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Overview

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.

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.

People

Total Population 10,873
Male Share of the Population 49.4%
Female Share of the Population 50.6%
Senior Citizens 12.5%
Employed Population 16+ 5,542
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 57%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 43.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $130,253
% Above Poverty Level 94.7%
% Below Poverty Level 5.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 37 minutes
% Working from Home 5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 6.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 15%
Median Gross Rent $1,574
Median House Value $321,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.9%
US/American 0%
English 2.6%
Irish 22.7%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station MINEOLA
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
Station WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
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
Station SCARSDALE
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cold Spring Harbor 5,076 $177,000
Huntington Station 34,088 $82,531

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

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