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Overview

Introduction to Baldwin Harbor, New York

Baldwin Harbor, New York, in Nassau county, is 4 miles S of Hempstead, New York (center to center) and 20 miles E of New York, New York.

Baldwin Harbor History

Native Americans of the Algonquin tribe originally inhabited this region. In 1643, the Native Americans and English colonists signed a treaty and the area was settled by people from the English colony of Connecticut. The community of Baldwin Harbor, which was named in honor of the politician Francis P. Baldwin, was included in the hamlet of Baldwin until about 1990. It is currently a census-designated place in the Town of Hempstead.

Baldwin Harbor and Nearby Attractions

  • Old Westbury Gardens
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
  • African American Museum
  • Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
  • Flushing Meadows - Corona Park
  • Bronx Zoo

Things To Do In Baldwin Harbor

Baldwin Harbor is close to numerous museums including the African American Museum, the Long Island Children's Museum, the Queens County Farm Museum, the Rock Hall Museum, and the Fine Arts Museum of Long Island. Old Westbury Gardens, a 1906 mansion of John S. Phipps, is a historic site nearby. A variety of recreational opportunities are provided by the Flushing Meadows - Corona Park, Belmont Lake State Park, Bethpage State Park, Riverside Park, Jones Beach State Park, and Hempstead Lake State Park. Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, which houses the largest living collection of freshwater reptiles, fish, and amphibians, is another popular destination in the area.

Baldwin Harbor Transportation

John F Kennedy International Airport is the closest major airport.

Baldwin Harbor Higher Education

Nassau Community College, Adelphi University, and Hofstra University are colleges close to Baldwin Harbor.

People

Total Population 7,724
Male Share of the Population 46.3%
Female Share of the Population 53.7%
Senior Citizens 15.4%
Employed Population 16+ 3,688
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 53.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 44.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $115,625
% Above Poverty Level 95.1%
% Below Poverty Level 4.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 40 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 19.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 15%
Median Gross Rent $2,170
Median House Value $392,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.5%
US/American 0%
English 3.8%
Irish 9.2%

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

Baldwin Harbor Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles S of Hempstead, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 20 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11510
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.639
Longitude -73.608

Baldwin Harbor 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 WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance 5.8 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 NEW YORK JFK INTL AP
Distance 8.3 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
Station NEW YORK AVE V BROOKLYN
Distance 19.8 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Baldwin Harbor, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

North Baldwin (11510)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Freeport 43,251 $77,240

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

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