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Overview

Introduction to Bethpage, New York

Bethpage, New York, in Nassau county, is 2 miles NE of Levittown, New York and 26 miles E ofNew York, New York. Part of the surrounding Nassau-Suffolk metro area, Bethpage is home to some 16,543 residents.

Bethpage History

The northern part of this town was once known as Bedeltown. The name Bethpage comes from a land transaction dating back to 1687, in which Thomas Powell purchased over 15 square miles of central Long Island from local Native Americans. This transaction is known as the Bethpage Purchase. Bethpage was once known as Jerusalem Station and Central Park, but adopted its present name in 1932 after the Bethpage State Park opened.

Bethpage and nearby Attractions

  • Bethpage State Park
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
  • Old Bethpage Village Restoration,
  • Cantiague Park
  • Queens Botanical Garden
  • Belmont Park Race Track

Things To Do In Bethpage

There are five golf courses at the Bethpage State Park. Other nearby parks and recreational areas include the Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge, the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, the Valley Stream State Park, Jones Beach State Park and Eisenhower Park. There are several historic sites in the area, including Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site, the Eagles Nest, the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, the Woolworth Estate, the Roslyn Grist Mill and the Louis Armstrong House.

Bethpage Transportation

John F. Kennedy International Airport is nearby.

Bethpage Higher Education

Briarcliffe College is located in Bethpage. Others nearby include the SUNY-College of Technology at Farmingdale and Hofstra University.

People

Total Population 16,337
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 22.5%
Employed Population 16+ 7,758
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 57.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.7%
Median Earnings25+ $55,314
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $35,833
Median Earnings With High School Degree $37,708

Wealth

Median Family Income $116,137
% Above Poverty Level 96.9%
% Below Poverty Level 3.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 11.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 20.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,652
Median House Value $419,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.9%
US/American 0.3%
English 2.1%
Irish 23.8%

Bethpage Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles NE of Levittown, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 26 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11714
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.744
Longitude -73.482

Bethpage Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance 6.6 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
Station NEW YORK JFK INTL AP
Distance 16.8 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
Station NEW YORK LA GUARDIA AP
Distance 21.2 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 39 F
Apr Temp 44 to 60 F
Jul Temp 70 to 85 F
Oct Temp 51 to 65 F
Annual Precip 44.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
East Farmingdale 6,389 $88,250
Farmingdale 8,306 $95,893
Levittown 52,485 $108,974
Old Bethpage 5,501 $142,593

Bethpage Public Libraries

Library
Bethpage Public Library
47 POWELL AVENUE
Bethpage, New York
(516) 931-3907

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Bethpage Hospitals

NEW ISLAND HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
4295 HEMPSTEAD TURNPIKE
(516) 579-6000
Emergency Service: Yes

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BETHPAGE SHS
10 CHERRY AVE
516-644-4101
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 922 students.

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