This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Stony Brook has a very low population density. Stony Brook is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
Stony Brook, NY is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 9/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Stony Brook has a population density of 2,349, with 13,486 current residents.
Out of the 13,486 current residents, 49% are male and 51% are female. 69% of the residents are married and 31% are single.
- 56% Sun
- 45% Rain
- 21% Snow
53°F average temperature
- 43 years Median home age
- $399,460 Median home price
- -7.14% Home appreciation rate
- 26.26% Annual property tax
As for living in Stony Brook, the air quality is 31% and the weather, on average, is 56% sunny, 45% rainy, and 21% snowy. The average temperature is 53°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Stony Brook, you should know that 87.9% of homes are owned while 7.6% of homes are rented, and 4.5% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $399,460, the median age of homes is 43 years, the annual home appreciation is -7.14% and the annual property tax is 26.26%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)4
When looking at the community of Stony Brook, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Stony Brook’s crime rate is 4 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Stony Brook is 40 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 52.53% Democratic, 46.53% Republican, and 0.94% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:12
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
95%High school diploma
7%Some college or associates degree
31%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Stony Brook, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 7.30% of residents are unemployed in Stony Brook (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Stony Brook residents: 15.5% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 41.18% are in the arts and sciences field, 7.8% are in the customer service field, 26.4% are in the sales field, 0.16% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 5.3% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 3.8% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:12. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 95.00%, 7.24% of residents have an associate’s degree, 23.47% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 31.04% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Stony Brook, you should be aware that the average commute time is 32 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Stony Brook have a few different options. 82% of commuters use their own cars, 7% of commuters carpool, 4% of commuters use the transit system, and 4% of residents work from home.