Bellmore, New York

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Bellmore, New York

Introduction to Bellmore, New York

Bellmore, New York, in Nassau county, is 4 miles S of Levittown, New York and 24 miles E of New York, New York. Part of the surrounding Nassau - Suffolk metro area, Bellmore is home to some 16,441 residents.

Bellmore History

Bellmore was originally settled in by Englishmen who visited the area by crossing the Long Island Sound from Connecticut in the mid 17th century. Christian Sorto, John Bedell and John Smith were some of the early settlers of the area. The first railroad in the area was built in 1867, and the station was named Bellmore.

Bellmore and nearby Attractions

  • Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
  • Hempstead Lake State Park
  • Adventureland Amusement Park
  • Hicksville Gregory Museum
  • Jones Beach State Park
  • Brooklyn Children's Museum

Things To Do In Bellmore

During your stay in Bellmore, you can visit the Newbridge Road Park, Jones Beach State Park, Hempstead Lake State Park and Lido Beach Town Park. The Adventureland Amusement Park is also close to the town. You can plan a day trip to the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Brooklyn Children's Museum. The Floating Pool at Brooklyn Bridge Park Beach is also worth visiting.

Bellmore Transportation

John F. Kennedy International Airport is the nearest international airport.

Bellmore Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are offered by SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale, New York Institute of Technology - Old Westbury, Adelphi University and the SUNY College at Old Westbury.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Bellmore Public Transportation Use
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Bellmore Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Bellmore People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Bellmore Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Bellmore College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Bellmore, New York

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


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


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Working at Home 8 7
Walking and Biking to Work 5 7
Short Commute Times 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 3
Housing Recently Built 3 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 3
People Living Alone 2 2
Affordability of Rents 1 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 2

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Bellmore Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles S of Levittown, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 24 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11710
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.668
Longitude -73.527

Bellmore Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 1.9 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 12.8 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 24.4 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 84 F
Oct Temp 50 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches
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Bellmore Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 16,441 100%
Male 8,039 48.9%
Female 8,402 51.1%
Under 18 4,158 25.3%
18+ 12,283 74.7%
65+ 2,182 13.3%
Median Age 38.9
Average Family Size 3.26
White 15,784 96%
African-American 77 0.5%
Asian 330 2%
American Indian & Alaskan 20 0.1%
Other 85 0.5%
Mixed Race 141 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 515 3.1%

Bellmore 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 25.1%
Irish 16%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.7%
German 11.3%
US/American 7.2%
Russian 6.2%
Polish 4.9%
Greek 1.9%
English 1.6%
Eastern European 1.3%
Scottish 1%
Norwegian 0.9%
Austrian 0.9%
Ukrainian 0.8%
Hungarian 0.8%
European 0.6%
Czech 0.5%
Swedish 0.5%
Israeli 0.5%
Dutch 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Turkish 0.3%
Liberian 0.3%
Canadian 0.2%
Maltese 0.2%
French (except Basque) 0.2%
Jordanian 0.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
Other Arab 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bellmore 16,441 $83,236
Merrick 22,764 $99,589
North Bellmore 20,079 $80,067
North Merrick 11,844 $85,190
North Wantagh 12,156 $76,345
Seaford 15,791 $85,751
Wantagh 18,971 $91,019
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