Woodmere, New York

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Woodmere, New York

Introduction to Woodmere, New York

Woodmere, New York, in Nassau county, is 7 miles SW of Hempstead, New York and 15 miles SE of New York, New York. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Nassau- Suffolk metropolitan area with. Woodmere's population is approximately 16,447.

Woodmere History

Woodmere is a census-designated hamlet. The community was named in honor of landholder Samuel Wood. It was once known as Woodsburgh. Woodmere is a part of the Five Towns community in Long Island. This community comprises of the villages of Cedarhurst and Lawrence, the hamlets of Inwood and Woodmere, and "The Hewletts," which consist of the villages of Hewlett Harbor, Hewlett Bay Park and Hewlett Neck, as well as the hamlet of Hewlett and Woodsburgh.

Woodmere and nearby Attractions

  • Rock Hall Museum
  • Old Westbury Gardens
  • African American Museum
  • Queens Zoo
  • Queens Botanical Garden

Things To Do In Woodmere

While in Woodmere, one can visit the Rock Hall Museum, a pre-Revolutionary War home. This museum now showcases displays of artifacts from the 18th century. The African American Museum, Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, Queens County Farm Museum and the Long Island Children's Museum are also nearby. The early 20th century home of John S. Phipps, now known as Old Westbury Gardens, has beautifully landscaped lands that make the house a popular local spot. In addition, the Belmont Park race track, Queens Botanical Garden and the Queens Zoo are close to the town.

Woodmere Transportation

Facilities for air transportation are provided by John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Woodmere Higher Education

Residents of Woodmere can enroll at St John's University-New York, CUNY Queensborough Community College, Nassau Community College or Adelphi University.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Woodmere Public Transportation Use
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Woodmere Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Woodmere College Educated Adults
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Woodmere People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Woodmere Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Woodmere Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Woodmere, New York

Comparing Woodmere 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 9 9
Age of the Population 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Senior Citizens 8 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 9
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Racial Diversity 6 7
Female Share of the Population 4 4


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 10
College Educated Adults 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
People Above Poverty 8 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 4 6
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 6
Housing Recently Built 3 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 3
Affordability of Rents 1 2
People Living Alone 1 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1

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Woodmere Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles SW of Hempstead, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 15 miles SE of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11598
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.631
Longitude -73.713

Woodmere Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.8 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 39 F
Apr Temp 42 to 59 F
Jul Temp 67 to 83 F
Oct Temp 49 to 64 F
Annual Precip 42.4 inches
Distance 11.3 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 14.4 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 39 F
Apr Temp 45 to 60 F
Jul Temp 70 to 85 F
Oct Temp 50 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches
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Woodmere Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 16,447 100%
Male 8,028 48.8%
Female 8,419 51.2%
Under 18 4,600 28%
18+ 11,847 72%
65+ 2,852 17.3%
Median Age 40.6
Average Family Size 3.32
White 15,210 92.5%
African-American 274 1.7%
Asian 613 3.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0%
Other 198 1.2%
Mixed Race 147 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 587 3.6%

Woodmere 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) 28.6%
Russian 14.5%
US/American 12.9%
Polish 9.1%
Italian 7.4%
Irish 3.8%
Eastern European 3.1%
European 3%
Israeli 2.8%
German 2.3%
Hungarian 2.2%
Greek 1.2%
English 1%
Ukrainian 0.9%
Austrian 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
Romanian 0.7%
Croatian 0.6%
Jamaican 0.6%
Lithuanian 0.5%
Haitian 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Guyanese 0.4%
French Canadian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Woodmere 16,447 $103,402
Cedarhurst 6,164 $71,406
Hewlett 7,060 $74,259
Hewlett Bay Park 484 $200,001
Hewlett Neck 504 $181,530
Lawrence 6,522 $129,779
Woodsburgh 831 $189,227
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