North Merrick, New York

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North Merrick, New York

Introduction to North Merrick, New York

North Merrick, New York, in Nassau county, is 3 miles E of Hempstead, New York and 22 miles E of New York, New York. The town is included in the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 11,844 people lived in North Merrick.

North Merrick History

North Merrick is a census designated place in Nassau County. It was originally inhabited by Native Americans and the area was named after an Indian tribe. The community is located within the Town of Hempstead, which was first settled in by Europeans in 1644. The early settlers were mostly from the English colony of Connecticut. Hempstead includes over 20 incorporated villages and around 35 unincorporated hamlets.

North Merrick and nearby Attractions

  • Jones Beach State Park
  • Adventureland Amusement Park
  • Hempstead Lake State Park
  • Bronx Zoo
  • Brooklyn Children's Museum

Things To Do In North Merrick

North Merrick has several recreational facilities. You can visit the Valley Stream State Park, Bethpage State Park, Jones Beach State Park and Hempstead Lake State Park during your leisure hours. The Tackapausha Museum and Preserve, Hicksville Gregory Museum, African American Museum, Fine Arts Museum of Long Island and the Long Island Children's Museum are also close to the community. You can also plan a day trip to the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and the Children's Museum of Manhattan.

North Merrick Transportation

The nearest airport is Republic Airport.

North Merrick Higher Education

Hofstra University and New York Institute of Technology- Old Westbury are close by.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy North Merrick Public Transportation Use
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% North Merrick People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% North Merrick Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% North Merrick Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of North Merrick, New York

Comparing North Merrick 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 Men 8 7
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Age of the Population 8 7
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Senior Citizens 6 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 8
Racial Diversity 6 7
Female Share of the Population 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 9
Average Household Size 10 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 9
Median Family Income 10 9
People Above Poverty 9 8
College Educated Adults 8 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Working at Home 8 7
Walking and Biking to Work 5 7
Short Commute Times 1 2


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

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North Merrick Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles E of Hempstead, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 22 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 40.691
Longitude -73.563

North Merrick Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4 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 4.4 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 22.1 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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North Merrick Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 11,844 100%
Male 5,766 48.7%
Female 6,078 51.3%
Under 18 2,980 25.2%
18+ 8,864 74.8%
65+ 1,829 15.4%
Median Age 39.2
Average Family Size 3.3
White 11,083 93.6%
African-American 127 1.1%
Asian 378 3.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 11 0.1%
Other 84 0.7%
Mixed Race 155 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 436 3.7%

North Merrick 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 33.3%
Irish 18.1%
German 11.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.1%
Polish 5.6%
US/American 2.9%
Russian 2.6%
English 2.1%
Greek 1.5%
Norwegian 1%
European 1%
Swedish 0.7%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
Austrian 0.6%
Ukrainian 0.6%
Hungarian 0.5%
Scottish 0.5%
Jamaican 0.5%
Eastern European 0.5%
Dutch 0.4%
Haitian 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Romanian 0.3%
Egyptian 0.2%
Israeli 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Maltese 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
British 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
North Merrick 11,844 $85,190
Bellmore 16,441 $83,236
East Meadow 37,461 $74,691
Merrick 22,764 $99,589
North Bellmore 20,079 $80,067
Roosevelt 15,854 $56,380
Uniondale 23,011 $67,264

North Merrick Public Libraries

Merrick Library
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(516) 379-3476
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