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Overview

Introduction to Bethpage, New York

Bethpage, New York, in Nassau county, is 2 miles NE of Levittown, New York and 26 miles E of New York, New York. Bethpage is part of the surrounding Nassau-Suffolk metro area.

Bethpage History

The northern part of this town was once known as Bedeltown. The name Bethpage comes from a land transaction dating back to 1687, in which Thomas Powell purchased over 15 square miles of central Long Island from local Native Americans. This transaction is known as the Bethpage Purchase. Bethpage was once known as Jerusalem Station and Central Park, but adopted its present name in 1932 after the Bethpage State Park opened.

Bethpage and nearby Attractions

  • Bethpage State Park
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
  • Old Bethpage Village Restoration,
  • Cantiague Park
  • Queens Botanical Garden
  • Belmont Park Race Track

Things To Do In Bethpage

There are five golf courses at the Bethpage State Park. Other nearby parks and recreational areas include the Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge, the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, the Valley Stream State Park, Jones Beach State Park and Eisenhower Park. There are several historic sites in the area, including Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site, the Eagles Nest, the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, the Woolworth Estate, the Roslyn Grist Mill and the Louis Armstrong House.

Bethpage Transportation

John F. Kennedy International Airport is nearby.

Bethpage Higher Education

Briarcliffe College is located in Bethpage. Others nearby include the SUNY-College of Technology at Farmingdale and Hofstra University.

Demographics

People

Total Population17,016
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens21.3%
Employed Population 16+8,329
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married59%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher43.3%
Median Earnings25+$59,295
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,955

Wealth

Median Family Income$133,098
% Above Poverty Level98%
% Below Poverty Level2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation12%

Housing

People Living Alone20%
Median Gross Rent$1,816
Median House Value$432,700

Ancestry

Italian33.2%
Irish22%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17%
German15.6%
Polish6.6%
Greek4%
English2.5%
Austrian2.4%
Russian2.3%
French Except Basque1%
Croatian0.9%
Czech0.8%
Ukrainian0.7%
Swedish0.6%
Arab0.6%
Scottish0.6%
Lithuanian0.5%
Romanian0.5%
Iranian0.4%
Syrian0.4%
African0.3%
Latvian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Nigerian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Icelander0.2%
Australian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
US/American0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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Bethpage Almanac

CategoryValue
County Nassau County
Standard Zip Codes11714
Phone Area Codes516
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.74
Approximate Longitude-73.48

Bethpage 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
Distance6.6 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
Distance16.8 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 LA GUARDIA AP
Distance21.2 miles
Jan Temp27 to 39 F
Apr Temp44 to 60 F
Jul Temp70 to 85 F
Oct Temp51 to 65 F
Annual Precip44.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
East Farmingdale6,222$110,404
Farmingdale8,719$115,391
Levittown51,839$118,750
Old Bethpage5,624$145,331
Plainedge9,227$132,074
Plainview26,141$151,321

Bethpage Public Libraries

Bethpage Public Library
47 POWELL AVENUE
Bethpage, New York
(516) 931-3907

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Bethpage Hospitals

St. Joseph Hospital
(Non-profit)
4295 Hempstead Turnpike
(516) 579-6000

Bethpage Public Schools

Bethpage Senior High School
10 Cherry Ave
ZIP: 11714
(516) 644-4101
High
Total Enrollment 941
Central Boulevard Elementary School
60 Central Blvd
ZIP: 11714
(516) 644-4301
Primary
Total Enrollment 537
Charles Campagne School
601 Plainview Rd
ZIP: 11714
(516) 644-4401
Primary
Total Enrollment 381
John F Kennedy Middle School
500 Broadway
ZIP: 11714
(516) 644-4201
Middle
Total Enrollment 711
John H West School
499 Boundary Ave
ZIP: 11714
(516) 992-7500
Primary
Total Enrollment 479
Plainedge Middle School
200 Stewart Ave
ZIP: 11714
(516) 992-7665
Middle
Total Enrollment 770
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