Overview

Introduction to Sayville, New York

Sayville, New York, in Suffolk county, is 9 miles E of Brentwood, New York and 47 miles E of New York, New York. The town is included in the Nassau- Suffolk metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 16,735 people lived in Sayville.

Sayville History

The present day town of Sayville was once inhabited by Algonquian Indians. The first home in the area was built in 1761. John Edwards and his wife Sarah were the first settlers in the area. The South Side Railroad first entered the area in 1868. This enabled the hamlet to become a popular summer tourist destination.

Sayville and nearby Attractions

  • Fire Island National Seashore
  • Long Island Maritime Museum
  • Heckscher State Park
  • Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum
  • Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park
  • Atlantis Marine World Aquarium

Things To Do In Sayville

In Sayville, you can enjoy fishing and boating on the Sans Souci Lakes and Lotus Lake. The Common Ground at Rotary Park, Sayville Beach and Park, Broadway Avenue Park and the Gillette Park offer facilities for a variety of sports and physical activities. The Island Hills Golf and Country Club and the West Sayville Golf Course provide golfing facilities. One can also visit the Long Island Maritime Museum, Edwards Homestead and the West Sayville Grasslands Preserve from Sayville.

Sayville Transportation

Long Island Mac Arthur Airport is nearby.

Sayville Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are offered by Dowling College, Suffolk County Community College- Ammerman Campus, SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale and Fairfield University.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,007
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens19.5%
Employed Population 16+7,877
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married54.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher48.9%
Median Earnings25+$63,794
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,543
Median Earnings With High School Degree$51,379

Wealth

Median Family Income$135,095
% Above Poverty Level94.8%
% Below Poverty Level5.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation7.4%

Housing

People Living Alone21%
Median Gross Rent$1,818
Median House Value$435,400

Ancestry

Italian30.8%
Irish29%
German19.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.4%
English5.5%
Polish4.4%
Russian2%
Scottish1.6%
French Except Basque1.5%
Norwegian1.2%
Greek1.1%
Canadian0.9%
Swedish0.9%
Dutch0.7%
Ukrainian0.7%
Czech0.6%
Danishn0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
African0.4%
Maltese0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Latvian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Arab0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Haitian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Welsh0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Sayville Almanac

CategoryValue
CountySuffolk County
Standard Zip Codes11782
Phone Area Codes6,31,516
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.74
Approximate Longitude-73.08

Sayville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationISLIP LI MACARTHUR AP
Distance4.5 miles
Jan Temp23 to 39 F
Apr Temp40 to 58 F
Jul Temp66 to 83 F
Oct Temp45 to 64 F
Annual Precip46.5 inches
StationPATCHOGUE 2 N
Distance6.2 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
StationWANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance22.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bayport8,392$130,167
Blue Point4,882$125,469
Bohemia9,293$119,882
Oakdale7,231$134,063
Patchogue12,398$89,463
West Sayville4,806$124,184

Sayville Public Libraries

Sayville Library
88 GREENE AVENUE
Sayville, New York
(631) 589-4440

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Sayville Public Schools

Lincoln Avenue Elementary School
440 Lincoln Ave
ZIP: 11782
(631) 244-6725
Primary
Total Enrollment 440
Sayville Middle School
291 Johnson Ave
ZIP: 11782
(631) 244-6650
Middle
Total Enrollment 729
Sunrise Drive Elementary School
320 Sunrise Dr
ZIP: 11782
(631) 244-6750
Primary
Total Enrollment 424

Sayville Private Schools

Prince Of Peace Regional School
200 W Main St
ZIP: 11782
Elementary
Total Enrollment 136
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