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Overview

Introduction to Bellmore, New York

Bellmore, New York, in Nassau county, is 4 miles S of Levittown, New York and 24 miles E of New York, New York. Bellmore is part of the surrounding Nassau - Suffolk metro area.

Bellmore History

Bellmore was originally settled in by Englishmen who visited the area by crossing the Long Island Sound from Connecticut in the mid 17th century. Christian Sorto, John Bedell and John Smith were some of the early settlers of the area. The first railroad in the area was built in 1867, and the station was named Bellmore.

Bellmore and nearby Attractions

  • Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
  • Hempstead Lake State Park
  • Adventureland Amusement Park
  • Hicksville Gregory Museum
  • Jones Beach State Park
  • Brooklyn Children's Museum

Things To Do In Bellmore

During your stay in Bellmore, you can visit the Newbridge Road Park, Jones Beach State Park, Hempstead Lake State Park and Lido Beach Town Park. The Adventureland Amusement Park is also close to the town. You can plan a day trip to the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Brooklyn Children's Museum. The Floating Pool at Brooklyn Bridge Park Beach is also worth visiting.

Bellmore Transportation

John F. Kennedy International Airport is the nearest international airport.

Bellmore Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are offered by SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale, New York Institute of Technology - Old Westbury, Adelphi University and the SUNY College at Old Westbury.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,722
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens16.1%
Employed Population 16+8,050
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married61.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher50.7%
Median Earnings25+$65,505
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,595
Median Earnings With High School Degree$50,279

Wealth

Median Family Income$136,741
% Above Poverty Level97.8%
% Below Poverty Level2.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation14.6%

Housing

People Living Alone16.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,909
Median House Value$459,600

Ancestry

Italian30.1%
Irish17.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.3%
German15.5%
Polish6.8%
English4.8%
Russian4.7%
Greek2.9%
Austrian1.3%
French Except Basque1.2%
Arab0.9%
Scottish0.8%
Egyptian0.6%
US/American0.5%
Romanian0.5%
Israeli0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Czech0.3%
Croatian0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Cypriot0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Australian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Bellmore Almanac

CategoryValue
County Nassau County
Standard Zip Codes11710
Phone Area Codes516,631
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.65
Approximate Longitude-73.52

Bellmore Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance1.9 miles
Jan Temp24 to 37 F
Apr Temp40 to 55 F
Jul Temp67 to 81 F
Oct Temp47 to 62 F
Annual Precip42.9 inches
StationNEW YORK JFK INTL AP
Distance12.8 miles
Jan Temp25 to 39 F
Apr Temp42 to 59 F
Jul Temp67 to 83 F
Oct Temp49 to 64 F
Annual Precip42.4 inches
StationNEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance24.4 miles
Jan Temp26 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 84 F
Oct Temp50 to 64 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Merrick20,808$151,082
North Bellmore19,720$128,750
North Merrick12,337$126,349
North Wantagh11,856$123,036
Seaford15,891$125,514
Wantagh18,490$146,442

Bellmore Public Libraries

Bellmore Memorial Library
2288 BEDFORD AVENUE
Bellmore, New York
(516) 785-2990

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Bellmore Public Schools

Grand Avenue Middle School
2301 Grand Ave
ZIP: 11710
(516) 992-1100
Middle
Total Enrollment 920
John F Kennedy High School
3000 Bellmore Ave
ZIP: 11710
(516) 992-1400
High
Total Enrollment 1189
Martin Avenue Elementary School
2616 Martin Ave
ZIP: 11710
(516) 992-3000
Primary
Total Enrollment 296
Reinhard Early Childhood Center
2750 S St Mark's Ave
ZIP: 11710
(516) 679-2931
Primary
Total Enrollment 408
Shore Road School
2801 Shore Rd
ZIP: 11710
(516) 679-2950
Middle
Total Enrollment 302
Wellington C Mepham High School
2401 Camp Ave
ZIP: 11710
(516) 992-1500
High
Total Enrollment 1282
Winthrop Avenue School
580 Winthrop Ave
ZIP: 11710
(516) 679-2920
Primary
Total Enrollment 312

Bellmore Private Schools

St Elizabeth Ann Seton Regional School Pk-8
2341 Washington Ave
ZIP: 11710
Elementary
Total Enrollment 221
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