Saltaire is a village on Fire Island in the southern part of the Town of Islip in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The year-round population was 37 at the 2010 census, which, as a summer beach community, increases many times over in the summer.
The village is located on the western part of Fire Island between the Great South Bay and the Atlantic Ocean and between the hamlets of Kismet (to the west) and Fair Harbor (to the east).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.27 square miles (0.7 km), of which 0.23 square miles (0.6 km) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km), or 18.04%, is water. Among other things, 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 (0.80 km).
There are 459 housing units in the community, as well as a Village Hall and Court, general market, Fire House, two churches, and a members yacht club.
Saltaire is the second largest Fire Island community, and it is situated on the widest area on the Fire Island (approximately one-half mile). Fire Island Ferry service to Saltaire leaves from the Bay Shore Fire Island ferry terminal.
Saltaire, like most of Fire Island’s communities, 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 per square mile (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.