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Stony Brook New York Overview, Crime Rate Statistics, and Related Information

Stony Brook is a hamlet at the northern shore of Long Island, located within the town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County. This primarily agricultural enclave first became famous as a resort town and today is one of the major centers for education and as one of Long Island’s major tourist destinations. It is about 5 miles across north to south and 1 mile east to west. Stony Brook University, part of the State University of New York (SUNY) is adjacent to Stony Brook.

After Stony Brook got a rail link as part of the Long Island Rail Road project in 1870, it grew from its rural farms to a tourist destination for New Yorkers to overcome the city blues. A local businessman Ward Melville, the owner of CVS Corporation, is closely linked to the town’s history.

His family owned much of the ‘three village area’ that included the Hamlet of Setauket and the village of Old Field. He started a fund called the Stony Brook Community Fund for building and maintaining the village. He founded the Stony Brook Village Centre and the post office in the town. It was Melville that donated the land for Stony Brook University. He also donated funds and land for the local school district and the Ward Melville High School was named after him in Stony Brook.

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Famous attractions at Stony Brook include the Stony Brook Grist Mill and the Long Island Museum of American Art, History, and Carriages, earlier known as the Stony Brook Carriage House and Suffolk Museum. Other attractions include 19th-century William Sidney Mount House, the West Meadow Beach Historic District, and the St. James Episcopal Chapel.

Stony Brook New York population

The 2010 census puts the population of Stony Brook 13,727 people. Of these 26.9 percent are under the age of 18, 5.8 percent from the age of 18 to 24, 28.1 percent from 25 to 44, 26.5 % from 45 to 64, and 12.7 % who were above 65. The median age was 39 years.

The racial makeup of Stony Brook was 14.4% from two or more races, 88.6% White, 7.5% Asian, 4.4% Hispanic or Latino of any race, 1.7% African American, 0.25% from other races, 0.1% Native American, and 0.01% Pacific Islander. For every 1000 males in Stony Brook, there are 952 females. Nearly 16 percent of the residents spoke a language other than English at home. Most spoken languages apart from English are Chinese, Spanish and French.

Median Household Income in Stony Brook is $90,009, and the median family income is $95,967. On average males earned $68,400 as compared to $41,770 for females. Every household has an average of 2.88 people with 3.23 people as the average family size.

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The percentage of the population with a high school diploma is a stunning 97% with nearly 65% of residents with a Bachelors Degree or Higher.

Stony Brook New York Crime

According to the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, there were 1576 cases of violent crime in the larger Suffolk County area with a population of 1,492,953.

There were 29 cases of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, 111 cases of rape, 567 cases of robbery and 869 cases of aggravated assault. There were also 20,954 cases of property crime, 2,904 cases of burglary, 16,919 cases of larceny-theft and 1,131 cases of motor vehicle theft.

In 2013, there were a total of 1,599 cases of violent crime, 27 cases of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, 22 cases of rape, 620 cases of robbery, 930 cases of aggravated assault, 20,581 cases of property crime, 2979 cases of burglary, 16,555 cases of larceny-theft and 1051 cases of motor vehicle theft.


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