Introduction to East Meadow, New York

East Meadow, New York, in Nassau county, is 2 miles W of Levittown, New York and 22 miles E of New York, New York. The town is part of the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan statistical area.

East Meadow History

Surveyors from Hempstead surveyed the area presently occupied by East Meadow in 1655 and found it suitable for grazing. This resulted in the development of the region as a popular cattle grazing area during the 1700s. The sheep in this area provided over 50% of the wool for the United States. During the Revolutionary War, this area was captured by British forces and remained under its control until the end of the war.

East Meadow and nearby Attractions

  • Hofstra Museum
  • Cradle of Aviation Museum
  • Eisenhower Park
  • Bethpage State Park
  • Cherry Valley Golf Course
  • Roosevelt South Preserve

Things To Do In East Meadow

The Eisenhower Park is home to Safety Town which is a miniature town with paved streets, traffic intersections and some other features of a regular town. It is essentially used to teach children about traffic safety. Eisenhower Park also has a playground and picnic facilities. The town has several museums that deal with a variety of interesting subjects as well.

East Meadow Transportation

John F. Kennedy International Airport is nearby.

East Meadow Higher Education

Hofstra University, the New York Institute of Technology, SUNY College at Old Westbury and Nassau Community College provide facilities for higher studies.


Total Population 37,836
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 18.2%
Employed Population 16+ 17,579
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 51.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.7%
Median Earnings25+ $52,312
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $27,273
Median Earnings With High School Degree $37,193


Median Family Income $115,747
% Above Poverty Level 95.6%
% Below Poverty Level 4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 9%


People Living Alone 22.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,901
Median House Value $388,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 29.9%
US/American 0.3%
English 2.4%
Irish 13.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

East Meadow Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles W of Levittown, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 22 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11554
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.713
Longitude -73.559

East Meadow Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 3.3 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 5.4 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 21.9 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

East Meadow Public Libraries

East Meadow Public Library
East Meadow, New York
(516) 794-2570
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East Meadow Hospitals

(516) 572-6051
Emergency Service: Yes

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