Stony Brook University, New York

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Population in 2010: 9,216.
Males: 5,101  (55.4%)
Females: 4,115  (44.6%)
Median resident age:

20.4 years
New York median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 11794.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $106,228
Stony Brook University:

$106,228
NY:

$72,108

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $48,381

Stony Brook University CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $430,500
Stony Brook University:

$430,500
NY:

$338,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $499,584; detached houses: $469,605

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,064.

March 2019 cost of living index in Stony Brook University: 146.3 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 0.0%

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  • Races in Stony Brook University, NY (2019)
    • 4,23547.6%Asian alone
    • 2,61429.4%White alone
    • 8249.3%Hispanic
    • 7968.9%Black alone
    • 4715.3%Two or more races
    • 580.7%Other race alone
    • 170.2%American Indian alone

Races in Stony Brook University detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: Italian (4.7%), Irish (2.5%), Ghanaian (1.3%), Nigerian (1.3%), Haitian (1.1%), Jamaican (1.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

3,007 residents are foreign born

This place:

33.8%
New York:

22.6%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Brentwood, NY (10.9 miles , pop. 53,917).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: North Hempstead, NY (30.0 miles , pop. 222,611).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Queens, NY (39.0 miles , pop. 2,229,379).

Nearest cities:

Stony Brook, NY (0.7 miles ),
Setauket-East Setauket, NY (1.3 miles ),
Head of the Harbor, NY (1.5 miles ),
St. James, NY (1.7 miles ),
Port Jefferson Station, NY (1.8 miles ),
Centereach, NY (1.8 miles ),
Poquott, NY (1.9 miles ),
Old Field, NY (1.9 miles )

Latitude: 40.91 N, Longitude: 73.12 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 631

Distribution of median household income in Stony Brook University, NY in 2019
Distribution of house value in Stony Brook University, NY in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.3%
New York:

8.1%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 86.1. This is about average.

City:

86.1
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.344. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.344
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 8.56. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.56
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.135. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.135
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.81. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.81
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Stony Brook University-area historical tornado activity is slightly above New York state average. It is 55% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.2 miles away from the Stony Brook University place center injured 40 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 5/24/1962, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 44.3 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Stony Brook University-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New York state average. It is 71% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 219.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 330.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 250.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 249.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 193.9 miles away from Stony Brook University center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 158.2 miles away from Stony Brook University center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Suffolk County (28) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 9, Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Snowstorms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Other: 3 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Stony Brook University:

  • UCPA OF GREATER SUFFOLK (Hospital, about 2 miles away; STONY BROOK, NY)
  • STONY BROOK KIDNEY CENTER, DCI (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; EAST SETAUKET, NY)
  • YOUNG ADULT INSTITUTE (Hospital, about 2 miles away; SETAUKET, NY)
  • UCPA OF GREATER SUFFOLK (Hospital, about 3 miles away; SAINT JAMES, NY)
  • ST JAMES HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; ST JAMES, NY)
  • ST JAMES HRF (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; SAINT JAMES, NY)
  • MILLS POND NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; ST JAMES, NY)

Amtrak station near Stony Brook University:

  • 19 miles: BRIDGEPORT (525 WATER ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Stony Brook University:

  • Stony Brook University (about 1 miles; Stony Brook, NY; Full-time enrollment: 22,071)
  • Suffolk County Community College (about 6 miles; Selden, NY; FT enrollment: 18,540)
  • Dowling College (about 12 miles; Oakdale, NY; FT enrollment: 2,598)
  • Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford (about 19 miles; Stratford, CT; FT enrollment: 2,822)
  • University of Bridgeport (about 19 miles; Bridgeport, CT; FT enrollment: 3,708)
  • Housatonic Community College (about 19 miles; Bridgeport, CT; FT enrollment: 3,677)
  • Fairfield University (about 19 miles; Fairfield, CT; FT enrollment: 4,640)

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Notable location: Long Island State Veterans Home (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Suffolk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

3.6 people
New York:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

80.8%
Whole state:

63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.7%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 3.8% of all households
8,771 people in college/university student housing in 2010
350 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

For population 15 years and over in Stony Brook University:

Marital status in Stony Brook University, NY
  • Never married: 94.5%
  • Now married: 2.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.2%
  • Divorced: 0.5%

For population 25 years and over in Stony Brook University:

  • High school or higher: 93.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 47.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
New York average:

13.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Stony Brook University
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Stony Brook University, NY (based on Suffolk County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic879,45775
Mainline Protestant69,205182
Evangelical Protestant58,909264
Other50,771124
Orthodox10,19010
Black Protestant8,29849
None416,520-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 514
This county:

3.40 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 9
This county:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 217
Here:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 256
Suffolk County:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1,232
This county:

8.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.1%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

23.4%
State:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

22.3%
New York:

15.6%

2.92% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($87,831 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.92%
New York average:

4.90%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,707 average AGI)
Suffolk County:

0.02%
New York average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Nassau County, NY  0.92% ($97,425 average AGI)
from Queens County, NY  0.40% ($69,378)
from Kings County, NY  0.20% ($86,858)


3.70% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($108,055 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.70%
New York average:

5.85%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($484 average AGI)
Suffolk County:

0.04%
New York average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Nassau County, NY  0.60% ($104,809 average AGI)
to Queens County, NY  0.27% ($60,961)
to New York County, NY  0.20% ($238,478)

Strongest AM radio stations in Stony Brook University:

  • WGSM (740 AM; 25 kW; HUNTINGTON, NY; Owner: K RADIO LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WLIM (1580 AM; 10 kW; PATCHOGUE, NY; Owner: POLNET COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLIE (540 AM; 3 kW; ISLIP, NY; Owner: LONG ISLAND MULTIMEDIA, LLC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WQEW (1560 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Stony Brook University:

  • WALK-FM (97.5 FM; PATCHOGUE, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WUSB (90.1 FM; STONY BROOK, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • W289AD (105.7 FM; SELDEN, NY; Owner: SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • WBLI (106.1 FM; PATCHOGUE, NY; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WFRS (88.9 FM; SMITHTOWN, NY; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WSHR (91.9 FM; LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY; Owner: SACHEM CENTRAL SCH DIST HOLBROOK)
  • WMJC (94.3 FM; SMITHTOWN, NY; Owner: IW LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY)
  • WBZO (103.1 FM; BAY SHORE, NY; Owner: MID-ISLAND BROADCASTING LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLIU (88.3 FM; SOUTHAMPTON, NY; Owner: LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY PUBLIC RADIO NETWORK)
  • W217AF (91.3 FM; HUNTINGTON STATION, NY; Owner: SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • WXXP (105.3 FM; CALVERTON-ROANOKE, NY; Owner: JARAD BROADCASTING CO. OF CALVERTON, INC)
  • WRCN-FM (103.9 FM; RIVERHEAD, NY; Owner: IW LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY)
  • WPLJ (95.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPLJ-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • WKCR-FM (89.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN NEW YORK)
  • WEZN-FM (99.9 FM; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WKCI-FM (101.3 FM; HAMDEN, CT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKTU (103.5 FM; LAKE SUCCESS, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQCD (101.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLVG (96.1 FM; CENTER MORICHES, NY; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBAB (102.3 FM; BABYLON, NY; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Stony Brook University:

  • WFTY (Channel 67; SMITHTOWN, NY; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • WLNY (Channel 55; RIVERHEAD, NY; Owner: WLNY-TV, INC.)
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WABC-TV (Channel 7; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC)
  • WPIX (Channel 11; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPIX, INC.)
  • WWOR-TV (Channel 9; SECAUCUS, NJ; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W26CE (Channel 26; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WXNY-LP (Channel 32; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPXN-TV (Channel 31; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WFUT (Channel 68; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • WNBC (Channel 4; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNET (Channel 13; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTV (Channel 41; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WNYE-TV (Channel 25; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WTNH (Channel 8; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: WTNH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKOB-LP (Channel 53; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WKOB COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEBR-CA (Channel 17; MANHATTAN, NY; Owner: K LICENSEE INC.)
  • WRNN-LP (Channel 57; NYACK, NY; Owner: LP NYACK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEDY (Channel 65; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCTX (Channel 59; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: WTNH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEDW (Channel 49; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLIW (Channel 21; GARDEN CITY, NY; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Stony Brook University, NY
  • 50.0%Utility gas
  • 50.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Stony Brook University compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Stony Brook University on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most recent year of entry for the foreign-born population (2,000+ people)+"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: office and administrative support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of divorced people (15+ years)(population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely gay men couples (counted as self-reported male-male unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: life, physical, and social science occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of males (15+ years) which never married (with at least 1,000 males in this group)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of females (15+ years) which never married (with at least 1,000 females in this group)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: retail trade (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: education, training, and library occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (population 500+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: sales and related occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people living the same house as 1 year ago (population 5,000+))"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in China (population 500+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Eastern Asia (population 500+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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