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Overview

Introduction to Old Bethpage, New York

Old Bethpage, New York, in Nassau County, is 4 miles NE of Levittown, New York and 27 miles E of New York, New York.

Old Bethpage History

Thomas Powell bought 10,000 acres of land from natives in the area and named it Bethphage after the biblical town, which was located between Jerusalem and Jericho.

Old Bethpage and nearby Attractions

  • American Airpower Museum
  • Bartow-Pell Mansion
  • Belmont Lake State Park
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
  • Queens Botanical Garden

Things To Do In Old Bethpage

American Airpower Museum, Hicksville Gregory Museum and Old Bethpage Village Restoration are some of the museums located near Old Bethpage. Historic sites located nearby include the Bartow-Pell Mansion, Putnam Cottage and Eagles Nest. Belmont Lake State Park, Bethpage State Park and Cantiague Park offer various recreational opportunities.

Old Bethpage Transportation

Air transportation is available from John F Kennedy International Airport.

Old Bethpage Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Adelphi University, the College of New Rochelle and Concordia College Bronxville.

People

Total Population 5,252
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 17.8%
Employed Population 16+ 2,637
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 63.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 59.6%
Median Earnings25+ $61,421
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $61,324
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,694

Wealth

Median Family Income $143,155
% Above Poverty Level 97.2%
% Below Poverty Level 2.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 12.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 18.7%
Median Gross Rent $298
Median House Value $544,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21%
US/American 0%
English 3.2%
Irish 18.4%

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

Old Bethpage Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles NE of Levittown, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 27 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11804
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.762
Longitude -73.453

Old Bethpage 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 WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance 8.2 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 JFK INTL AP
Distance 18.7 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 NEW YORK LA GUARDIA AP
Distance 22.6 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 39 F
Apr Temp 44 to 60 F
Jul Temp 70 to 85 F
Oct Temp 51 to 65 F
Annual Precip 44.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bethpage 16,315 $121,057
East Farmingdale 6,414 $94,297
Farmingdale 8,399 $98,427

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

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