Baldwin Harbor, New York

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Baldwin Harbor, New York

Introduction to Baldwin Harbor, New York

Baldwin Harbor, New York, in Nassau county, is 4 miles S of Hempstead, New York (center to center) and 20 miles E of New York, New York. The town has a population of 8,147.

Baldwin Harbor History

Native Americans of the Algonquin tribe originally inhabited this region. In 1643, the Native Americans and English colonists signed a treaty and the area was settled by people from the English colony of Connecticut. The community of Baldwin Harbor, which was named in honor of the politician Francis P. Baldwin, was included in the hamlet of Baldwin until about 1990. It is currently a census-designated place in the Town of Hempstead.

Baldwin Harbor and Nearby Attractions

  • Old Westbury Gardens
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
  • African American Museum
  • Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
  • Flushing Meadows - Corona Park
  • Bronx Zoo

Things To Do In Baldwin Harbor

Baldwin Harbor is close to numerous museums including the African American Museum, the Long Island Children's Museum, the Queens County Farm Museum, the Rock Hall Museum, and the Fine Arts Museum of Long Island. Old Westbury Gardens, a 1906 mansion of John S. Phipps, is a historic site nearby. A variety of recreational opportunities are provided by the Flushing Meadows - Corona Park, Belmont Lake State Park, Bethpage State Park, Riverside Park, Jones Beach State Park, and Hempstead Lake State Park. Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, which houses the largest living collection of freshwater reptiles, fish, and amphibians, is another popular destination in the area.

Baldwin Harbor Transportation

John F Kennedy International Airport is the closest major airport.

Baldwin Harbor Higher Education

Nassau Community College, Adelphi University, and Hofstra University are colleges close to Baldwin Harbor.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Baldwin Harbor Public Transportation Use
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Baldwin Harbor Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Baldwin Harbor Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Baldwin Harbor People in Middle Class or Better
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Baldwin Harbor College Educated Adults
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Baldwin Harbor Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Baldwin Harbor, New York

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


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 9
People Above Poverty 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 10 9
College Educated Adults 9 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Working at Home 8 7
Walking and Biking to Work 7 8
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 3 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 1
People Living Alone 1 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1
Affordability of Rents 1 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 2

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Baldwin Harbor Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 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 40.639
Longitude -73.608

Baldwin Harbor Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.8 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 8.3 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 39 F
Apr Temp 42 to 59 F
Jul Temp 67 to 83 F
Oct Temp 49 to 64 F
Annual Precip 42.4 inches
Distance 19.8 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 Harbor Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 8,147 100%
Male 3,945 48.4%
Female 4,202 51.6%
Under 18 2,082 25.6%
18+ 6,065 74.4%
65+ 1,063 13%
Median Age 39.1
Average Family Size 3.26
White 6,732 82.6%
African-American 725 8.9%
Asian 382 4.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 9 0.1%
Other 147 1.8%
Mixed Race 152 1.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 561 6.9%

Baldwin Harbor 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 23.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.2%
Irish 11.2%
German 6.9%
US/American 6.8%
Russian 6.2%
Polish 4.9%
English 3.3%
Haitian 3%
Jamaican 1.8%
Greek 1%
European 1%
Eastern European 0.8%
Nigerian 0.8%
Hungarian 0.8%
Iranian 0.7%
Romanian 0.7%
Austrian 0.7%
Norwegian 0.6%
Ukrainian 0.6%
Swedish 0.5%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 0.5%
Scottish 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Dutch 0.4%
West Indian 0.3%
French (except Basque) 0.3%
Egyptian 0.3%
Turkish 0.3%
African 0.3%
Belgian 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Danish 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Baldwin Harbor, 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 Harbor 8,147 $95,240
Baldwin 23,455 $78,400
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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