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Overview

Introduction to Oceanside, New York

Oceanside, New York, in Nassau county, is 4 miles S of Hempstead, New York and 19 miles E of New York, New York. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area with.

Oceanside History

The present day town of Oceanside was originally known as South Bay. The area was renamed Christian Hook and changed to Oceanville in 1864. However, since there was already another Oceanville in New York, the name of this town was changed to Ocean Side in 1890. The first school of the area was built in 1838.

Oceanside and nearby Attractions

  • Belmont Park race track
  • Hofstra Museum
  • Jones Beach State Park
  • Fine Arts Museum of Long Island
  • Hempstead Lake State Park
  • Children's Museum of Manhattan

Things To Do In Oceanside

Oceanside offers a number of recreational facilities for both its residents and visitors. The Long Island Children's Museum, African American Museum and the Rock Hall Museum are all worth visiting. The Valley Stream State Park, Lido Beach Town Park and Eisenhower Park are also nearby. The Bronx Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Brooklyn Children's Museum and the Floating Pool at Brooklyn Bridge Park Beach are ideal family destinations. Golfers can spend their leisure hours at the Bay Park Golf Course.

Oceanside Transportation

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

Oceanside Higher Education

Nassau Community College, Hofstra University, SUNY College at Old Westbury and Adelphi University offer facilities for higher education.

People

Total Population 30,371
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 16.9%
Employed Population 16+ 15,140
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 57.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 44.2%
Median Earnings25+ $54,483
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,978
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,827

Wealth

Median Family Income $114,273
% Above Poverty Level 94.5%
% Below Poverty Level 5.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 13.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 20%
Median Gross Rent $1,256
Median House Value $441,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.6%
US/American 0.1%
English 2.7%
Irish 18.7%

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

Oceanside Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles S of Hempstead, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 19 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11572
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.638
Longitude -73.64

Oceanside 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 NEW YORK JFK INTL AP
Distance 6.6 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 39 F
Apr Temp 42 to 59 F
Jul Temp 67 to 83 F
Oct Temp 49 to 64 F
Annual Precip 42.4 inches
Station WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance 7.4 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 AVE V BROOKLYN
Distance 18.2 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 39 F
Apr Temp 45 to 60 F
Jul Temp 70 to 85 F
Oct Temp 50 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Oceanside, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Rockville Center (11572)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Baldwin Harbor 7,724 $115,625
East Rockaway 9,871 $113,750
Hewlett Harbor 1,229 $224,375

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

Oceanside Hospitals

SOUTH NASSAU COMMUNITIES HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
ONE HEALTHY WAY
(516) 632-3000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Oceanside High Schools

OCEANSIDE SHS
3160 SKILLMAN AVE
516-678-7526
Serves 1,958 students.

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