Woodbury, New York

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Woodbury, New York

Introduction to Woodbury, New York

Woodbury, New York, in Nassau County, is 7 miles N of Levittown, New York and 27 miles E of New York, New York. The town’s population is approximately 9,010.

Woodbury History

Woodbury was originally a part of New Amsterdam. It was a Dutch colony until taken over by the British in the mid 1600s. During the American Revolution, this area was mostly controlled by British forces. Nassau County was created in 1899. According to records, one of the early names of this community was East Woods. Poet Walt Whitman and industrialist Andrew Mellon each once resided in Woodbury Hills.

Woodbury and nearby Attractions

  • African American Museum
  • Nassau County Museum of Art
  • Queens Botanical Garden
  • Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park
  • Syosset Woodbury Park
  • Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Things To Do In Woodbury

The African American Museum, the Northport Historical Museum, the Long Island Children's Museum and the Nassau County Museum of Art are some of the museums located within 10 miles of Woodbury, while the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park, the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, the Roslyn Grist Mill and the Marshall Field III estate are some of the nearby historical sites. The Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Hempstead Harbor Park, Queens Botanical Garden, Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium and the Belmont Park Race Track are all accessible from Woodbury as well. In addition, the community celebrates the Egyptian Festival every October.

Woodbury Transportation

Air transportation is available from John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Woodbury Higher Education

The SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale, the New York Institute of Technology-Old Westbury, Hofstra University and Nassau Community College are some of the colleges and universities accessible from Woodbury.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Woodbury Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Woodbury Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Woodbury People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Woodbury Well-Paid Single Women
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Woodbury Public Transportation Use
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Woodbury College Educated Adults
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Woodbury Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Woodbury, New York

Comparing Woodbury 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 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 10 10
Female Share of the Population 8 9
Racial Diversity 5 7
Male Share of the Population 3 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 8


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

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 8 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 5
People Living Alone 2 2
Affordability of Rents 1 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1

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Woodbury Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles N of Levittown, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 27 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11797
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.825
Longitude -73.468

Woodbury Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.1 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 12.3 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 20.5 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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Woodbury Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 9,010 100%
Male 4,215 46.8%
Female 4,795 53.2%
Under 18 2,226 24.7%
18+ 6,784 75.3%
65+ 1,888 21%
Median Age 43.8
Average Family Size 3.18
White 8,187 90.9%
African-American 88 1%
Asian 636 7.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.1%
Other 25 0.3%
Mixed Race 68 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 128 1.4%

Woodbury 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) 20.9%
Russian 16.3%
US/American 16%
Italian 12.9%
Polish 5.7%
German 5.6%
Irish 3.9%
European 2.7%
Austrian 1.5%
Eastern European 1.3%
Greek 1.2%
Hungarian 1.2%
Israeli 1.2%
English 1%
Iranian 1%
Romanian 0.8%
Portuguese 0.7%
Ukrainian 0.7%
Turkish 0.6%
Other Subsaharan African 0.5%
Armenian 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Yugoslavian 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
Syrian 0.4%
French (except Basque) 0.3%
Egyptian 0.3%
Norwegian 0.2%
Latvian 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Woodbury 9,010 $139,409
Cold Spring Harbor 4,975 $112,441
Huntington Station 29,910 $67,115
Laurel Hollow 1,930 $200,001
Plainview 25,637 $98,233
Syosset 18,544 $99,704
West Hills 5,607 $94,363
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