Stony Brook, NY

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2022 Population
12,501
3.76% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
45.8
0.659% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
5.6%
3.48% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$145,487
12.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$576,800
18.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Stony Brook, NY had a population of 12.5k people with a median age of 45.8 and a median household income of $145,487. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Stony Brook, NY grew from 12,048 to 12,501, a 3.76% increase and its median household income grew from $129,625 to $145,487, a 12.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Stony Brook, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (77.8%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (11.8%), White (Hispanic) (3.84%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.56%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.14%).

None of the households in Stony Brook, NY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.1% of the residents in Stony Brook, NY are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Stony Brook, NY was $576,800, and the homeownership rate was 89.3%.

Most people in Stony Brook, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 33.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Stony Brook, NY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Stony Brook, NY is home to a population of 12.5k people, from which 96.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 12.4% of Stony Brook, NY residents were born outside of the country (1.55k people).

In 2022, there were 6.61 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.73k people) in Stony Brook, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.47k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 480 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.1%
2022 Citizenship
95.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.1% of Stony Brook, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Stony Brook, NY was 95.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Stony Brook, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    9.73k ± 973
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    1.47k ± 811
  3. White (Hispanic)
    480 ± 229
8.2%
Hispanic Population
1.03k people

In 2022, there were 6.61 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.73k people) in Stony Brook, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.47k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 480 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.2% of the people in Stony Brook, NY are hispanic (1.03k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Stony Brook, NY as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

12.4%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.55k people
13%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.57k people

As of 2022, 12.4% of Stony Brook, NY residents (1.55k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Stony Brook, NY was 13%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    160 ± 81
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    42 ± 45
  3. Korea
    27 ± 35

Stony Brook, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.81 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Stony Brook, NY employs 6.23k people. The largest industries in Stony Brook, NY are Educational Services (1,611 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (824 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (767 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($143,646), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($142,986), and Wholesale Trade ($131,991).

Occupations

6.23k
2022 Value
± 591
5.04%
1 Year growth
± 12.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Stony Brook, NY grew at a rate of 5.04%, from 5.93k employees to 6.23k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Stony Brook, NY, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1,161 people), Sales & Related Occupations (634 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (588 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Stony Brook, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

6.23k
2022 Value
± 591
5.04%
1 Year growth
± 12.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Stony Brook, NY grew at a rate of 5.04%, from 5.93k employees to 6.23k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Stony Brook, NY, are Educational Services (1,611 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (824 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (767 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Stony Brook, NY, though some of these residents may live in Stony Brook, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$96,685
Median earning men ± $10,592
$65,665
Median earning women ± $13,278

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($166,250), Manufacturing ($161,000), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($147,206).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($89,688), Manufacturing ($74,236), and Information ($72,344).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.74%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.56M people employed in New York. This represents a 2.74% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 19.7%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New York went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 60.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (37.5%), followed by Other (0.813%).

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing the state of New York. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New York

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Chuck Schumer
Senator from New York3
Assumed office on January 3, 1999
Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator from New York1
Assumed office on January 26, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Hillary Clinton, who had become Secretary of State.

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing New York.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New York

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.7% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.75% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.04M), Bachelors Degree (3.33M), and Some college (2.79M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Stony Brook, NY was $576,800 in 2022, which is 2.05 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $487,300 to $576,800, a 18.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Stony Brook, NY is 89.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Stony Brook, NY have an average commute time of 33.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Stony Brook, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$576,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$19,175
$4,040
Median Property Taxes
±$454

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Stony Brook, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

89.3%
Homeownership
2022
58.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 89.3% of the housing units in Stony Brook, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 89.3%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 1580.09
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$145,487
Median Household Income
± $19,119
4.52k
Number of Households
± 505

In 2022, the median household income of the 4.52k households in Stony Brook, NY grew to $145,487 from the previous year's value of $129,625.

The following chart displays the households in Stony Brook, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Stony Brook, NY is from New York.
0.494
2022 Wage GINI in New York
0.493
2021 Wage GINI in New York

In 2022, the income inequality in New York was 0.494 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.125% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (67%)
  2. Worked At Home (17.3%)
  3. Carpooled (6.85%)

In 2022, 67% of workers in Stony Brook, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (17.3%) and those who carpooled to work (6.85%).

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Commute Time

33.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Stony Brook, NY have a longer commute time (33.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 11.1% of the workforce in Stony Brook, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Stony Brook, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Stony Brook, NY have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

5.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Stony Brook, NY (698 out of 12.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Stony Brook, NY is White, followed by Asian and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

99.1% of the population of Stony Brook, NY has health coverage, with 61.6% on employee plans, 4.85% on Medicaid, 17.7% on Medicare, 14.8% on non-group plans, and 0.305% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Suffolk County, NY see 1389 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.725% increase from the previous year (1379 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1201 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 341 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,389 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Suffolk County, NY

Primary care physicians in Suffolk County, NY see an average of 1,389 patients per year. This represents a 0.725% increase from the previous year (1,379 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Suffolk County, NY in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.8% under 18 years, 18.8% between 18 and 34 years, 36.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51% were men and 49% were women.

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Uninsured People

0.875%
Uninsured
61.6%
Employer Coverage
4.85%
Medicaid
17.7%
Medicare
14.8%
Non-Group
0.305%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Stony Brook, NY grew by 338% from 0.2% to 0.875%.

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