Levittown, New York

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Levittown, New York

Introduction to Levittown, New York

Levittown, New York, in Nassau county, is 24 miles E of New York, New York. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Nassau-Suffolk metropolitan area with. Levittown has a population of approximately 53,067.

Levittown History

The area was named after Levitt & Sons Inc, who built the town between 1947 and 1951 as a planned community. The town was built on land that was once used for potato farming. Levitt & Sons used cost-effective construction methods that resulted in the production of 30 houses a day. Levittown is distinguished for being the first mass-produced suburb and has served as an archetype in the building of postwar suburbs across the country.

Levittown and nearby Attractions

  • Bronx Zoo
  • Amityville Historical Society - Lauder Museum
  • New York Botanical Garden
  • Nassau County Museum of Art
  • Belmont Park Race Track
  • Eisenhower County Park

Things To Do In Levittown

The Mediterranean Family Festival is organized by Levittown every September. Local museums include African American Museum, the Rock Hall Museum, the Long Island Children's Museum and the Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park. The area offers opportunities for camping, boating, fishing and swimming. Local parks include Pelham Bay Park, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Captree State Park and Van Cortlandt Park.

Levittown Transportation

John F. Kennedy International Airport is nearby.

Levittown Higher Education

SUNY College of Technology, Hofstra University, the New York Institute of Technology and Nassau Community College are colleges close to Levittown.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Levittown Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Levittown People in Middle Class or Better
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Levittown Public Transportation Use
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Levittown Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Levittown, New York

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 9
Average Household Size 9 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 10 9
Median Family Income 9 8
College Educated Adults 5 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 8
Walking and Biking to Work 3 7
Working at Home 2 2
Short Commute Times 2 3


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

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Levittown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 24 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11756
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.725
Longitude -73.514

Levittown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.3 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 14.7 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 23.2 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
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Levittown Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 53,067 100%
Male 25,794 48.6%
Female 27,273 51.4%
Under 18 13,644 25.7%
18+ 39,423 74.3%
65+ 6,855 12.9%
Median Age 37.4
Average Family Size 3.4
White 49,962 94.1%
African-American 266 0.5%
Asian 1,511 2.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 36 0.1%
Other 673 1.3%
Mixed Race 609 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3,601 6.8%

Levittown 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 30.8%
Irish 23%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.7%
German 10.9%
Polish 3.6%
US/American 2.6%
Russian 2.5%
Greek 2.2%
English 2%
Scottish 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
Hungarian 0.7%
Norwegian 0.7%
Ukrainian 0.6%
Austrian 0.5%
Dutch 0.4%
Portuguese 0.4%
French Canadian 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
Eastern European 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
European 0.2%
Jamaican 0.2%
Brazilian 0.2%
Egyptian 0.2%
Haitian 0.2%
Arab/Arabic 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Island Trees (11756)

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)
Levittown 53,067 $73,851
Bethpage 16,543 $78,573
East Meadow 37,461 $74,691
North Bellmore 20,079 $80,067
North Wantagh 12,156 $76,345
Plainedge 9,195 $75,588
Wantagh 18,971 $91,019

Levittown Public Libraries

Island Trees Public Library
Levittown, New York
(516) 731-2211
Levittown Public Library
Levittown, New York
(516) 731-5728

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