Introduction to Manhasset, New York

Manhasset, New York, in Nassau County, is 7 miles NW of Hempstead, New York and 15 miles E of New York, New York. As of the year 2000 census, 8,362 people lived in Manhasset.

Manhasset History

Manhasset was a farming community in the nineteenth century. It is located on an inlet of Long Island Sound, between the Cow Neck and Great Neck peninsulas. In the 1920s, a commercial district began to develop along Plandome Road. However, the commerce received a setback in the late twentieth century, as the Miracle Mile on the Northern Boulevard began to gain importance.

Manhasset and nearby Attractions

  • American Irish Historical Society
  • Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site
  • Bergen Museum of Art & Science
  • New York Botanical Garden
  • Apollo Theater
  • Bethpage State Park

Things To Do In Manhasset

Parks in and around Manhasset include Tallman Mountain State Park, Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park, Hempstead Lake State Park, Belmont Lake State Park and Valley Stream State Park. There are several museums in the area as well, including the American Museum of the Moving Image, the Long Island Children's Museum, the Brooklyn Children's Museum, the American Family Immigration History Center and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. The Deepdale Golf Club is the local golf course.

Manhasset Transportation

John F. Kennedy International is the nearest major airport.

Manhasset Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include CUNY Queensborough Community College, Adelphi University and SUNY College at Old Westbury.


Total Population 7,929
Male Share of the Population 45.2%
Female Share of the Population 54.8%
Senior Citizens 20.8%
Employed Population 16+ 3,239
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 55.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 58.9%
Median Earnings25+ $60,000
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,100
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,500


Median Family Income $123,203
% Above Poverty Level 94.1%
% Below Poverty Level 5.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8.2%
% Using Public Transportation 27%


People Living Alone 20.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,289
Median House Value $898,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.9%
US/American 1.4%
English 3.3%
Irish 15.3%

Manhasset Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles NW of Hempstead, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 15 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11030
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.797
Longitude -73.7

Manhasset Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 6.2 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 9.7 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 39 F
Apr Temp 44 to 60 F
Jul Temp 70 to 85 F
Oct Temp 51 to 65 F
Annual Precip 44.3 inches
Distance 11.9 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Strathmore (11030)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Great Neck 10,052 $103,021
Kensington 1,116 $227,125

Manhasset Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(516) 562-0100
Emergency Service: Yes

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