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Saltaire is a village (incorporated) in the southern part of the town of Islip in Suffolk Countymarker, New Yorkmarker, United Statesmarker. The year-round population was 43 at the 2000 census, which, as a summer beach community, increases many times over in the summer.


Incorporated in 1910.

In early 2009 the village underwent (currently ongoing) a beach restoration project. To view beach restoration pictures />


The village is located on the western part of Fire Islandmarker between the Great South Baymarker and the Atlantic Oceanmarker and in-between towns Kismet marker and Fair Harbor marker .

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²), of which, 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (15.15%) is water. Saltaire is known for its great softball league in the summer. The village encompasses the widest portion of Fire Island at approximately 0.5 miles.

There are just over 400 homes in the community , including a Village Hall and Court, general market, Fire House, and a members Yacht Club.

Saltaire is the 2nd largest Fire Islandmarker community and it is situated on the widest area on the Fire Island map. Fire Island Ferry service to Saltaire leaves from the Bay Shoremarker Fire Island ferry terminal.

Saltaire, like most of Fire Island's villages, consists of boardwalks, concrete walks, and sand paths. Not many full-sized cars are found on the roads. Bicycles are the main form of transportation.


The following demographics represent year-round Saltaire households (not representative of total ownership, or summer population):

As of the census of 2000, there were 43 people, 14 households, and 9 families residing in the village. The population density was 155.0 people per square mile (59.3/km²). There were 401 housing units at an average density of 1,445.2/sq mi (553.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 79.07% White, 9.30% Asian, and 11.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.33% of the population.

There were 14 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, and 28.6% were non-families. 14.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.07 and the average family size was 3.50.

In the village the population was spread out with 37.2% under the age of 18, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 16.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 152.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $75,252, and the median income for a family was $49,500. Males had a median income of $51,250 versus $41,250 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,125. None of the population and none of the families were below the poverty line.


The village Board of Trustees is headed by Mayor Scott S. Rosenblum, Trustee Robert Cox, Trustee Bruce A. Rich, Trustee Hugh O'Brien, and Trustee Hillary Richard.

Fire Company

The Saltaire Volunteer Fire Company,Inc. was established in 1969 provide fire suppression services to the Incorporated Village of Saltaire, Fire Island in Suffolk County, New York. In 1986, Emergency Medical Services were also provided to the Village and surrounding communities. Current fire chiefs (in order) are Kevin Gillespie, James Rieger, Jim McDonald and Harry Baker. The department currently has two Engines, one utility rescue truck, two fire/medic first response mules, one ambulance and a Chief's/Staff vehicle.

In 2007 the village hired a Fire Marshal to inspect all structures within the village, enforce the New York State and Village of Saltaire Fire codes and investigate the cause of any/all fires within the village.


Children of year-round residents attend the Fire Island School District in Ocean Beach until grade 6, at which point they are bussed to Long Islandmarker for grades 7-12, usually to Bay Shore Middle School and High School, or to one of the many private and parochial schools on the mainland.


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