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Oyster Bay is a town in Nassau County, in the New York metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Oyster Bay. For links to other places called Oyster Bay, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Oyster Bay is 40.865N. The longitude is -73.532W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 180 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 281,906.


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Median household income
Local
$78,839
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Oyster Bay demographic reports
Oyster Bay is on the north shore.
Former and merged names include:
· Syosset
The community was settled in 1653 by Quakers fleeing persecution in Rhode Island.

Former smugglers' port. Once a center for shipbuilding and commercial fishing

Much of the community was developed as subdivisions in the 1950s and 1960s

The first amateur sailing regatta in the country was organized here in 1872
Well-known residents have included:
· President Theodore Roosevelt
· Typhoid Mary, cook who was a carrier of the disease
Local festivals include:
  • Oyster Festival - Oct. 13-14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Oyster Bay web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Roosevelt Memorial Park
Wildlife: John F. Kennedy Memorial Bird Sanctuary

Oyster Bay attractions: Planting Fields Arboretum
Historic sites and museums: Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, Earle-Wightman House Museum, Raynham Hall Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Quotes:
T.R. married a wealthy woman and righteously raised a family at Sagamore Hill.
-- 1919
John Dos Passos

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Oyster Bay demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Nassau County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Nassau-Suffolk area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 11709 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

12% of Oyster Bay residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Oyster Bay ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Oyster Bay was $35,895, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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38% of Oyster Bay residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Oyster Bay include Cedarmere - Clayton Estates ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Oyster Bay, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $973.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,886.


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Libraries in Oyster Bay include Bayville Free Library, Central Avenue Branch, Farmingdale Public Library, Massapequa Public Library, Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, Plainedge Public Library, Sea Cliff Village Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Oyster Bay include Farmingdale Observer, Massapequan Observer, Oyster Bay Enterprise Pilot

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Nassau County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oyster Bay political report.

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The average commute time for Oyster Bay workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 46 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Oyster Bay between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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“ T.R. married a wealthy woman and righteously raised a family at Sagamore Hill. ”
~ 1919
John Dos Passos

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