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.


Total Population16,621
Male Share of the Population46.9%
Female Share of the Population53.1%
Senior Citizens17.2%
Employed Population 16+7,949
Age of the Population44


% of people married54.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher44.7%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0


Median Family Income$125,318
% Above Poverty Level97.6%
% Below Poverty Level2.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation8.2%


People Living Alone22.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,736
Median House Value$423,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.2%

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

Sayville Almanac

Nearest Medium City 9 miles E of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City47 miles E of New York, New York
Standard Zip Codes11782
Phone Area Codes631
Time ZoneEastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Sayville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

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
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
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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Sayville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cherry Grove (11782)

Fire Island Pines (11782)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Blue Point4,725$117,310

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

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Sayville Library
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(631) 589-4440

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