Seaford, New York

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Seaford, New York

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. About 15,791 people live in Seaford.

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.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Seaford Public Transportation Use
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Seaford People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Seaford Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Seaford Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Seaford Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Seaford Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Seaford, New York

Comparing Seaford 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
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Age of the Population 7 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 8
Senior Citizens 5 4
Racial Diversity 5 6
Female Share of the Population 4 4


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 9
Median Family Income 10 9
People Above Poverty 9 8
College Educated Adults 8 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 6 7
Working at Home 5 4
Short Commute Times 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 4
Housing Recently Built 3 6
People Living Alone 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 2
Affordability of Rents 1 2

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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

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

Category Count Percent
Total Population 15,791 100%
Male 7,714 48.9%
Female 8,077 51.1%
Under 18 3,987 25.2%
18+ 11,804 74.8%
65+ 2,160 13.7%
Median Age 38.2
Average Family Size 3.38
White 15,286 96.8%
African-American 49 0.3%
Asian 265 1.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 10 0.1%
Other 85 0.5%
Mixed Race 93 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 586 3.7%

Seaford 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 35.2%
Irish 22.8%
German 12.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.7%
US/American 3.8%
Polish 3.2%
Russian 2%
English 2%
Greek 1.4%
French (except Basque) 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Austrian 0.8%
Scottish 0.8%
Ukrainian 0.6%
Egyptian 0.6%
Swedish 0.6%
Hungarian 0.5%
Norwegian 0.4%
Cypriot 0.3%
Armenian 0.3%
Czech 0.2%
Turkish 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Eastern European 0.2%
Maltese 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Seaford 15,791 $85,751
Bellmore 16,441 $83,236
East Massapequa 19,565 $83,373
Massapequa 22,652 $88,571
Massapequa Park 17,499 $86,177
North Wantagh 12,156 $76,345
Wantagh 18,971 $91,019

Seaford Public Libraries

Seaford Public Library
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(516) 221-1334

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