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Overview

Introduction to Lawrence, New York

Lawrence, New York, in Nassau county, is 8 miles SW of Hempstead, New York (center to center) and 15 miles SE of New York, New York.

Lawrence History

The present day Village of Lawrence, which was once vast farmlands, was converted into a summer resort by Alfred, Newbold and George Lawrence. The Lawrence Brothers catered to the wealthy and the famous from New York City who visited to enjoy the summer season. The place was named after either the Lawrence Brothers or the naval hero, James Lawrence. It was officially incorporated as a village on September 13, 1897.

Lawrence and Nearby Attractions

  • Hicks Beach
  • Rock Hall Museum
  • Belmont Park race track
  • Gateway National Recreation Area
  • Louis Armstrong House
  • Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Things To Do In Lawrence

Museums in the area are the African American Museum, the Queens County Farm Museum, and the Hofstra Museum. Nearby historic sites include Castle Clinton National Monument, Old Westbury Gardens, and Morris-Jumel Mansion. There are numerous parks near Lawrence including Battery Park, Bethpage State Park, Valley Stream State Park, and Jones Beach State Park. Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, Glen Rock Arboretum, and Brooklyn Heights Promenade are other popular attractions near Lawrence.

Lawrence Transportation

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

Lawrence Higher Education

Adelphi University, Hofstra University, Molloy College, and CUNY - Queens College are situated near Lawrence.

Demographics

People

Total Population1,767
Male Share of the Population53.4%
Female Share of the Population46.6%
Senior Citizens11.5%
Employed Population 16+590
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married53.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.4%
Median Earnings25+$31,993
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,786
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,304

Wealth

Median Family Income$44,044
% Above Poverty Level72.6%
% Below Poverty Level27.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone19.8%
Median Gross Rent$564
Median House Value$70,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.6%
French Except Basque17.5%
German14.8%
English14.3%
Irish11.1%
Italian7.6%
Canadian4.3%
Scottish3.3%
Ukrainian2.4%
Portuguese2.3%
Norwegian1.6%
Polish1.5%
Dutch1.3%
Belgian0.6%
Swedish0.4%
Hungarian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Lawrence Almanac

CategoryValue
County Nassau County
Standard Zip Codes11559
Phone Area Codes516,718
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.6
Approximate Longitude-73.71

Lawrence 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
Distance2.3 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
StationWANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance12.3 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 CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance17 miles
Jan Temp26 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 84 F
Oct Temp50 to 64 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Atlantic Beach1,574$151,635
Cedarhurst6,652$106,719
Hewlett Neck363$211,250
Inwood9,746$51,691

Lawrence Public Libraries

Peninsula Public Library
280 CENTRAL AVENUE
Lawrence, New York
(516) 239-3262

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Lawrence Public Schools

Lawrence Middle School
195 Broadway
ZIP: 11559
(516) 295-7000
Middle
Total Enrollment 776

Lawrence Private Schools

Mesivta Ateres Yaakov
131 Washington Ave
ZIP: 11559
Secondary
Total Enrollment 169
The Brandeis School
25 Frost Ln
ZIP: 11559
Elementary
Total Enrollment 212
Rambam Mesivta
15 Frost Ln
ZIP: 11559
Secondary
Total Enrollment 175
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