Stony Brook, NY Overview

Nestled in Brookhaven Township, Stony Brook is most famous as the home of Stony Brook University—one of the nation's most respected institutions, particularly in the sciences. Additional advantages include the teaching hospital associated with the university and an exceptional public school system. This North Shore community midway between Manhattan and Montauk features panoramic natural settings close to wonderful beaches, lush woodlands, and charming historic villages. Patterned after a white clapboard New England village, this area offers unique attractions like Simons Park with its boardwalk and trails or the Long Island Museum filled with carriages, hunting decoys, and American art. Children will also love the mechanical eagle that flaps its wings on the hour above the local post office. In contrast to a well-preserved past, Stony Brook claims the first "drive in" market in the nation.


Population Growth (since 2000) 6%
Population Density (ppl / mile) 2,582.00
Household Size (ppl) 2.817
Households w/ Children 33%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 15%
5+ Years in Residency 54%
Median Year in Residency 6.09

Housing Inventory

Stony Brook, NY Housing Inventory 186 491 4,310 4,310 186 491 4,310

Market Overview

38 listings with an estimated median price of $618,500

Price Count
$400K - 500K 6
$500K - 600K 12
$600K - 700K 8
$700K - 800K 6
$900K - 1M 3
$1M - Max 3
Property Type Count
Single Family 32
Condo 5
Commercial 1
Rental 7

(Data as of 10/4/2023)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Stony Brook, NY Population Demographics

Total: 18,494


Median Age: 26.69

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Stony Brook, NY Temperature

Weather Risk

Stony Brook, NY Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Stony Brook, NY Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Stony Brook, NY Highest Education Level Attained 1,270 817 2,664 1,290 110 81 3,333 1,270 817 2,664 1,290 110 81 3,333

Employment and Finance


Stony Brook, NY Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $131,044)

Stony Brook, NY Income by dollar range 90 89 95 120 70 57 134 36 47 213 165 560 617 450 1,269 318 435 38

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Stony Brook, NY Crime

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