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.


Total Population 850
Male Share of the Population 52.1%
Female Share of the Population 47.9%
Senior Citizens 15.8%
Employed Population 16+ 469
Age of the Population 46


% of people married 48.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10%
Median Earnings25+ $34,762
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $32,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,827


Median Family Income $65,833
% Above Poverty Level 90.3%
% Below Poverty Level 9.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 29.6%
Median Gross Rent $571
Median House Value $90,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.5%
US/American 0%
English 9.9%
Irish 23.5%

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

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 Population Median Family Income
Baldwin Harbor 7,799 $115,000
Freeport 43,168 $74,589
Oceanside 30,329 $112,701
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