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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 5,154
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 19.6%
Employed Population 16+ 2,329
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 62.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 49.8%
Median Earnings25+ $51,563
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $32,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,974

Wealth

Median Family Income $120,060
% Above Poverty Level 96.9%
% Below Poverty Level 3.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 7.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 13.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.5%
Median Gross Rent $2
Median House Value $508,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.6%
US/American 0.5%
English 5.4%
Irish 16.7%

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MINEOLA
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
Station WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
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
Station SCARSDALE
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
East Hills 7,025 $193,102
East Williston 2,569 $165,000
Mineola 18,918 $99,132

Albertson Public Libraries

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

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