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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.
Former smugglers' port. Once a center for shipbuilding and commercial fishing
Much of the community was developed as subdivisions in the 1950s and 1960s
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.
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.
38% of Oyster Bay residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Oyster Bay include Cedarmere - Clayton Estates ... View historic districts
Median rent in Oyster Bay, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $973. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,886.
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
Nassau County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oyster Bay political report.
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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