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.


Total Population 16,260
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 14.6%
Employed Population 16+ 8,039
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 60.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 47.2%
Median Earnings25+ $59,306
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $32,586
Median Earnings With High School Degree $43,558


Median Family Income $130,381
% Above Poverty Level 98.4%
% Below Poverty Level 1.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 36 minutes
% Working from Home 5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation 17%


People Living Alone 17.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,760
Median House Value $457,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.9%
US/American 0%
English 4%
Irish 18.7%

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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Location Population Median Family Income
Merrick 21,293 $145,777
North Bellmore 20,483 $113,384
North Merrick 11,772 $121,055
North Wantagh 11,773 $117,446
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