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Overview

Introduction to Southold, New York

Southold, New York, in Suffolk County, is 30 miles SE of West Haven, Connecticut and 84 miles E of New York, New York.

Southold History

The first European settlers arrived in Southold in 1640, in what was the first English settlement on Long Island. English Puritans from Connecticut settled in this region on October 21, 1640 under the leadership of Reverend John Youngs. Southold was named after the coastal town of Southwold, England. Southold remained under the jurisdiction of New Haven until 1662 and then under control of the Connecticut Colony until 1674.

Southold and nearby Attractions

  • Bridgehampton Historical Society
  • Atlantis Marine World Aquarium
  • Monte Cristo Cottage
  • Fort Griswold State Park
  • Beardsley Zoological Gardens

Things To Do In Southold

The East End Seaport Museum, the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum, the Museums of Historical Southold, Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park, Monte Cristo Cottage and Hyland House are some of the museums and historical sites accessible from Southold. Parks and recreational areas accessible from Southold include the Fort Griswold State Park, Hammonasset Beach State Park and Harkness Memorial State Park. The Atlantis Marine World Aquarium, the Beardsley Zoological Gardens and Foxwoods Resort and Casino are all accessible from Southold as well.

Southold Transportation

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

Southold Higher Education

Colleges and universities near Southold include Mitchell College, Long Island University-Southampton College and the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts.

Demographics

People

Total Population22,182
Male Share of the Population50.3%
Female Share of the Population49.7%
Senior Citizens28.2%
Employed Population 16+10,172
Age of the Population53

Families

% of people married57.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher38.2%
Median Earnings25+$44,127
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,455

Wealth

Median Family Income$100,842
% Above Poverty Level93.9%
% Below Poverty Level6.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home6.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.4%
% Using Public Transportation5.3%

Housing

People Living Alone25.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,401
Median House Value$535,400

Ancestry

Irish23.2%
German19.6%
Italian18.8%
Polish13.5%
English13.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.4%
Swedish2.9%
French Except Basque2.4%
Greek2.3%
Russian2.1%
Scottish1.5%
Norwegian1.4%
Dutch1.3%
Danishn1.2%
Lithuanian1.1%
Turkish0.8%
Ukrainian0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Croatian0.6%
Czech0.6%
Austrian0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Canadian0.4%
West Indian0.3%
US/American0.3%
Swiss0.3%
African0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Slovak0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
South African0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Southold Almanac

CategoryValue
County Suffolk County
Standard Zip Codes11971
Phone Area Codes631
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.05
Approximate Longitude-72.42

Southold Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationGREENPORT POWER HOUSE
Distance4 miles
Jan Temp24 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 55 F
Jul Temp66 to 80 F
Oct Temp48 to 63 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches
StationRIVERHEAD RESEARCH FARM
Distance16.6 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
StationMOUNT CARMEL
Distance33.8 miles
Jan Temp17 to 35 F
Apr Temp37 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip52.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cutchogue3,166$90,644
Greenport4,133$72,772
New Suffolk250$111,750
Peconic575$94,712
Shelter Island2,844$121,094
Shelter Island Heights1,386$143,452

Southold Public Libraries

Southold Free Library
53705 MAIN ROAD
Southold, New York
(631) 765-2077

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Southold Public Schools

Southold Elementary School
420 Oaklawn Ave
ZIP: 11971
(631) 765-5208
Primary
Total Enrollment 403
Southold Junior-senior High School
420 Oaklawn Ave
ZIP: 11971
(631) 765-5081
High
Total Enrollment 423
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