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Overview

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 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.

People

Total Population 18,980
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 15.9%
Employed Population 16+ 10,319
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 49.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 40.6%
Median Earnings25+ $52,002
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $28,277
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,366

Wealth

Median Family Income $106,344
% Above Poverty Level 94.1%
% Below Poverty Level 5.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.9%
% Using Public Transportation 14.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,524
Median House Value $440,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 35%
US/American 0.2%
English 3%
Irish 16.9%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station MINEOLA
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
Station WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
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
Station NEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
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 5,146 $119,151
East Williston 2,585 $161,750
Herricks 4,370 $148,807

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

Mineola Public Libraries

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

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Mineola Hospitals

WINTHROP-UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
259 FIRST STREET
(516) 663-0333
Emergency Service: Yes

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