Elmont, New York

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Elmont, New York

Introduction to Elmont, New York

Elmont, New York, in Nassau county, is 5 miles W of Hempstead, New York and 14 miles E ofNew York, New York. The town is located in the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area. Elmont has a population of 32,657.

Elmont History

Thomas and Christopher Foster purchased a considerably large tract of land from the Dutch in 1650. They had planned to raise cattle and sheep on the plot, and named it "Foster’s Meadow." The area was known by this name for the next 200 years. Foster’s Meadow became a part of Queens County in 1683, after the English took control of the area. The area underwent significant political reshuffling in 1882, and was subdivided into several districts.

Elmont and nearby Attractions

  • Valley Stream State Park
  • Hempstead Lake State Park
  • Queens County Farm Museum
  • Cradle of Aviation Museum
  • Nassau County Park Golf Course
  • Belmont Park Race Track

Things To Do In Elmont

Elmont provides a wonderful mix of recreational activities. The nearby beaches are the most popular spots where people enjoy a variety of beach-based activities. There are a number of lakes and parks in and around the town as well. One also has access to several golf courses in Elmont. The Belmont Race Track is also nearby and attracts a large number of visitors.

Elmont Transportation

The John F. Kennedy International Airport is a few miles away.

Elmont Higher Education

Nassau Community College, Adelphi University, CUNY Queensborough Community College and St. John's University are the nearby centers of higher education.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Elmont Racial Diversity
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Elmont Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Elmont, New York

Comparing Elmont 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
Racial Diversity 10 10
Female Share of the Population 8 7
Well-Paid Single Women 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 6 6
Age of the Population 6 3
Senior Citizens 6 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 6
Male Share of the Population 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 10
Portion of People Married 8 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 7 6
People Above Poverty 7 5
College Educated Adults 5 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 3 7
Working at Home 2 2
Short Commute Times 1 1


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

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Elmont Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles W of Hempstead, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 14 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11003
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.7
Longitude -73.713

Elmont Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.4 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 10.6 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
Distance 11.7 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
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Elmont Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 32,657 100%
Male 15,494 47.4%
Female 17,163 52.6%
Under 18 8,635 26.4%
18+ 24,022 73.6%
65+ 4,085 12.5%
Median Age 35.9
Average Family Size 3.68
White 14,878 45.6%
African-American 11,329 34.7%
Asian 2,968 9.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 142 0.4%
Other 1,859 5.7%
Mixed Race 1,454 4.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4,672 14.3%

Elmont 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) 34.7%
Italian 19.1%
Haitian 12.1%
Jamaican 6.3%
German 4.2%
Irish 3.9%
US/American 2.9%
Polish 2.2%
Guyanese 2%
African 1.3%
Nigerian 1.3%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 1%
Barbadian 1%
Russian 0.7%
British 0.7%
Greek 0.7%
English 0.6%
West Indian 0.6%
British West Indian 0.4%
Portuguese 0.3%
French (except Basque) 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Turkish 0.2%
Maltese 0.2%
Belizean 0.2%
Egyptian 0.2%
Ghanian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Elmont, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Alden Manor (11003)
Argo Village (11003)
Locustwood (11003)
Meacham (11003)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Elmont 32,657 $68,646
Bellerose 1,173 $110,404
Bellerose Terrace 2,157 $78,225
Floral Park 15,967 $87,243
North Valley Stream 15,789 $77,914
South Floral Park 1,578 $68,000
Stewart Manor 1,935 $97,922
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Elmont High Schools (2004)

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