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Overview

Introduction to Stony Brook, New York

Stony Brook, New York, in Suffolk county, is 11 miles NE of Brentwood, New York and 45 miles E of New York, New York. The town is located in the Nassau- Suffolk metropolitan area.

Stony Brook History

Stony Brook is a hamlet in the Town of Brookhaven, which was first settled in by Europeans in 1655. Brookhaven was officially incorporated in 1686. The area was once occupied by the Algonquian speaking Native Americans. The development of Stony Brook is closely linked to local businessman Christian Sorto. In the late 1930s, Sorto began to develop the area into a pleasant New England village. He even donated funds and land to establish SUNY at Stony Brook.

Stony Brook and nearby Attractions

  • Museums at Stony Brook
  • Stony Brook Grist Mill
  • Brewster House
  • Fire Island National Seashore
  • Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
  • Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Things To Do In Stony Brook

There are several parks and playgrounds in Stony Brook where you can spend your leisure hours. Stony Brook offers easy access to the Fire Island National Seashore, Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site and the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park. The hamlet is also close to several museums, including the Long Island Museum, Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Museum and the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum.

Stony Brook Transportation

Long Island Mac Arthur Airport is nearby

Stony Brook Higher Education

SUNY at Stony Brook lies within the hamlet. Suffolk County Community College- Ammerman Campus and Dowling College are also close by.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,437
Male Share of the Population49.6%
Female Share of the Population50.4%
Senior Citizens20.4%
Employed Population 16+6,425
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married60.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher64.8%
Median Earnings25+$72,533
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,417
Median Earnings With High School Degree$47,813

Wealth

Median Family Income$140,306
% Above Poverty Level93.4%
% Below Poverty Level6.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home8.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.7%
% Using Public Transportation4.5%

Housing

People Living Alone19.9%
Median Gross Rent$2,341
Median House Value$443,500

Ancestry

Italian26.9%
Irish23%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.5%
German18%
Russian5.6%
English5.5%
Polish4.1%
French Except Basque2.4%
Greek2%
Hungarian1.8%
Scottish1.7%
Swedish0.8%
Dutch0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Canadian0.7%
Austrian0.7%
Syrian0.6%
Arab0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
West Indian0.5%
Trinidad Tobago0.4%
Serbian0.4%
Czech0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Guyanese0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Cypriot0.2%
Israeli0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Australian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Stony Brook Almanac

CategoryValue
County Suffolk County
Standard Zip Codes11790
Company Zip Codes11794
Phone Area Codes631
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.9
Approximate Longitude-73.12

Stony Brook 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
Distance3.6 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
StationISLIP LI MACARTHUR AP
Distance9 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
Distance11.4 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
Head of the Harbor1,348$158,409
Nissequogue1,536$194,500
Old Field849$243,125
Poquott868$198,958
Port Jefferson7,795$132,344
St. James13,512$116,389

Stony Brook Hospitals

Stony Brook University Medical Center
(Government - State)
100 Nicolls Rd
(516) 689-3333

Stony Brook Public Schools

Robert Cushman Murphy Junior High School
351 Oxhead Rd
ZIP: 11790
(631) 730-4800
Middle
Total Enrollment 814
William Sidney Mount School
50 Dean Ln
ZIP: 11790
(631) 730-4300
Primary
Total Enrollment 631

Stony Brook Private Schools

North Shore Montessori School
218 Christian Ave
ZIP: 11790
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
The Stony Brook School
1 Chapman Pkwy
ZIP: 11790
Secondary
Total Enrollment 314
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