Baldwin, New York

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Baldwin, New York

Introduction to Baldwin, New York

Baldwin, New York, in Nassau county, is 3 miles S of Hempstead, New York and 20 miles E of New York, New York. The town is considered part of the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area. Baldwin has a population of 23,455.

Baldwin History

The area now known as Baldwin was originally inhabited by the Merrick Native Americans. The first church of the area was established in 1810 and the first school was built in 1833. The present day town of Baldwin was founded in 1855 and was named Baldwinsville in honor of Thomas Baldwin. The South Side Railroad first entered the area in 1867.

Baldwin and nearby Attractions

  • Jones Beach State Park
  • Belmont Park race track
  • African American Museum
  • Hempstead Lake State Park
  • Brooklyn Children's Museum
  • The Floating Pool at Brooklyn Bridge Park Beach

Things To Do In Baldwin

Coes Neck Park, Silver Lake Park, Lido Beach Town Park, Lofts Pond Park and Milburn Creek Park are all popular spots and destinations in Baldwin. The Adventureland Amusement Park is also worth paying a visit to. The Children's Museum of Manhattan, the Bronx Zoo, the Cradle of Aviation Museum, the Tackapausha Museum and Preserve and the Fine Arts Museum of Long Island are all nearby.

Baldwin Transportation

John F. Kennedy International is the nearest major airport.

Baldwin Higher Education

Nassau Community College, Hofstra University and Adelphi University are nearby institutions of higher education.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
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Top 2% trophy Baldwin Public Transportation Use
Racial Diversity
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Top 5% trophy Baldwin Racial Diversity
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Baldwin Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
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Top 14% Baldwin Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Baldwin, New York

Comparing Baldwin 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
Racial Diversity 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Female Share of the Population 7 8
Age of the Population 6 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 7
Senior Citizens 4 3
Male Share of the Population 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 9
Portion of People Married 8 8


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Working at Home 6 5
Walking and Biking to Work 6 7
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 2
People Living Alone 2 3
Affordability of Rents 2 4
Housing Recently Built 1 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 3

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Baldwin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles S of Hempstead, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 20 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11510
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.656
Longitude -73.609

Baldwin Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.3 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 5.8 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 20 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 39 F
Apr Temp 45 to 60 F
Jul Temp 70 to 85 F
Oct Temp 50 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches
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Baldwin Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 23,455 100%
Male 11,105 47.3%
Female 12,350 52.7%
Under 18 6,117 26.1%
18+ 17,338 73.9%
65+ 2,818 12%
Median Age 37.4
Average Family Size 3.4
White 15,442 65.8%
African-American 5,368 22.9%
Asian 775 3.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 76 0.3%
Other 1,078 4.6%
Mixed Race 710 3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2,721 11.6%

Baldwin 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.6%
Italian 18.6%
Irish 16%
German 7%
Haitian 5.1%
Jamaican 4.3%
US/American 4.1%
English 2.5%
Polish 2.4%
Russian 1.7%
West Indian 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Norwegian 0.6%
Nigerian 0.6%
Romanian 0.6%
European 0.5%
Greek 0.5%
Guyanese 0.5%
Scottish 0.5%
Swedish 0.5%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
African 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Iranian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Egyptian 0.2%
Ghanian 0.2%
Brazilian 0.2%
British West Indian 0.2%
Eastern European 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Baldwin, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

North Baldwin (11510)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Baldwin 23,455 $78,400
Baldwin Harbor 8,147 $95,240
Freeport 43,783 $61,673
Oceanside 32,733 $83,711
Rockville Centre 24,568 $103,315
Roosevelt 15,854 $56,380
South Hempstead 3,188 $85,259
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