Introduction to Malverne, New York

Malverne, New York, in Nassau county, is 3 miles SW of Hempstead, New York and 16 miles E of New York, New York.

Malverne History

The Cornwell family first settled in the area in the 1790s. At that time, the community was known as Norwood. In the early 1920s, the residents formed a movement for the incorporation of the community. Norwood was then comprised of North Lynbrook and Malverne Park. On April 13, 1921, the village was incorporated as Malverne. This name was inspired by the English town of Malvern. Establishment of the Long Island Rail Road and the Amsterdam Development Corporation led to growth and development in the community.

Malverne and nearby Attractions

  • African American Museum
  • Tackapausha Museum and Preserve
  • Roslyn Grist Mill
  • Jones Beach State Park
  • Bergen County Zoological Park
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium

Things To Do In Malverne

The African American Museum and the Tackapausha Museum and Preserve are nearby. Jones Beach State Park is located along 6.5 miles of ocean beach, and offers boating, fishing, swimming, picnicking and golfing opportunities. Hempstead Lake State Park, another popular park in the area, features picnic areas, tennis courts and playgrounds. Visitors can also enjoy biking, horseback riding, hiking and fishing here. In addition, the village is close to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, which offers views of the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge and downtown Manhattan.

Malverne Transportation

John F. Kennedy International is the nearest major airport.

Malverne Higher Education

Nassau Community College, Adelphi University, SUNY College at Old Westbury and Hofstra University are some of the colleges and universities accessible from Malverne.


Total Population 8,552
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 19.7%
Employed Population 16+ 4,438
Age of the Population 47


% of people married 54.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 49.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $116,023
% Above Poverty Level 97.8%
% Below Poverty Level 2.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 36 minutes
% Working from Home 5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.5%
% Using Public Transportation 14.1%


People Living Alone 21.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,164
Median House Value $437,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.3%
US/American 0%
English 5.4%
Irish 29.9%

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

Malverne Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles SW of Hempstead, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 16 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11565
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.678
Longitude -73.674

Malverne Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 4.8 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 5.8 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 9.4 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Franklin Square 31,544 $102,945
Lakeview 6,569 $112,564

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

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