Glen Head, New York

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Glen Head, New York

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Glen Head Public Transportation Use
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Glen Head Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Glen Head Well-Paid Single Women
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Glen Head Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Glen Head Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Glen Head People in Middle Class or Better
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Glen Head College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Glen Head, New York

Comparing Glen Head 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 10 8
Well-Paid Single Men 10 8
Age of the Population 8 9
Racial Diversity 8 6
Female Share of the Population 6 7
Senior Citizens 6 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 7
Male Share of the Population 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 8
Average Household Size 9 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 9
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 8
College Educated Adults 10 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 8
Working at Home 5 5
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Short Commute Times 2 4


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

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Glen Head Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles N of Hempstead, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 19 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11545
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.835
Longitude -73.624

Glen Head Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.1 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 13.8 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
Distance 14.4 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
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Glen Head Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 4,625 100%
Male 2,205 47.7%
Female 2,420 52.3%
Under 18 1,104 23.9%
18+ 3,521 76.1%
65+ 780 16.9%
Median Age 41.5
Average Family Size 3.12
White 4,407 95.3%
African-American 23 0.5%
Asian 93 2%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0%
Other 53 1.1%
Mixed Race 44 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 213 4.6%

Glen Head 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
Italian 36.4%
Irish 14.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.7%
German 6.9%
English 4.9%
Polish 4.4%
Russian 4%
US/American 3.5%
Greek 1.8%
Hungarian 1.7%
Armenian 1%
Austrian 1%
French (except Basque) 1%
Scottish 0.9%
Norwegian 0.9%
Swedish 0.6%
Ukrainian 0.6%
Lithuanian 0.6%
Danish 0.5%
Dutch 0.4%
Romanian 0.4%
British 0.4%
Portuguese 0.4%
Turkish 0.3%
Cypriot 0.2%
Iranian 0.2%
Guyanese 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Glen Head 4,625 $83,048
Glen Cove 26,622 $63,021
Glenwood Landing 3,541 $90,784
Greenvale 2,231 $80,292
Old Brookville 2,167 $155,731
Roslyn Harbor 1,023 $150,000
Sea Cliff 5,066 $100,576
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