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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Bay Shore is a suburb of New York City with a population of 30,392. Bay Shore is in Suffolk County. Living in Bay Shore offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Bay Shore there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Bay Shore and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Bay Shore are highly rated.
About Bay Shore...
Population
30,392

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$323,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,477
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Bay Shore Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Bay Shore

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$80,123
National
$55,322
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Bay Shore Reviews

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I've lived in Bay Shore for over 25 years and this town is perfect for families with children and the elderly community. Extremely proud to say I was raised here as a child. Unfortunately, there are no jobs or affordable housing for young professionals. Five years ago, I decided to relocate to Manhattan for a job opportunity. Though the cost of living is expensive, landing a job with decent pay is possible in the city, whereas it is almost non-existent in Bay Shore (Long Island, in general). Main attractions: Bay Shore Marina, South Shore Mall, and restaurants along Main Street.
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Bay Shore is beautiful town on the South Shore of Suffolk County, New York. I have lived in the area my whole life! I love being close to the water, and love having all the amazing restaurants close by to my house. I love the people and the city.
Bay shore by far is one the most diverse towns and It has a great sense of community. With events such as the annual arts festival, farmers market, haunted garden, and carols underneath the band shell, Bay Shore makes it a priority to make everyone feel included no matter their background.