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Overview

Introduction to Merrick, New York

Merrick, New York, in Nassau county, is 4 miles SE of Hempstead, New York and 23 miles E of New York, New York. The town is included in the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 22,764 people lived in Merrick.

Merrick History

Merrick was originally inhabited by the Meroke Indians. In fact, it derived its name from an Indian term meaning "barren land." The area was first settled in by the English in 1643. It became a trading center during the colonial period. The construction of the South Shore Railroad in the late 1880s had a tremendous influence on the development of the area. The population of Merrick boomed after World War II.

Merrick and nearby Attractions

  • Wall Doxey State Park
  • Marshall County Historical Museum
  • Jones Beach State Park
  • Suggs Water Spray Park
  • National Civil Rights Museum
  • Memphis Zoo and Aquarium

Things To Do In Merrick

While staying in Merrick, you can visit the Cow Meadow Preserve, Merrick Road Park, Julian Lane Park and Cammanns Point Park. You can also enjoy fishing and swimming on the East Meadow Pond. The Bethpage State Park, Hempstead Lake State Park and Eisenhower Park are also popular local spots. The Suggs Water Spray Park and Memphis Zoo and Aquarium are also ideal for a family day trip.

Merrick Transportation

JFK International is nearby.

Merrick Higher Education

Hofstra University, SUNY College at Old Westbury and the New York Institute of Technology- Old Westbury are some of the nearby colleges and universities.

People

Total Population 20,572
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 14.3%
Employed Population 16+ 10,268
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 61.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 57.9%
Median Earnings25+ $68,151
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,729
Median Earnings With High School Degree $46,482

Wealth

Median Family Income $144,600
% Above Poverty Level 96.7%
% Below Poverty Level 3.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 39 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 20.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 12%
Median Gross Rent $2,113
Median House Value $527,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.1%
US/American 0%
English 2.8%
Irish 15.2%

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

Merrick Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles SE of Hempstead, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 23 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11566
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.662
Longitude -73.551

Merrick 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 2.9 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 11.5 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 NEW YORK AVE V BROOKLYN
Distance 23.1 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 39 F
Apr Temp 45 to 60 F
Jul Temp 70 to 85 F
Oct Temp 50 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bellmore 15,871 $132,000
Freeport 43,251 $77,240

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

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Merrick High Schools

SANFORD H. CALHOUN HS
STATE ST
516-992-1300
Serves 1,255 students.

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