Introduction to New Cassel, New York

New Cassel, New York, in Nassau county, is 3 miles NW of Levittown, New York and 21 miles E of New York, New York. New Cassel is part of the surrounding Nassau- Suffolk metro area.

New Cassel History

New Cassel, which was also known as Gold Coin City and Stewartsville in the past, was initially settled in by Hessian Mercenaries. It is an unincorporated part of the Town of North Hempstead, which was settled in by Europeans in 1643. The area went through a period of poverty until the opening of the Long Island Rail Road, which went up to Great Neck. The launching of steamboat service in 1836 also helped propel development in the region.

New Cassel and nearby Attractions

  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
  • Hicksville Gregory Museum
  • Nassau County Museum of Art
  • Eisenhower Park
  • Bethpage State Park

Things To Do In New Cassel

The nearby parks are equipped to support a large number of recreational activities. One can play golf at several high-class golf courses. In addition, there are picnic areas that offer standard facilities, as well as tennis courts and playing fields. The town also offers easy access to a few interesting museums in the neighborhood which shed light on topics ranging from African-American History to Aviation. There is also a museum dedicated to art.

New Cassel Transportation

Air transportation is available from John F. Kennedy International Airport.

New Cassel Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at Hofstra University, New York Institute of Technology, SUNY College, and Long Island University.


Total Population 13,903
Male Share of the Population 47.5%
Female Share of the Population 52.5%
Senior Citizens 9.8%
Employed Population 16+ 6,819
Age of the Population 32


% of people married 37.7%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $79,655
% Above Poverty Level 86.8%
% Below Poverty Level 13.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 0.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.7%
% Using Public Transportation 7.4%


People Living Alone 20.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,222
Median House Value $320,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 63.7%
US/American 0%
English 0.2%
Irish 1.3%

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

New Cassel Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles NW of Levittown, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 21 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11590
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.758
Longitude -73.57

New Cassel Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 3 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 8.4 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 19.6 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Carle Place 5,152 $121,964
East Meadow 37,836 $115,747
Hicksville 42,333 $108,624
Jericho 13,746 $151,729

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

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