Lakeview, New York

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Lakeview, New York

Introduction to Lakeview, New York

Lakeview, New York, in Nassau County, is 2 miles SW of Hempstead, New York and 17 miles E of New York, New York. As of the year 2000 census, 5,607 people lived in Lakeview.

Lakeview History

The Dutch were the first European inhabitants in this region. In the mid 17th century, groups of New Englanders arrived in this area. According to some sources, Lakeview was initially known as Woodfield.

Lakeview and nearby Attractions

  • African American Museum
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
  • George Washington Bridge
  • Belmont Lake State Park
  • Castle Clinton National Monument
  • Old Westbury Gardens

Things To Do In Lakeview

The African American Museum, the Nassau County Museum of Art and the Queens County Farm Museum are some of the local museums. The Tackapausha Museum and Preserve houses exhibits depicting the habitats and wildlife of Long Island. Old Westbury Gardens, the former estate of John S. Phipps, is a historic site located near Lakeview. Brooklyn Heights Promenade offers views of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty and downtown Manhattan, and is also accessible from Lakeview. The Maple Hill Golf Club is the local golf course.

Lakeview Transportation

John F. Kennedy International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Lakeview Higher Education

Nassau Community College, Adelphi University and Hofstra University are some of the local colleges and universities.

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High Points

Lakeview 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 Lakeview Public Transportation Use
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 18% Lakeview Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Lakeview, New York

Comparing Lakeview 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
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 8 9
Well-Paid Single Women 6 5
Senior Citizens 5 4
Age of the Population 5 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 6
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 10
Portion of People Married 6 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 7
People in Middle Class or Better 7 6
People Above Poverty 7 6
College Educated Adults 7 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 7 8
Working at Home 1 1
Short Commute Times 1 1


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

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Lakeview Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles SW of Hempstead, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 17 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11552, 11570, 14085
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.685
Longitude -73.653

Lakeview Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.8 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 7 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 8.4 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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Lakeview Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,607 100%
Male 2,536 45.2%
Female 3,071 54.8%
Under 18 1,585 28.3%
18+ 4,022 71.7%
65+ 759 13.5%
Median Age 35.9
Average Family Size 3.81
White 387 6.9%
African-American 4,763 84.9%
Asian 27 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 18 0.3%
Other 193 3.4%
Mixed Race 219 3.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 389 6.9%

Lakeview 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) 63.4%
Jamaican 12.8%
Haitian 5.7%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 2.8%
US/American 2.7%
West Indian 2.5%
African 2.5%
Barbadian 1.5%
Irish 1.3%
Italian 1%
English 0.7%
British 0.7%
German 0.5%
Guyanese 0.5%
French Canadian 0.3%
British West Indian 0.3%
Norwegian 0.2%
Israeli 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Lake View (14085)
Rockville Center (11570)

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)
Lakeview 5,607 $68,946
Franklin Square 29,342 $69,420
Garden City South 3,974 $84,045
Hempstead 56,554 $46,675
Malverne 8,934 $87,197
Rockville Centre 24,568 $103,315
West Hempstead 18,713 $78,481
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