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Overview

Introduction to Port Washington, New York

Port Washington, New York, in Nassau county, is 7 miles SE of New Rochelle, New York and 15 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. Port Washington's population is approximately 15,215.

Port Washington History

Port Washington was named in honor of George Washington in 1790, after he visited the nearby community of Roslyn. It was initially a center for sand farming. Oyster farming was started in the middle of the 19th century. After the introduction of a railroad in 1898, the town developed into a resort area. It is currently an unincorporated part of the Town of North Hempstead, a census-designated hamlet.

Port Washington and nearby Attractions

  • Bar Beach Park
  • Dodge House
  • Polish American Museum
  • Pilot House
  • Sands-Willets House
  • Hempstead Harbor Park

Things To Do In Port Washington

Port Washington offers an interesting assortment of recreational opportunities through its museums, parks and waterfront areas. There are several parks in and around the hamlet, many of which are located along the waterfront. The parks are also equipped with facilities that allow visitors to participate in various games and sports, as well as spend time relaxing. Blue Mountain, which is a few miles away, has facilities for skiing.

Port Washington Transportation

La Guardia Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Port Washington Higher Education

Opportunities for higher studies are available at Long Island University, CUNY Queensborough Community College, Nassau Community College and Adelphi University.

People

Total Population 15,847
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 18.8%
Employed Population 16+ 7,291
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 61.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 62.5%
Median Earnings25+ $57,075
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,719
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,200

Wealth

Median Family Income $139,440
% Above Poverty Level 96.1%
% Below Poverty Level 3.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 40 minutes
% Working from Home 8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.3%
% Using Public Transportation 30.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,773
Median House Value $725,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.2%
US/American 0.1%
English 5.2%
Irish 14.9%

Port Washington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles SE of New Rochelle, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 15 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11050
Company Zip Codes 11051, 11052, 11053, 11054, 11055
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.825
Longitude -73.698

Port Washington 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 7.7 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 NEW YORK LA GUARDIA AP
Distance 10.1 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
Station SCARSDALE
Distance 12.1 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Harbor Acres (11050)

The Terrace (11050)

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

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Location Population Median Family Income
Baxter Estates 955 $180,000
Kings Point 5,076 $114,777
Manhasset 7,929 $123,203
Manorhaven 6,638 $72,367
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Port Washington High Schools

PAUL D. SCHREIBER SHS
101 CAMPUS DR
516-767-5800
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,394 students.

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Historic Port Washington

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Exterior view of house (end view, Mrs. Robert Hoe, Jr) between 1900 and 1910

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Exterior view of house (end view, Mrs. Robert Hoe, Jr) between 1900 and 1910

Exterior view of house (end view, Mrs. Robert Hoe, Jr) between 1900 and 1910

Exterior view of house (end view, Mrs. Robert Hoe, Jr) between 1900 and 1910

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