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Overview

Introduction to Westbury, New York

Westbury, New York, in Nassau county, is 3 miles NE of Hempstead, New York and 20 miles E of New York, New York. Westbury is part of the surrounding Nassau- Suffolk metro area.

Westbury History

The first settlers arrived in this region in the year 1658, when the area was known as the Hempstead Plains. Most of the early settlers were Quakers. The village of Westbury was officially incorporated in 1932. It is now in the Town of North Hempstead.

Westbury and nearby Attractions

  • Fine Arts Museum of Long Island
  • African American Museum
  • Old Westbury Gardens
  • Saint Brigid Church
  • Belmont Park Race Track
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium

Things To Do In Westbury

The village of Westbury affords easy access to a number of historical sites and museums. The former estate of John S. Phipps, called Old Westbury Gardens, has around 160 acres of gardens and landscaped grounds. The Roslyn Grist Mill, African American Museum, Fine Arts Museum of Long Island and Nassau County Museum of Art provide valuable information about the local history and culture. The Long Island Children's Museum is also a good place to plan a trip with youngsters. One can also pay a visit to the Belmont Park race track, the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium or the Squirrel Sanctuary Inc.

Westbury Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Republic Airport.

Westbury Higher Education

Nassau County Boces School of Practical Nursing is the local institute of higher learning. Other colleges and universities nearby include Hofstra University, the New York Institute of Technology-Old Westbury, SUNY College at Old Westbury, Nassau Community College and Adelphi University.

People

Total Population 15,273
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 15.3%
Employed Population 16+ 7,696
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 50.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34.3%
Median Earnings25+ $42,743
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,156
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,144

Wealth

Median Family Income $101,279
% Above Poverty Level 92.9%
% Below Poverty Level 7.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 13.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,560
Median House Value $413,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 42.9%
US/American 0%
English 1.9%
Irish 8.3%

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

Westbury Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles NE of Hempstead, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 20 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11568, 11590
Company Zip Codes 11594, 11595, 11597
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.755
Longitude -73.588

Westbury 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 2.1 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 8.6 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 SCARSDALE
Distance 19.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Carle Place 5,152 $121,964
East Williston 2,585 $161,750

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

Westbury Public Libraries

Library
Westbury Memorial Public Library
445 JEFFERSON STREET
Westbury, New York
(516) 333-0176
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Westbury High Schools

W. TRESPER CLARKE HS
740 EDGEWOOD DR
516-876-7451
Serves 850 students.

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