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Overview

Introduction to Cedarhurst, New York

Cedarhurst, New York, in Nassau county, is 8 miles SW of Hempstead, New York (center to center) and 15 miles SE of New York, New York.

Cedarhurst History

The village of Cedarhurst is named either after a grove of trees that used to be in the area, or it also may have been named in honor of the Cedarhurst Company which purchased land in 1887. Initially called Ocean Point, early settlers were attracted by the rail services which arrived in 1869. The Rockaway Hunting Club was built in Cedarhurst in 1878 and it was officially incorporated in 1910.

Cedarhurst and Nearby Attractions

  • Dahnert's Lake County Park
  • Brooklyn Heights Promenade
  • Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
  • Staten Island Botanical Garden
  • Prospect Park Zoo
  • Brooklyn Children's Museum

Things To Do In Cedarhurst

Several museums near Cedarhurst include the Hancock Museum, the Long Island Children's Museum, the Fraunces Tavern Museum, and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. The Staten Island Botanical Garden houses the Snug Harbor Cultural Center. The New York Aquarium, the Central Park Zoo, and the Brooklyn Bridge are other popular destinations near the village. Parks offering recreational opportunities near Cedarhurst include Jones Beach State Park, Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park, Pelham Bay Park, and Valley Stream State Park.

Cedarhurst Transportation

Air transportation is available from John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Cedarhurst Higher Education

The closest colleges to Cedarhurst include Saint John's University, CUNY - York College, Nassau Community College, and CUNY Queensborough Community College.

People

Total Population 6,655
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 12.3%
Employed Population 16+ 2,849
Age of the Population 29

Families

% of people married 54.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 46.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $100,978
% Above Poverty Level 93.7%
% Below Poverty Level 6.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 37 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8.7%
% Using Public Transportation 12.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,607
Median House Value $517,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.9%
US/American 0%
English 0.7%
Irish 2.1%

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

Cedarhurst Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 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 11516
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.622
Longitude -73.724

Cedarhurst 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 NEW YORK JFK INTL AP
Distance 2.3 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 WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance 11.9 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 CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance 16.9 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 84 F
Oct Temp 50 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Hewlett Bay Park 354 $250
Hewlett Neck 352 $207,222
Inwood 10,052 $55,357
Lawrence 1,780 $49,653

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

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516-295-8000
Serves 1,264 students.

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