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.


Total Population 18,918
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 16.7%
Employed Population 16+ 10,014
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 50%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 37.9%
Median Earnings25+ $49,141
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $29,943
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,651


Median Family Income $99,132
% Above Poverty Level 94.3%
% Below Poverty Level 5.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8.7%
% Using Public Transportation 14.4%


People Living Alone 29.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,470
Median House Value $430,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.2%
US/American 0.2%
English 3.6%
Irish 18.1%

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Albertson 5,154 $120,060
East Williston 2,569 $165,000
Herricks 4,309 $146,111

Mineola Public Libraries

Mineola Memorial Library
Mineola, New York
(516) 746-8488

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Mineola Hospitals

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

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