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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.

People

Total Population 22,204
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 28.9%
Employed Population 16+ 9,808
Age of the Population 53

Families

% of people married 57.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 39.2%
Median Earnings25+ $44,025
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,217
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,446

Wealth

Median Family Income $96,685
% Above Poverty Level 94%
% Below Poverty Level 6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 7.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.7%
% Using Public Transportation 5%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,417
Median House Value $513,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.6%
US/American 0.3%
English 13.6%
Irish 25.1%

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

Southold Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles SE of West Haven, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 84 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11971
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.064
Longitude -72.426

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)

Station GREENPORT POWER HOUSE
Distance 4 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 55 F
Jul Temp 66 to 80 F
Oct Temp 48 to 63 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches
Station RIVERHEAD RESEARCH FARM
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 47 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.8 inches
Station MOUNT CARMEL
Distance 33.8 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cutchogue 3,192 $90,833
Shelter Island 2,812 $121,583

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

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Southold High Schools

SOUTHOLD JSHS
420 OAKLAWN AVE
631-765-5081
Serves 493 students.

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