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Overview

Introduction to Great Neck, New York

Great Neck, New York, in Nassau county, is 8 miles S of New Rochelle, New York (center to center) and 13 miles E of New York, New York.

Great Neck History

The area was originally inhabited by the Mattinecock Native Americans. Settlers arrived in the late 1600s, when the community was known as "Madnan's Neck". Later it was divided in two to form "Little Neck" and "Great Neck" and it was primarily a farming community. In the late 19th century, the New York and Flushing Railroad's railhead was established in Great Neck, which turned it into a commuter town. The village saw an influx of Ashkenazi Jews following the end of World War II. In the 1980s, a number of affluent Iranian Jews arrived in Great Neck, and Orthodox Jews arrived in the late 20th century. The village also has numerous Chinese and Korean immigrants. The village, which is now situated in the town of North Hempstead, also formed a backdrop to F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel "The Great Gatsby".

Great Neck and Nearby Attractions

  • Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site
  • African American Museum
  • Bergen County Zoological Park
  • Hempstead Lake State Park
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium

Things To Do In Great Neck

Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site, which includes the church built in 1665 and 9,000 graves dating back to the 1700s, is a place of historic interest near Great Neck. The village also offers easy access to a number of museums such as the African American Museum, the Queens County Farm Museum, the Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, the Science Museum of Long Island, and the Long Island Children's Museum. Brooklyn Heights Promenade is a popular destination in the area where visitors can see the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and downtown Manhattan. Hiking, biking, horseback riding, picnicking, and fishing can be enjoyed at the Hempstead Lake State Park, Bronx Park, Tibbetts Brook Park, and Valley Stream State Park.

Great Neck Transportation

John F Kennedy International Airport is the closest major airport.

Great Neck Higher Education

Colleges near Great Neck are CUNY - Queens College, SUNY Maritime College, and CUNY Queensborough Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,183
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens18%
Employed Population 16+4,310
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married61.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher53.4%
Median Earnings25+$47,083
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$29,048
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,820

Wealth

Median Family Income$101,619
% Above Poverty Level94.4%
% Below Poverty Level5.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home8.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.6%
% Using Public Transportation23.3%

Housing

People Living Alone18.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,969
Median House Value$763,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)28.3%
Iranian24.2%
Russian5.6%
Polish4.9%
Israeli4.8%
Irish4%
Italian3.3%
German2.4%
Arab2.3%
Iraqi1.3%
Hungarian1.2%
English1%
Lithuanian0.9%
Ukrainian0.6%
Austrian0.5%
French Except Basque0.5%
Scottish0.4%
Dutch0.4%
West Indian0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Czech0.2%
Maltese0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Romanian0.1%
African0.1%
South African0.1%
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Great Neck Almanac

CategoryValue
County Nassau County
Standard Zip Codes11023, 11020, 11024, 11021
P.O. Box Zip Codes11022, 11026, 11027
Phone Area Codes516
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.8
Approximate Longitude-73.73

Great Neck 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
Distance7.5 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
StationNEW YORK LA GUARDIA AP
Distance8.2 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
StationNEW YORK JFK INTL AP
Distance11.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Great Neck Estates2,820$174,167
Harbor Hills572$178,839
Kensington1,176$219,167
Saddle Rock868$152,361
Saddle Rock Estates297$158,393
Thomaston2,737$174,250

Great Neck Public Libraries

Great Neck Library
159 BAYVIEW AVENUE
Great Neck, New York
(516) 466-8055

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Great Neck Public Schools

Great Neck South High School
341 Lakeville Rd
ZIP: 11020
(516) 441-4800
High
Total Enrollment 1218
Great Neck South Middle School
349 Lakeville Rd
ZIP: 11020
(516) 441-4600
Middle
Total Enrollment 774
Lakeville Elementary School
47-27 Jayson Ave
ZIP: 11020
(516) 441-4300
Primary
Total Enrollment 743
E M Baker School
69 Baker Hill Rd
ZIP: 11023
(516) 441-4100
Primary
Total Enrollment 596
Great Neck North High School
35 Polo Rd
ZIP: 11023
(516) 441-4700
High
Total Enrollment 1073
Great Neck North Middle School
77 Polo Rd
ZIP: 11023
(516) 441-4500
Middle
Total Enrollment 736
Saddle Rock School
10 Hawthorne Ln
ZIP: 11023
(516) 441-4400
Primary
Total Enrollment 551
Village School
614 Middle Neck Rd
ZIP: 11023
(516) 441-4900
High
Total Enrollment 48
John F Kennedy School
1-a Grassfield Rd
ZIP: 11024
(516) 441-4200
Primary
Total Enrollment 494

Great Neck Private Schools

Countryside Montessori School
354 Lakeville Rd
ZIP: 11020
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
North Shore Hebrew Academy High School
400 N Service Rd
ZIP: 11020
Secondary
Total Enrollment 385
Long Island Hebrew Academy
122 Cuttermill Rd
ZIP: 11021
Elementary
Total Enrollment 109
North Shore Hebrew Academy
16 Cherry Ln
ZIP: 11024
Elementary
Total Enrollment 522
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