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Overview

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.

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.

People

Total Population 25,092
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 12.2%
Employed Population 16+ 11,274
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 38.9%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21%
Median Earnings25+ $33,548
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,184
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,632

Wealth

Median Family Income $81,649
% Above Poverty Level 87.4%
% Below Poverty Level 12.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 11.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 15.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,326
Median House Value $301,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 57.4%
US/American 0%
English 0.4%
Irish 2.6%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station MINEOLA
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
Station WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
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
Station NEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
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

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 Population Median Family Income
East Meadow 37,836 $115,747
Hempstead 767,916 $108,888

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

Uniondale Public Libraries

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

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Uniondale High Schools

UNIONDALE HS
933 GOODRICH ST
516-560-8831
Serves 1,881 students.

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