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Overview

Introduction to Seaford, New York

Seaford, New York, in Nassau county, is 4 miles S of Levittown, New York and 26 miles E of New York, New York. The town is part of the Nassau- Suffolk metropolitan statistical area.

Seaford History

The development of the present day town of Seaford was initiated by Captain John Seaman, a native of the village of Seaford, England. The town was initially known as Jerusalem South, and adopted its current name in 1868. At one point in time, the town was also referred to as Seaman's Neck. During the late 1800s, Seaford became a popular summer retreat for residents of New York City.

SeafordSeaford and nearby Attractions

  • Cedar Creek Park
  • Tackapausha Museum and Preserve
  • Adventureland Amusement Park
  • Jones Beach State Park
  • Hicksville Gregory Museum
  • Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary

Things To Do In Seaford

Seaford has a number of parks and playgrounds. You can take advantage of the recreational facilities offered by the Washington Avenue Park, Cedar Creek Park, Tackapausha Preserve, Seamans Neck Park and Jones Beach State Park. The Adventureland Amusement Park is another popular tourist haunt near Seaford. You can also visit the Brooklyn Children's Museum, American Airpower Museum, Cradle of Aviation Museum and the Hofstra Museum from Seaford.

Seaford Transportation

Republic Airport is nearby.

Seaford Higher Education

SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale, New York Institute of Technology- Old Westbury and Hofstra University are some of the nearby colleges and universities.

People

Total Population 15,656
Male Share of the Population 49.9%
Female Share of the Population 50.1%
Senior Citizens 15%
Employed Population 16+ 8,027
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 56.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 38%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $122,825
% Above Poverty Level 97.1%
% Below Poverty Level 2.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 11.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 18.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,820
Median House Value $428,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.7%
US/American 0.3%
English 4.6%
Irish 30.5%

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

Seaford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles S of Levittown, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 26 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11783
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.665
Longitude -73.488

Seaford 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 1.2 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 14.8 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 CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance 26.3 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 Massapequa 19,843 $105,949

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

Seaford Public Libraries

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Seaford Public Library
2234 JACKSON AVENUE
Seaford, New York
(516) 221-1334

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Seaford High Schools

SEAFORD SHS
1575 SEAMANS NECK RD
516-592-4300
Serves 768 students.

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