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Welcome to Oyster Bay ...

The Town of Oyster Bay is located in Nassau County<1>.

The location of Oyster Bay has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Oyster Bay has a population of 298,391 people<3> (see below for details).

Oyster Bay is 180 feet [55 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Oyster Bay lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Oyster Bay had an population of 298,391 people. This is an increase of 1.77% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.52% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Oyster Bay had a population of 293,214 people (which is 21.89% of the total population of Nassau County). This makes Oyster Bay the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Oyster Bay represents 1.51% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 293,214 people, the population of Oyster Bay has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 293,925 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Oyster Bay.

Communities near Oyster Bay ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Oyster Bay.

  • Bronx [Bronx County]
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    • Bronx [Bronx County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Oyster Bay
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,385,108 people
    • Bronx has also been known as:
    • Bronx
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bronx
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bronx<6>
  • Hempstead [Nassau County]
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    • Hempstead [Nassau County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Oyster Bay
    • Estimated population in 2019: 766,980 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hempstead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hempstead
  • Islip [Suffolk County]
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    • Islip [Suffolk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Oyster Bay
    • Estimated population in 2019: 329,610 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Islip have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Islip
  • North Hempstead [Nassau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Hempstead
    • North Hempstead [Nassau County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Oyster Bay
    • Estimated population in 2019: 230,933 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Hempstead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Hempstead
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Babylon [Suffolk County]
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      • Babylon [Suffolk County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Oyster Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 210,141 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Babylon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Babylon
    • Huntington [Suffolk County]
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      • Huntington [Suffolk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Oyster Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 200,503 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntington
    • Stamford [Fairfield County]
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      • Stamford [Fairfield County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Oyster Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 129,638 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stamford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stamford<6>
    • Smithtown [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithtown
      • Smithtown [Suffolk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Oyster Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 116,022 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithtown
    • New Rochelle [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Rochelle
      • New Rochelle [Westchester County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Oyster Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 78,557 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Rochelle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Rochelle<6>
    • Mount Vernon [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Vernon
      • Mount Vernon [Westchester County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Oyster Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 67,345 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Vernon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Vernon<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Oyster Bay. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Oyster Bay.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Oyster Bay. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Oyster Bay.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Oyster Bay. See our Newspapers Page for Oyster Bay.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oyster Bay ...

Looking for more information about Oyster Bay? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Oyster Bay, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Oyster Bay.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oyster Bay. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Nassau County: www.nassaucountyny.gov/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Nassau, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Oyster Bay.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oyster Bay - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oyster Bay) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Oyster Bay. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oyster Bay

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oyster Bay. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7884, Longitude: -73.5137       In this case, the coordinates for Oyster Bay have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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