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Overview

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 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.

People

Total Population 37,388
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 11.7%
Employed Population 16+ 19,169
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 44.8%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.7%
Median Earnings25+ $40,210
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,073
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,370

Wealth

Median Family Income $94,473
% Above Poverty Level 92%
% Below Poverty Level 8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 40 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3%
% Using Public Transportation 21.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 12.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,608
Median House Value $368,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 45.9%
US/American 0%
English 0.7%
Irish 3.2%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station NEW YORK JFK INTL AP
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
Station NEW YORK LA GUARDIA AP
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
Station WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Bellerose 1,132 $179,625
Bellerose Terrace 2,004 $103,942
Floral Park 16,093 $122,090

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

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Elmont High Schools

ELMONT MEMORIAL JSHS
555 RIDGE RD
516-488-9200
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,966 students.

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