East Hills, New York

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East Hills, New York

Introduction to East Hills, New York

East Hills, New York is 6 miles N of Hempstead, New York and 18 miles E of New York, New York. It is in Nassau county. The population of the village is 6,842.

East Hills History

East Hills is located in Nassau County on the northern shore of Long Island. The earliest settlements started in this area around 1643. It was incorporated as a village in 1931 and named because it is located in a hilly area around the eastern part of Roslyn. Nassau County has the highest per capita wealth of any county in the U.S.A.

East Hills and nearby Attractions

  • African American Museum
  • Bartow-Pell Mansion
  • Belmont Lake State Park
  • Central Park Zoo
  • New York Aquarium

Things To Do In East Hills

Local museums include the Belskie Museum of Art and Science, the Long Island Children's Museum and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Belmont Lake State Park, Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge and Blauvelt State Park offer opportunities for camping and picnicking. The Central Park Zoo and the New York Aquarium are accessible from East Hills as well.

East Hills Transportation

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

East Hills Higher Education

Colleges and universities located nearby include Long Island University, Hofstra University, the New York Institute of Technology and SUNY College At Old Westbury.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy East Hills People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy East Hills Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy East Hills College Educated Adults
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy East Hills Low Rate of Poverty
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy East Hills Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% East Hills Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% East Hills Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of East Hills, New York

Comparing East Hills 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 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 9
Age of the Population 9 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 10
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Senior Citizens 6 5
Racial Diversity 5 6
Female Share of the Population 3 3


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


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

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 5
Housing Recently Built 2 6
Affordability of Rents 1 1
People Living Alone 1 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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East Hills Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles N of Hempstead, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 18 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11548, 11576, 11577
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.793
Longitude -73.627

East Hills Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.2 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 38 F
Apr Temp 41 to 58 F
Jul Temp 66 to 83 F
Oct Temp 47 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.3 inches
Distance 12 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 15.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.4 inches
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East Hills Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,842 100%
Male 3,371 49.3%
Female 3,471 50.7%
Under 18 2,043 29.9%
18+ 4,799 70.1%
65+ 987 14.4%
Median Age 41.3
Average Family Size 3.2
White 6,359 92.9%
African-American 55 0.8%
Asian 330 4.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0%
Other 39 0.6%
Mixed Race 57 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 101 1.5%

Estimated East Hills Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 6,745
Growth -97
Growth % -1.4%

East Hills 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) 26.9%
Russian 16.2%
US/American 14.5%
Polish 8.7%
Italian 8.2%
Eastern European 5.1%
Iranian 3.4%
Irish 2.8%
German 2.6%
Austrian 1.8%
Israeli 1.7%
Romanian 1.1%
European 1%
Hungarian 0.8%
English 0.8%
Turkish 0.5%
Haitian 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Swiss 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
Guyanese 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Norwegian 0.2%
Estonian 0.2%
French (except Basque) 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
East Hills 6,842 $159,316
Albertson 5,200 $77,516
Greenvale 2,231 $80,292
Old Westbury 4,228 $168,453
Roslyn 2,570 $101,622
Roslyn Estates 1,210 $157,402
Roslyn Heights 6,295 $100,474
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