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Bay Shore is in Suffolk County, in the New York metro area.

The latitude of Bay Shore is 40.725N. The longitude is -73.245W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 16 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 23,852.


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Median household income
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$50,155
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bay Shore demographic reports
Bay Shore is on the Great South Bay
Former and merged names include:
· Mechanicville
Developed as a tourist destination after ferry service to Fire Island began in the mid-1800s
Nearby parks & recreation: Robert Moses State Park, Gardiner Park
Historic sites and museums: Sagtikos Manor
Colleges and universities: Touro College School of Heath Sciences
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 143

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11% of Bay Shore residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bay Shore ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bay Shore was $23,437, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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20% of Bay Shore residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Bay Shore, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $828.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,560.


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

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The average commute time for Bay Shore workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Bay Shore between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Bay Shore include Econo Lodge Bay Shore.

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