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Overview

Introduction to Inwood, New York

Inwood, New York, in Nassau county, is 8 miles SW of Hempstead, New York (center to center) and 14 miles SE of New York, New York.

Inwood History

The area was settled by Jamaica Bay fishermen in 1817, and was known as "North West Point". Follwing the American Civil War, it was called "Westville". The Inwood end of Lord Avenue was constructed at the same time as a neighboring community's development. The area's first post office was established on February 25, 1889 and during the same year, the town was renamed "Inwood". The community is home to a number of Italians and Albanians. Inwood is currently one of the Five Towns within the Town of Hempstead.

Inwood and Nearby Attractions

  • Louis Armstrong House
  • Rock Hall Museum
  • Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
  • George Washington Bridge
  • Gateway National Recreation Area

Things To Do In Inwood

Rock Hall Museum, which is housed in a pre-Revolutionary War home, showcases artifacts found in the area during excavations in the 18th and 19th century. The Louis Armstrong House, and Wyckoff House are places of historic interest within 10 miles of Inwood. The 26,000-acre Gateway National Recreation Area is a popular place to visit as well. Other attractions include the George Washington Bridge, Prospect Park Zoo, Staten Island Botanical Garden, Belmont Park race track, and Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium.

Inwood Transportation

Air transportation is available from the John F Kennedy International Airport.

Inwood Higher Education

Adelphi University, CUNY Queensborough Community College, Nassau Community College, and Hofstra University are some of the colleges near Inwood.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,304
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens12.7%
Employed Population 16+4,775
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married41.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.8%
Median Earnings25+$33,998
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,811
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,956

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,157
% Above Poverty Level83.3%
% Below Poverty Level16.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work9.1%
% Using Public Transportation20.6%

Housing

People Living Alone18.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,362
Median House Value$375,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)56.3%
Italian15.3%
Irish6.5%
West Indian4.5%
German3.1%
Jamaican1.8%
Polish1.6%
Haitian1%
English0.9%
Russian0.7%
Trinidad Tobago0.6%
Arab0.5%
Welsh0.3%
Greek0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
African0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Icelander0.2%
British0.2%
Lithuanian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
French Except Basque0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Turkish0.1%
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Inwood Almanac

CategoryValue
County Nassau County
Standard Zip Codes11096
Phone Area Codes516,718,347,929
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.62
Approximate Longitude-73.75

Inwood 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
Distance1.3 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
StationNEW YORK AVE V BROOKLYN
Distance12.5 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
StationWANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance13.1 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
Atlantic Beach1,473$157,900
Cedarhurst6,685$99,783
Hewlett Neck398$214,250
Woodmere17,376$157,075
Woodsburgh793$206,250

Inwood Public Schools

2 School
1 Donahue Ave
ZIP: 11096
(516) 295-6200
Primary
Total Enrollment 409
4 School
87 Wanser Ave
ZIP: 11096
(516) 295-6400
Primary
Total Enrollment 338

Inwood Private Schools

Yeshiva Ketana Of Long Island
321 Doughty Blvd
ZIP: 11096
Elementary
Total Enrollment 323
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