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North Bay Shore, New York
U.S. Census map of North Bay Shore.
U.S. Census map of North Bay Shore.
North Bay Shore, New York is located in New York
North Bay Shore, New York
North Bay Shore, New York
Location in New York
Country  United States
State  New York
County Suffolk
Town Islip
 • Total 3.2 sq mi (8.4 km2)
 • Land 3.2 sq mi (8.4 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
36 ft (11 m)
 • Total 18,944
 • Density 5,840/sq mi (2,255/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 631
FIPS code 36-51495
GNIS feature ID 0958679

North Bay Shore is a hamlet and census-designated place on Long Island in the Town of Islip in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population was 18,944 as of the 2010 census. The hamlet is a suburb of New York City.


The North Bay Shore CDP is located at 40°45′33″N 73°15′38″W / 40.75917°N 73.26056°W / 40.75917; -73.26056 (40.759122, -73.260539). According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.4 km2), all land. For the 2010 census, the US Census Bureau slightly enlarged the CDP to include more of Brentwood, the portion west of Candlewood Road.


2010 census

As of the 2010 United States census, there were 18,944 people residing in North Bay Shore. The racial makeup of the CDP was 43.62% White, 18.33% African American, 0.73% Native American, 3.78% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 27.34% from other races, and 6.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 64.98% of the population.

Census 2000

As of the census of 2000, there were 14,992 people, 3,794 households, and 3,221 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 5,036.5 per square mile (1,942.4/km2). There were 3,992 housing units at an average density of 1,341.1/sq mi (517.2/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 48.49% White, 18.82% African American, 0.63% Native American, 2.04% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 23.29% from other races, and 6.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 50.75% of the population.

There were 3,794 households, out of which 45.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.4% were married couples living together, 18.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.1% were non-families. 10.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.95 and the average family size was 3.98.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 29.7% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 33.7% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 6.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $55,779, and the median income for a family was $55,819. Males had a median income of $31,124 versus $25,186 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $17,024. About 7.1% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.3% of those under age 18 and 12.2% of those age 65 or over.


School district

North Bay Shore is located within the boundaries of the Brentwood Union Free School District and the Bay Shore Union Free School District. As such, children who reside in North Bay Shore and attend public schools go to one of these school districts, depending on where they live in the hamlet.

Library district

Most of North Bay Shore is located within the boundaries of the Brentwood Library District, with the exception being a small part of the southern portion of the hamlet, which is served by the Bay Shore–Brightwaters Library District.




The Sagtikos State Parkway and the Southern State Parkway serve North Bay Shore and, as aforementioned, form its western and southern boundaries, respectively.


Although no Long Island Rail Road stations are located within North Bay Shore, the Long Island Rail Road's Ronkonkoma Branch, as aforementioned forms the majority of North Bay Shore's northern border.


Natural gas

National Grid USA provides natural gas to homes and businesses that are hooked up to natural gas lines in North Bay Shore.


PSEG Long Island provides power to all homes and businesses within North Bay Shore.


Water services in North Bay Shore are provided by the Suffolk County Water Authority. North Bay Shore is located in SCWA Distribution Areas 1 and 12.

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