Albertson, New York

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Albertson, New York

Introduction to Albertson, New York

Albertson, New York, in Nassau county, is 4 miles N of Hempstead, New York (center to center) and 17 miles E of New York, New York. As of the 2000 census, 5,200 people lived in Albertson.

Albertson History

John Seren, the first European settler, arrived in the region in 1644. Townsend Albertson established a farm and gristmill and later, the community was named "Albertson" in his honor. The I U Willets Road was built in 1850, and in 1864, a station for the Long Island Railroad was constructed in Albertson. During the later part of the 20th century, a number of Asian immigrants arrived in the village. Albertson is currently an unincorporated part of Nassau county.

Albertson and Nearby Attractions

  • African American Museum
  • Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site
  • Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
  • Clark Botanical Garden
  • Hempstead Lake State Park

Things To Do In Albertson

Albertson offers easy access to a number of museums and historic sites including the African American Museum, Nassau County Museum of Art, Science Museum of Long Island, Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, and Old Westbury Gardens. Hempstead Lake State Park, situated on the Hempstead Lake, provides amenities for horseback riding, fishing, picnicking, biking, and hiking. Albertson is also home to the Clark Botanical Garden which features native spring wildflowers, perennials, conifers, roses, and rock garden plants. Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, George Washington Bridge, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Central Park Zoo, and Belmont Park race track are other popular destinations.

Albertson Transportation

Air transportation is available from the John F Kennedy International Airport.

Albertson Higher Education

SUNY Old Westbury, Nassau Community College, Long Island University - C.W. Post Campus, and Adelphi University are some of the colleges near Albertson.

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High Points

Albertson strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Albertson Public Transportation Use
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Albertson Median Family Income
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Albertson Racial Diversity
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Albertson College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Albertson, New York

Comparing Albertson to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 9
Senior Citizens 9 9
Racial Diversity 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 7
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 7
Female Share of the Population 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 9 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 8
College Educated Adults 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 8 8
People Above Poverty 8 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 8
Short Commute Times 2 3
Walking and Biking to Work 1 2
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 6
Housing Recently Built 2 6
People Living Alone 2 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 3
Affordability of Rents 1 1

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Albertson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles N of Hempstead, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 17 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11507
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.773
Longitude -73.643

Albertson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.1 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 38 F
Apr Temp 41 to 58 F
Jul Temp 66 to 83 F
Oct Temp 47 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.3 inches
Distance 11.4 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 37 F
Apr Temp 40 to 55 F
Jul Temp 67 to 81 F
Oct Temp 47 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.9 inches
Distance 16.7 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.4 inches
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Albertson Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,200 100%
Male 2,515 48.4%
Female 2,685 51.6%
Under 18 1,168 22.5%
18+ 4,032 77.5%
65+ 1,010 19.4%
Median Age 41.8
Average Family Size 3.27
White 4,271 82.1%
African-American 12 0.2%
Asian 755 14.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0%
Other 66 1.3%
Mixed Race 95 1.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 286 5.5%

Albertson Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Italian 24.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 23%
Irish 16.2%
Polish 6.7%
German 6.4%
US/American 4.5%
Greek 3.6%
Iranian 2.6%
Russian 2.1%
English 1.6%
Austrian 1.1%
Scottish 0.7%
Czechoslovakian 0.7%
European 0.6%
Portuguese 0.5%
Swedish 0.5%
Danish 0.5%
Israeli 0.5%
Croatian 0.5%
Welsh 0.4%
Hungarian 0.3%
Brazilian 0.3%
British 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Other Arab 0.3%
Latvian 0.2%
Eastern European 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
Egyptian 0.2%
Basque 0.2%
French (except Basque) 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Albertson 5,200 $77,516
East Hills 6,842 $159,316
East Williston 2,503 $118,611
Mineola 19,234 $71,042
Roslyn Estates 1,210 $157,402
Roslyn Heights 6,295 $100,474
Williston Park 7,261 $83,223

Albertson Public Libraries

Shelter Rock Public Library
Albertson, New York
(516) 248-7363

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