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Sag Harbor is a village in Suffolk County, in the New York metro area.
The community was named for "sagga," a tuber eaten by Indians. The plant, also known as groundnut, Indian potato, bog potato and wild bean, helped sustain Pilgrims during their first year in America.
The latitude of Sag Harbor is 40.997N. The longitude is -72.293W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 26 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,367.
Fahys Watchworks opened in 1881, later became Bulova Watch and was for many years the community's major employer.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Sag Harbor demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Suffolk 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 11963 ZIP code.
13% of Sag Harbor residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sag Harbor ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sag Harbor was $40,566, compared with $21,587 nationally.
41% of Sag Harbor residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Sag Harbor include Sag Harbor Village District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Sag Harbor, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $931. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,531.
Libraries in Sag Harbor include John Jermain Memorial Library ... View libraries
Suffolk County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sag Harbor political report.
The average commute time for Sag Harbor workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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