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Overview

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 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.

People

Total Population 51,593
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 15.1%
Employed Population 16+ 26,021
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 54.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.3%
Median Earnings25+ $51,959
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,344
Median Earnings With High School Degree $41,133

Wealth

Median Family Income $108,642
% Above Poverty Level 97%
% Below Poverty Level 3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 11.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 15.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,852
Median House Value $357,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.5%
US/American 0.2%
English 4.1%
Irish 22.4%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
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
Station NEW YORK JFK INTL AP
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
Station SCARSDALE
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Bethpage 16,315 $121,057
East Meadow 37,836 $115,747

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

Levittown Public Libraries

Library
Island Trees Public Library
38 FARMEDGE ROAD
Levittown, New York
(516) 731-2211
Levittown Public Library
1 BLUEGRASS LANE
Levittown, New York
(516) 731-5728

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Levittown High Schools

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GEN. DOUGLAS MACARTHUR SHS
3369 OLD JERUSALEM RD
516-520-8450
Serves 1,205 students.

DIV AVE SHS
120 DIVISION AVE
516-520-8350
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,052 students.

ISLAND TREES HS
59 STRAIGHT LN
516-520-2135
Serves 867 students.

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