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Overview

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.

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.

People

Total Population 12,077
Male Share of the Population 50.6%
Female Share of the Population 49.4%
Senior Citizens 14.2%
Employed Population 16+ 6,327
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 58.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 43.9%
Median Earnings25+ $57,669
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $31,192
Median Earnings With High School Degree $43,056

Wealth

Median Family Income $123,594
% Above Poverty Level 97.6%
% Below Poverty Level 2.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation 13.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 11.2%
Median Gross Rent $2,123
Median House Value $454,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.4%
US/American 0.1%
English 4.9%
Irish 28.9%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station MINEOLA
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
Station WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
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
Station NEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bellmore 15,871 $132,000
East Meadow 37,836 $115,747

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

North Merrick Public Libraries

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Merrick Library
2279 MERRICK AVENUE
North Merrick, New York
(516) 379-3476
North Merrick Public Library
1691 MEADOWBROOK ROAD
North Merrick, New York
(516) 378-7474

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