Cedarhurst, New York

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Cedarhurst, New York

Introduction to Cedarhurst, New York

Cedarhurst, New York, in Nassau county, is 8 miles SW of Hempstead, New York (center to center) and 15 miles SE of New York, New York. The village has a population of approximately 6,164.

Cedarhurst History

The village of Cedarhurst is named either after a grove of trees that used to be in the area, or it also may have been named in honor of the Cedarhurst Company which purchased land in 1887. Initially called Ocean Point, early settlers were attracted by the rail services which arrived in 1869. The Rockaway Hunting Club was built in Cedarhurst in 1878 and it was officially incorporated in 1910.

Cedarhurst and Nearby Attractions


  • Dahnert's Lake County Park
  • Brooklyn Heights Promenade
  • Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
  • Staten Island Botanical Garden
  • Prospect Park Zoo
  • Brooklyn Children's Museum


Things To Do In Cedarhurst

Several museums near Cedarhurst include the Hancock Museum, the Long Island Children's Museum, the Fraunces Tavern Museum, and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. The Staten Island Botanical Garden houses the Snug Harbor Cultural Center. The New York Aquarium, the Central Park Zoo, and the Brooklyn Bridge are other popular destinations near the village. Parks offering recreational opportunities near Cedarhurst include Jones Beach State Park, Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park, Pelham Bay Park, and Valley Stream State Park.

Cedarhurst Transportation

Air transportation is available from John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Cedarhurst Higher Education

The closest colleges to Cedarhurst include Saint John's University, CUNY - York College, Nassau Community College, and CUNY Queensborough Community College.

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High Points

Cedarhurst 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 Cedarhurst Public Transportation Use
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Cedarhurst College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Cedarhurst Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Cedarhurst, New York

Comparing Cedarhurst 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 Women 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 8 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 10
Age of the Population 8 7
Senior Citizens 8 8
Racial Diversity 7 8
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Male Share of the Population 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 7
Average Household Size 8 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 9
Median Family Income 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
People Above Poverty 8 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Working at Home 9 9
Short Commute Times 1 2
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 6
People Living Alone 4 5
Housing Recently Built 1 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 3
Affordability of Rents 1 2

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Cedarhurst Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles SW of Hempstead, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 15 miles SE of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11516
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.622
Longitude -73.724

Cedarhurst Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.3 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 11.9 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 16.9 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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Cedarhurst Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,164 100%
Male 2,937 47.6%
Female 3,227 52.4%
Under 18 1,547 25.1%
18+ 4,617 74.9%
65+ 1,058 17.2%
Median Age 39.1
Average Family Size 3.25
White 5,593 90.7%
African-American 79 1.3%
Asian 190 3.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.1%
Other 181 2.9%
Mixed Race 114 1.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 515 8.4%

Estimated Cedarhurst Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 6,082
Growth -82
Growth % -1.3%

Cedarhurst 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.8%
Italian 14.2%
US/American 13.7%
Russian 8.7%
Polish 8%
Irish 6.6%
German 4%
Eastern European 2.2%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
Austrian 1.2%
Romanian 1.1%
Jordanian 1%
Croatian 1%
Israeli 1%
Greek 0.9%
Iraqi 0.8%
English 0.8%
Yugoslavian 0.6%
Canadian 0.6%
European 0.6%
Hungarian 0.6%
Other Arab 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Iranian 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
African 0.3%
Haitian 0.3%
Swedish 0.2%
Belizean 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Albanian 0.2%
British 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Cedarhurst 6,164 $71,406
Hewlett Bay Park 484 $200,001
Hewlett Neck 504 $181,530
Inwood 9,325 $48,345
Lawrence 6,522 $129,779
Woodmere 16,447 $103,402
Woodsburgh 831 $189,227

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(As of 2005)
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