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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,652
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens13%
Employed Population 16+2,998
Age of the Population28

Families

% of people married53.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher47%
Median Earnings25+$50,138
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,766

Wealth

Median Family Income$106,719
% Above Poverty Level94.3%
% Below Poverty Level5.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time37 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work9%
% Using Public Transportation10.4%

Housing

People Living Alone27.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,607
Median House Value$530,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23%
Russian7.7%
German6.3%
Italian5.8%
Polish5.5%
Turkish4.7%
Arab4.4%
Irish3.8%
Israeli2.9%
Hungarian2.8%
Greek1.6%
Canadian0.4%
English0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Albanian0.3%
Romanian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Scottish0.1%
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Cedarhurst Almanac

CategoryValue
County Nassau County
Standard Zip Codes11516
Phone Area Codes516
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.63
Approximate Longitude-73.73

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)

StationNEW YORK JFK INTL AP
Distance2.3 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
StationWANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance11.9 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 CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance16.9 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
Hewlett Bay Park366$250
Hewlett Neck363$211,250
Inwood9,746$51,691
Lawrence1,767$44,044
Woodmere17,554$147,740
Woodsburgh756$191,786

Cedarhurst Public Schools

5 School
305 Cedarhurst Ave
ZIP: 11516
(516) 295-6500
Primary
Total Enrollment 363
Lawrence Senior High School
2 Reilly Rd
ZIP: 11516
(516) 295-8000
High
Total Enrollment 949

Cedarhurst Private Schools

Hebrew Academy Five Towns Rockaway High
635 Central Ave
ZIP: 11516
Secondary
Total Enrollment 315
Kulanu Academy
620 Central Ave
ZIP: 11516
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 36
Priority-1's Torah Academy
530 Central Ave
ZIP: 11516
Secondary
Total Enrollment 16
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