Old Bethpage, New York

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Old Bethpage, New York

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. The town’s population is 5,400.

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.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Old Bethpage Affordability of Rents
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Old Bethpage Public Transportation Use
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Old Bethpage Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Old Bethpage People in Middle Class or Better
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Old Bethpage College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Men
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Top 17% Old Bethpage Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Old Bethpage Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Old Bethpage, New York

Comparing Old Bethpage 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
Age of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Senior Citizens 8 8
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Male Share of the Population 5 5
Racial Diversity 5 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 6


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


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Working at Home 7 6
Walking and Biking to Work 3 5
Short Commute Times 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
Housing Recently Built 4 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 2
People Living Alone 1 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 2

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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Old Bethpage Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,400 100%
Male 2,581 47.8%
Female 2,819 52.2%
Under 18 1,309 24.2%
18+ 4,091 75.8%
65+ 971 18%
Median Age 41.3
Average Family Size 3.16
White 5,107 94.6%
African-American 64 1.2%
Asian 159 2.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0%
Other 19 0.4%
Mixed Race 49 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 104 1.9%

Old Bethpage 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 25.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.8%
Irish 9.4%
Polish 7.6%
German 7.3%
Russian 6.7%
US/American 6.4%
Hungarian 2.2%
Greek 2%
Eastern European 1.5%
Armenian 1.2%
Portuguese 1.2%
European 1.1%
English 1.1%
Austrian 1.1%
Ukrainian 0.9%
Yugoslavian 0.6%
Croatian 0.6%
Lebanese 0.5%
Bermudan 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.5%
Egyptian 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
Danish 0.3%
Maltese 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Romanian 0.3%
Norwegian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Old Bethpage 5,400 $100,325
Bethpage 16,543 $78,573
East Farmingdale 5,400 $71,726
Farmingdale 8,399 $68,235
Melville 14,533 $99,881
Plainview 25,637 $98,233
South Farmingdale 15,061 $76,049
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