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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.

People

Total Population 10,052
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 12.7%
Employed Population 16+ 4,314
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 44.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.5%
Median Earnings25+ $30,856
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,279
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,289

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,357
% Above Poverty Level 82.9%
% Below Poverty Level 17.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 9.6%
% Using Public Transportation 22.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,340
Median House Value $370,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 66.5%
US/American 0%
English 1.4%
Irish 5.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Inwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles SW of Hempstead, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 14 miles SE of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11096
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.621
Longitude -73.747

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)

Station NEW YORK JFK INTL AP
Distance 1.3 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 39 F
Apr Temp 42 to 59 F
Jul Temp 67 to 83 F
Oct Temp 49 to 64 F
Annual Precip 42.4 inches
Station NEW YORK AVE V BROOKLYN
Distance 12.5 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 39 F
Apr Temp 45 to 60 F
Jul Temp 70 to 85 F
Oct Temp 50 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches
Station WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance 13.1 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 37 F
Apr Temp 40 to 55 F
Jul Temp 67 to 81 F
Oct Temp 47 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Inwood, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Far Rockaway (11096)

Inwood Finance (11096)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Atlantic Beach 1,511 $130,417
Cedarhurst 6,655 $100,978
Hewlett Neck 352 $207,222
Lawrence 1,780 $49,653

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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