, New York. The town is conveniently located inside the Nassau- Suffolk metropolitan area. There are an estimated 10,185 people in Rocky Point.

Rocky Point History

Rocky Point was settled in by Europeans in the 1800s. Its first post office was established in the 1870s. It is a census-designated hamlet in the Town of Brookhaven, which was incorporated in 1686. The RCA Radio Central transmitted its first transatlantic message from Rocky Point on November 5, 1921. The Radio Central was a milestone in the development of wireless communication. However, it was demolished in the 1970s.

Rocky Point and nearby Attractions

  • Wildwood State Park
  • BNL Science Museum
  • Hillwood Art Museum
  • John A. Minetto State Park
  • Fire Island National Seashore
  • Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park

Things To Do In Rocky Point

While staying in Rocky Point, you can visit the Wildwood State Park, Heckscher State Park, John A. Minetto State Park and the Fire Island National Seashore. The Hillwood Art Museum, Bellport- Brookhaven Historical Society Museum, Long Island Museum and the Garbage Museum are also popular local tourist spots.

Rocky Point Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Long Island Mac Arthur Airport.

Rocky Point Higher Education

Suffolk County Community College- Ammerman Campus, SUNY at Stony Brook and University of New Haven provide facilities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,902
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens12%
Employed Population 16+6,407
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married53.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher36.4%
Median Earnings25+$59,320
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$32,214
Median Earnings With High School Degree$43,580

Wealth

Median Family Income$115,029
% Above Poverty Level95.6%
% Below Poverty Level4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone22.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,504
Median House Value$297,600

Ancestry

Italian32.4%
German22.9%
Irish22%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.7%
English4.7%
Polish4.5%
Russian2.7%
French Except Basque1.9%
Greek1.7%
Dutch1.3%
Hungarian1.1%
Ukrainian1.1%
Norwegian1%
Guyanese0.9%
Scottish0.8%
Swedish0.7%
Finnish0.6%
Austrian0.6%
Albanian0.6%
West Indian0.4%
Jamaican0.4%
Romanian0.3%
Latvian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Czech0.2%
Welsh0.2%
US/American0.2%
Israeli0.2%
Arab0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Turkish0.1%
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Rocky Point Almanac

CategoryValue
CountySuffolk County
Standard Zip Codes11778
Phone Area Codes631
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.92
Approximate Longitude-72.92

Rocky Point 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
Distance9.2 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
StationRIVERHEAD RESEARCH FARM
Distance11 miles
Jan Temp24 to 39 F
Apr Temp40 to 59 F
Jul Temp65 to 84 F
Oct Temp47 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.8 inches
StationPATCHOGUE 2 N
Distance11.2 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Middle Island10,216$92,556
Miller Place11,755$129,028
Ridge13,511$92,732
Shoreham437$147,813
Sound Beach8,093$113,333
Wading River8,034$134,566

Rocky Point Public Schools

Frank J Carasiti Elementary School
90 Rocky Pt-yaphank Rd
ZIP: 11778
(631) 849-7203
Primary
Total Enrollment 701
Joseph A Edgar Imtermediate School
525 Rt 25a
ZIP: 11778
(631) 849-7404
Primary
Total Enrollment 728
Rocky Point High School
82 Rocky Pt-yaphank Rd
ZIP: 11778
(631) 849-7505
High
Total Enrollment 1076
Rocky Point Middle School
76 Rocky Pt-yaphank Rd
ZIP: 11778
(631) 849-7301
Middle
Total Enrollment 766
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