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Blue Point, New York
Postcard of the former "Ye Olde Anchorage Inn."
Postcard of the former "Ye Olde Anchorage Inn."
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U.S. Census map
Blue Point, New York is located in New York
Blue Point, New York
Blue Point, New York
Location in New York
Country United States
State New York
County Suffolk
Town Brookhaven
Area
 • Total 1.8 sq mi (4.6 km2)
 • Land 1.8 sq mi (4.6 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
10 ft (3 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 5,156
 • Density 2,900/sq mi (1,121/km2)
Time zone UTC-5:00 (Eastern Time Zone)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4:00
ZIP Code
11715
Area codes 631, 934
FIPS code 36-07069
GNIS feature ID 0944323

Blue Point is a hamlet and census-designated place in Suffolk County on Long Island, New York, United States. The population was 5,156 at the 2020 census. Blue Point is in the Town of Brookhaven.

Geography

Blue Point Long Island
Blue Point, Long Island, by Alfred Thompson Bricher - 1888

Blue Point is located at 40°45′1″N 73°2′4″W / 40.75028°N 73.03444°W / 40.75028; -73.03444

(40.750374, -73.034580).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2), of which 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2) is land and 0.56% is water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,407 people, 1,571 households, and 1,178 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,474.5 per square mile (955.9/km2). There were 1,664 housing units at an average density of 934.3/sq mi (360.9/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.41% White, 0.68% African American, 0.11% Native American, 1.07% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.84% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.36% of the population.

There were 1,571 households, out of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.1% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 26.8% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $70,333, and the median income for a family was $76,004. Males had a median income of $51,265 versus $34,938 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $28,135. About 1.7% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty threshold, including 2.0% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over.

Recreation

  • Sayville Yacht Club


Education

Blue Point is served by the Bayport-Blue Point School District, which consists of a high school (Bayport-Blue Point High School), a middle school (James Wilson Young Middle School) and three elementary schools, one of which, Blue Point Elementary School, is located on Blue Point Avenue in Blue Point.

Notable people

  • Raymond Davis Jr., Nobel Prize winner 2002 (Physics)
  • Gabby Petito, woman who disappeared and was later found dead in Wyoming
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