Mineola, New York

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Mineola, New York

Introduction to Mineola, New York

Mineola, New York, in Nassau county, is 3 miles N of Hempstead, New York and 17 miles E of New York, New York. The village is located in the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area. Mineola has a population of 19,234.

Mineola History

Mineola was a part of the flat and grassy land of Long Island. The region was called Hempstead Plains and the present day village of Mineola began as Hempstead Branch in the 19th century. The area was originally named after local Indian Chief Miniolagamika. Mineola was officially incorporated in 1906.

Mineola and nearby Attractions

  • Belmont Park Race Track
  • Blue Mountain
  • Eisenhower Park
  • Hempstead Harbor Park
  • Long Island Children's Museum
  • Cradle of Aviation Museum

Things To Do In Mineola

People living in or visiting Mineola have access to large variety of recreational opportunities. The area is blessed with huge stretches of open parkland, which have been equipped with amenities for picnics, games and sports and playgrounds for small children. There are several golf courses and a ski area nearby as well. The local beaches also provide many opportunities for recreational activities.

Mineola Transportation

John F. Kennedy International Airport is nearby.

Mineola Higher Education

Nassau Community College, Adelphi University, Hofstra University and the New York Institute of Technology are in the neighborhood.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Mineola Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Mineola Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Mineola Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Mineola Median Family Income
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Mineola Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Mineola, New York

Comparing Mineola 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
Well-Paid Single Women 10 9
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Racial Diversity 9 9
Age of the Population 7 5
Senior Citizens 7 6
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Male Share of the Population 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 6
Portion of People Married 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 8
People Above Poverty 8 8
People in Middle Class or Better 8 8
College Educated Adults 8 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 7 8
Working at Home 6 5
Short Commute Times 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 9
People Living Alone 6 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 4
Housing Recently Built 2 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 4
Affordability of Rents 1 3

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Mineola Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles N of Hempstead, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 17 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11501
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.749
Longitude -73.641

Mineola Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 1.7 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 10.1 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 17.2 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 84 F
Oct Temp 50 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches
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Mineola Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 19,234 100%
Male 9,244 48.1%
Female 9,990 51.9%
Under 18 3,884 20.2%
18+ 15,350 79.8%
65+ 3,022 15.7%
Median Age 38.2
Average Family Size 3.2
White 16,617 86.4%
African-American 199 1%
Asian 870 4.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 56 0.3%
Other 755 3.9%
Mixed Race 729 3.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2,507 13%

Estimated Mineola Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 18,978
Growth -256
Growth % -1.3%

Mineola 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 23.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.9%
Irish 14.3%
Portuguese 11.9%
German 9.2%
Polish 3.8%
US/American 2.6%
English 1.6%
Russian 1.3%
Greek 1%
Iranian 1%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Swedish 0.8%
Ukrainian 0.7%
Scottish 0.7%
Czechoslovakian 0.6%
Lithuanian 0.5%
Hungarian 0.5%
Norwegian 0.4%
European 0.4%
Armenian 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Moroccan 0.2%
British 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
Iraqi 0.2%
Albanian 0.2%
Brazilian 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Mineola 19,234 $71,042
Albertson 5,200 $77,516
East Williston 2,503 $118,611
Garden City 21,672 $120,305
Garden City Park 7,554 $81,580
Herricks 4,076 $84,451
Williston Park 7,261 $83,223

Mineola Public Libraries

Mineola Memorial Library
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(516) 746-8488

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Mineola Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(516) 663-0333
Emergency Service: Yes

Starbucks in Mineola

(As of 2005)
Mineola-Old Country Rd.
106 Old Country Road
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