Westbury, New York

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Westbury, New York

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. Part of the surrounding Nassau- Suffolk metro area, Westbury is home to some 14,263 residents.

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.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Westbury Racial Diversity
Public Transportation Use
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Top 4% trophy Westbury Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Men
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Top 10% Westbury Well-Paid Single Men
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Westbury Walking and Biking to Work
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Westbury Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Westbury Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Westbury, New York

Comparing Westbury 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
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Well-Paid Single Women 9 9
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Age of the Population 6 4
Senior Citizens 5 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 5
Female Share of the Population 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 10
Portion of People Married 7 7


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Working at Home 4 3
Short Commute Times 1 3


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

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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

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

Category Count Percent
Total Population 14,263 100%
Male 7,050 49.4%
Female 7,213 50.6%
Under 18 3,174 22.3%
18+ 11,089 77.7%
65+ 1,940 13.6%
Median Age 37.2
Average Family Size 3.49
White 8,789 61.6%
African-American 3,230 22.6%
Asian 673 4.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 34 0.2%
Other 848 5.9%
Mixed Race 674 4.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2,689 18.9%

Estimated Westbury Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 14,691
Growth 428
Growth % 3%

Westbury 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) 36.4%
Italian 23.8%
Irish 8.9%
German 4.9%
Jamaican 4.4%
US/American 3%
Haitian 2.9%
English 1.9%
Polish 1.6%
Scottish 1.1%
Portuguese 1%
Russian 0.8%
Nigerian 0.7%
Guyanese 0.7%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
Hungarian 0.5%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 0.5%
Austrian 0.5%
African 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Israeli 0.3%
Greek 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
Iranian 0.3%
West Indian 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Cape Verdean 0.2%
Turkish 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
Egyptian 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
Barbadian 0.2%
British West Indian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Westbury 14,263 $77,988
Carle Place 5,247 $85,240
East Williston 2,503 $118,611
Mineola 19,234 $71,042
New Cassel 13,298 $55,042
Old Westbury 4,228 $168,453
Williston Park 7,261 $83,223

Westbury Public Libraries

Westbury Memorial Public Library
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(516) 333-0176
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