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Overview

Introduction to Elmont, New York

Elmont, New York, in Nassau county, is 5 miles W of Hempstead, New York and 14 miles E ofNew York, New York. The town is located in the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area.

Elmont History

Thomas and Christopher Foster purchased a considerably large tract of land from the Dutch in 1650. They had planned to raise cattle and sheep on the plot, and named it "Foster’s Meadow." The area was known by this name for the next 200 years. Foster’s Meadow became a part of Queens County in 1683, after the English took control of the area. The area underwent significant political reshuffling in 1882, and was subdivided into several districts.

Elmont and nearby Attractions

  • Valley Stream State Park
  • Hempstead Lake State Park
  • Queens County Farm Museum
  • Cradle of Aviation Museum
  • Nassau County Park Golf Course
  • Belmont Park Race Track

Things To Do In Elmont

Elmont provides a wonderful mix of recreational activities. The nearby beaches are the most popular spots where people enjoy a variety of beach-based activities. There are a number of lakes and parks in and around the town as well. One also has access to several golf courses in Elmont. The Belmont Race Track is also nearby and attracts a large number of visitors.

Elmont Transportation

The John F. Kennedy International Airport is a few miles away.

Elmont Higher Education

Nassau Community College, Adelphi University, CUNY Queensborough Community College and St. John's University are the nearby centers of higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population37,057
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens12.5%
Employed Population 16+19,304
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married44.1%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.9%
Median Earnings25+$40,277
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,317
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,474

Wealth

Median Family Income$97,772
% Above Poverty Level92.9%
% Below Poverty Level7.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time40 minutes
% Working from Home1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation21.8%

Housing

People Living Alone13.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,623
Median House Value$365,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)45.3%
West Indian26%
Haitian14.8%
Jamaican8.6%
Italian7.1%
German3.2%
Irish3%
African2.5%
Guyanese2.2%
Trinidad Tobago1.1%
Polish1.1%
Nigerian0.9%
English0.7%
Russian0.7%
Hungarian0.7%
French Except Basque0.6%
Scottish0.5%
Brazilian0.3%
Turkish0.3%
British0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Afghan)0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Barbadian0.1%
US Virgin Isl0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Swedish0.1%
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Elmont Almanac

CategoryValue
County Nassau County
Standard Zip Codes11003
Phone Area Codes516
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.7
Approximate Longitude-73.7

Elmont 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
Distance5.4 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
Distance10.6 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
StationWANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance11.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bellerose1,318$182,386
Bellerose Terrace2,017$116,667
Floral Park16,189$127,664
North Valley Stream18,597$112,770

Elmont Public Libraries

Elmont Public Library
700 HEMPSTEAD TURNPIKE
Elmont, New York
(516) 354-5280

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Elmont Public Schools

Dutch Broadway School
1880 Dutch Broadway
ZIP: 11003
(516) 326-5550
Primary
Total Enrollment 824
Elmont Memorial High School
555 Ridge Rd
ZIP: 11003
(516) 488-9200
High
Total Enrollment 1738
Gotham Avenue School
181 Gotham Ave
ZIP: 11003
(516) 326-5540
Primary
Total Enrollment 613
Clara H Carlson School
235 Belmont Blvd
ZIP: 11003
(516) 326-5570
Primary
Total Enrollment 845
Covert Avenue School
144 Covert Ave
ZIP: 11003
(516) 326-5560
Primary
Total Enrollment 750

Elmont Private Schools

Meacham Child Care & Learning Center
500 Meacham Ave
ZIP: 11003
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
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