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Overview

Introduction to East Meadow, New York

East Meadow, New York, in Nassau county, is 2 miles W of Levittown, New York and 22 miles E of New York, New York. The town is part of the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan statistical area.

East Meadow History

Surveyors from Hempstead surveyed the area presently occupied by East Meadow in 1655 and found it suitable for grazing. This resulted in the development of the region as a popular cattle grazing area during the 1700s. The sheep in this area provided over 50% of the wool for the United States. During the Revolutionary War, this area was captured by British forces and remained under its control until the end of the war.

East Meadow and nearby Attractions

  • Hofstra Museum
  • Cradle of Aviation Museum
  • Eisenhower Park
  • Bethpage State Park
  • Cherry Valley Golf Course
  • Roosevelt South Preserve

Things To Do In East Meadow

The Eisenhower Park is home to Safety Town which is a miniature town with paved streets, traffic intersections and some other features of a regular town. It is essentially used to teach children about traffic safety. Eisenhower Park also has a playground and picnic facilities. The town has several museums that deal with a variety of interesting subjects as well.

East Meadow Transportation

John F. Kennedy International Airport is nearby.

East Meadow Higher Education

Hofstra University, the New York Institute of Technology, SUNY College at Old Westbury and Nassau Community College provide facilities for higher studies.

Demographics

People

Total Population37,228
Male Share of the Population50%
Female Share of the Population50%
Senior Citizens18.6%
Employed Population 16+17,665
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married51.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher37.9%
Median Earnings25+$52,988
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,619
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,714

Wealth

Median Family Income$117,047
% Above Poverty Level95.4%
% Below Poverty Level4.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation8.8%

Housing

People Living Alone23.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,758
Median House Value$400,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)30.7%
Italian21.7%
Irish13.1%
German9.6%
Polish5.3%
Russian3.8%
English2.6%
Greek2.3%
West Indian1.5%
Portuguese1.1%
Haitian0.9%
French Except Basque0.7%
Swedish0.7%
Hungarian0.7%
Ukrainian0.7%
Scottish0.5%
Romanian0.5%
Arab0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Dutch0.4%
Jamaican0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
African0.3%
Maltese0.3%
Czech0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
US/American0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Israeli0.2%
Moroccan0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Guyanese0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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East Meadow Almanac

CategoryValue
County Nassau County
Standard Zip Codes11554
Phone Area Codes516
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.71
Approximate Longitude-73.55

East Meadow Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMINEOLA
Distance3.3 miles
Jan Temp25 to 38 F
Apr Temp41 to 58 F
Jul Temp66 to 83 F
Oct Temp47 to 63 F
Annual Precip46.3 inches
StationWANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance5.4 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
Distance21.9 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
Levittown51,073$115,290
North Bellmore19,720$128,750
North Merrick12,337$126,349
North Wantagh11,856$123,036
Roosevelt16,675$78,902
Uniondale31,755$82,457

East Meadow Public Libraries

East Meadow Public Library
1886 FRONT STREET
East Meadow, New York
(516) 794-2570

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East Meadow Hospitals

Nassau University Medical Center
(Government - District/authority)
2201 Hempstead Tpke
(516) 232-4000

East Meadow Public Schools

Barnum Woods School
500 May Ln
ZIP: 11554
(516) 564-6500
Primary
Total Enrollment 718
County Of Nassau/correctional Center
Carman Ave
ZIP: 11554
(516) 478-5776
Other
Total Enrollment 1
East Meadow High School
101 Carman Ave
ZIP: 11554
(516) 228-5331
High
Total Enrollment 1621
Mcvey Elementary School
2201 Devon St
ZIP: 11554
(516) 228-5300
Primary
Total Enrollment 655
Meadowbrook Elementary School
241 Old Westbury Rd
ZIP: 11554
(516) 520-4400
Primary
Total Enrollment 430
Parkway School
465 Bellmore Rd
ZIP: 11554
(516) 679-3500
Primary
Total Enrollment 488
Woodland Middle School
690 Wenwood Dr
ZIP: 11554
(516) 564-6523
Middle
Total Enrollment 1084

East Meadow Private Schools

Big Chiff Nursery School & Camp
2427 N Jerusalem Rd
ZIP: 11554
Elementary
Total Enrollment 25
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