Uniondale, New York

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Uniondale, New York

Introduction to Uniondale, New York

Uniondale, New York, in Nassau county, is 1 mile E of Hempstead, New York (center to center) and 20 miles E of New York, New York. The town is conveniently located inside the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area. There are an estimated 23,011 people in Uniondale.

Uniondale History

Uniondale is an unincorporated part of the Town of Hempstead. The region was first settled in by Europeans in the 1640s after the establishment of a treaty between the local Indians and English colonists. Though the early settlers came from the English colony of Connecticut, it was New Amsterdam that issued them a patent after the purchase of the land. Uniondale, which was earlier known as Turtle Hook, started developing after the opening of Mitchel Field, which is now home to the Nassau Community College and Hofstra University.

Uniondale and nearby Attractions

  • Hofstra Museum
  • Cradle of Aviation Museum
  • Eisenhower Park
  • Hempstead Lake State Park
  • Cherry Valley Golf Course
  • Belmont Park Race Rack

Things To Do In Uniondale

The Belmont Race Track, which is one of the most popular attractions in the neighborhood, is a thoroughbred horse-racing facility. The main track is around 1.5 miles long, and is the largest dirt track used in thoroughbred racing. The Hofstra Museum has an excellent collection of art exhibits and a sculpture garden. The Eisenhower Park is spread over an area of about 930 acres, and offers facilities like tennis courts, playgrounds, athletic fields, golf courses, an indoor swimming and diving center and a theater.

Uniondale Transportation

John F. Kennedy International is the nearest major airport.

Uniondale Higher Education

Hofstra University, New York Institute of Technology, SUNY College and Nassau Community College are nearby.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Uniondale Racial Diversity
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Uniondale Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Uniondale, New York

Comparing Uniondale 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
Racial Diversity 10 10
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Women 7 6
Well-Paid Single Men 6 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 7
Senior Citizens 4 3
Age of the Population 4 2
Male Share of the Population 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 10
Portion of People Married 6 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 6 5
People Above Poverty 6 5
College Educated Adults 5 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Working at Home 5 4
Walking and Biking to Work 2 3
Short Commute Times 1 2


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

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Uniondale Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles E of Hempstead, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 20 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11553
Company Zip Codes 11555, 11556
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.7
Longitude -73.593

Uniondale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.6 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
Distance 6 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 20.4 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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Uniondale Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 23,011 100%
Male 10,899 47.4%
Female 12,112 52.6%
Under 18 6,098 26.5%
18+ 16,913 73.5%
65+ 2,894 12.6%
Median Age 34.9
Average Family Size 3.95
White 6,207 27%
African-American 12,779 55.5%
Asian 484 2.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 81 0.4%
Other 2,289 9.9%
Mixed Race 1,153 5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5,261 22.9%

Uniondale 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 53.1%
Jamaican 11.6%
Haitian 9.3%
Italian 4.5%
Irish 3.6%
German 3.4%
US/American 2.9%
Polish 1.3%
West Indian 1.3%
Guyanese 1.2%
African 1.1%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 0.9%
Nigerian 0.5%
British West Indian 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
English 0.4%
Barbadian 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
Scottish 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
French (except Basque) 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Mitchell Field (11553)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Uniondale 23,011 $67,264
East Meadow 37,461 $74,691
Garden City 21,672 $120,305
Hempstead 56,554 $46,675
North Merrick 11,844 $85,190
Roosevelt 15,854 $56,380
South Hempstead 3,188 $85,259

Uniondale Public Libraries

Uniondale Public Library
Uniondale, New York
(516) 489-2220

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1228 Hempstead Turnpike
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