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Overview

Introduction to East Rockaway, New York

East Rockaway, New York, in Nassau county, is 5 miles SW of Hempstead, New York and 17 miles E of New York, New York. The village is conveniently located inside the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area.

East Rockaway History

East Rockaway was originally known as Near Rockaway. Because of its proximity to deep inland channels, the town was suitable for ships and started as a center for shipping and trading. Joseph Havilland built the first grist mill in the area in 1688. The present name, East Rockaway, was adopted by the village in 1869. It was officially incorporated in 1900 with a population of 969.

East Rockaway and nearby Attractions

  • Bay Park
  • East Rockaway Grist Mill Museum
  • Belmont Park race track
  • Rock Hall Museum
  • Fine Arts Museum of Long Island
  • Cradle of Aviation Museum

Things To Do In East Rockaway

As it is located close to the Atlantic Ocean, the many beaches in the area provide recreation to the resident of East Rockaway. There are a number of golf courses nearby, which offer excellent facilities.

East Rockaway Transportation

John F. Kennedy International Airport is nearby.

East Rockaway Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at Nassau Community College, Adelphi University, Hofstra University and the New York Institute of Technology.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,815
Male Share of the Population49.9%
Female Share of the Population50.1%
Senior Citizens15.7%
Employed Population 16+4,989
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married53.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher45.4%
Median Earnings25+$54,783
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,457
Median Earnings With High School Degree$45,583

Wealth

Median Family Income$132,917
% Above Poverty Level97.7%
% Below Poverty Level2.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation18%

Housing

People Living Alone29.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,868
Median House Value$443,600

Ancestry

Italian30%
Irish28.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.4%
German7.5%
Russian4.6%
English4.1%
Polish3.6%
Greek3.4%
Austrian1.1%
Romanian1.1%
Canadian1.1%
Hungarian1.1%
Scottish0.9%
Arab0.8%
French Except Basque0.8%
Czech0.6%
Norwegian0.4%
Guyanese0.3%
Israeli0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Danishn0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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East Rockaway Almanac

CategoryValue
County Nassau County
Standard Zip Codes11518
Phone Area Codes516
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.64
Approximate Longitude-73.66

East Rockaway 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
Distance5.1 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
Distance8.9 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 AVE V BROOKLYN
Distance16.7 miles
Jan Temp26 to 39 F
Apr Temp45 to 60 F
Jul Temp70 to 85 F
Oct Temp50 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Hewlett6,043$101,250
Hewlett Bay Park366$250
Hewlett Harbor1,247$235,000
Lynbrook19,584$106,515
Oceanside30,813$121,531
Rockville Centre24,262$138,824

East Rockaway Public Libraries

East Rockaway Public Library
477 ATLANTIC AVENUE
East Rockaway, New York
(516) 599-1664

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East Rockaway Public Schools

Centre Avenue Elementary School
55 Centre Ave
ZIP: 11518
(516) 887-8300
Primary
Total Enrollment 343
East Rockaway Junior-senior High School
443 Ocean Ave
ZIP: 11518
(516) 887-8300
High
Total Enrollment 554
Rhame Avenue Elementary School
100 Rhame Ave
ZIP: 11518
(516) 887-8300
Primary
Total Enrollment 308
Waverly Park School
320 Waverly Ave
ZIP: 11518
(516) 887-6589
Primary
Total Enrollment 219

East Rockaway Private Schools

Jack & Jill Montessori School
23 Front St
ZIP: 11518
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
St Raymond Elementary School
263 Atlantic Ave
ZIP: 11518
Elementary
Total Enrollment 241
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