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Fire Island, New York

island in New York, New York

Fire Island is a barrier island, approximately 31 miles (49.5 km) long and varying between approximately 0.1 mile (0.16 km) to 0.5 mile (0.8 km) wide, in Suffolk County on the southern side of Long Island in the U.S. state of New York, running approximately WSW to ENE. The land area is 48 km² (18.7 sq mi) and a permanent population of 310 persons was reported as of the 2000 census. (There are many thousands of seasonal residents.)

Fire Island, New York
Fire Island
Fire Island
Coordinates: Coordinates: 40°39′11″N 73°7′33″W / 40.65306°N 73.12583°W / 40.65306; -73.12583
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountySuffolk
Area
 • Total8.7 sq mi (22.4 km2)
 • Land8.7 sq mi (22.4 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
3 ft (1 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total310
 • Density35.8/sq mi (13.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
11770
Area code(s)631
FIPS code36-25839
GNIS feature ID1852899

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