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Overview

Introduction to Long Beach, New York

Long Beach, New York, in Nassau county, is 8 miles S of Hempstead, New York and 19 miles SE of New York, New York. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area with.

Long Beach History

Long Beach was originally inhabited by Rockaway Indians. It was first settled in by Europeans in 1643, when baymen and farmers who used the land for fishing and harvesting arrived. A lifesaving station was established in the city in 1849. A builder from Brooklyn, Austin Corbin, tried to develop the island as a resort. He also formed a partnership with the Long Island Railroad in 1880 and financed the New York and Long Beach Railroad Co. to lay track from Lynbrook to Long Beach. Long Beach was incorporated as a village in 1918. It became a city in 1922.

Long Beach and nearby Attractions

  • Hempstead Lake State Park
  • Rock Hall Museum
  • New York Aquarium
  • Brooklyn Children's Museum
  • Prospect Park Zoo
  • Queens Zoo

Things To Do In Long Beach

While staying in Long Beach, you can spend your leisure hours at Beach Park. You can also visit Jones Beach State Park, Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park and Riverbank State Park. The Long Island Children's Museum, Tackapausha Museum and Preserve, African American Museum, Fine Arts Museum of Long Island and the Rock Hall Museum are all popular spots as well. The city is also close to the Queens Botanical Garden, Queens Zoo and the New York Aquarium. The City of Long Beach organizes several recreational events and annual festivals as well, such as the Colors of Long Beach and the Family Festival by the Sea.

Long Beach Transportation

John F. Kennedy International is the nearest major airport.

Long Beach Higher Education

Rabbinical College of Long Island lies within the city. Nassau Community College, Hofstra University and Adelphi University are also close by.

Demographics

People

Total Population33,670
Male Share of the Population45.9%
Female Share of the Population54.1%
Senior Citizens17.3%
Employed Population 16+17,850
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married40.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher46.7%
Median Earnings25+$51,746
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,203
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,375

Wealth

Median Family Income$102,031
% Above Poverty Level91.7%
% Below Poverty Level8.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time40 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.3%
% Using Public Transportation18.6%

Housing

People Living Alone38.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,717
Median House Value$455,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)29.4%
Irish21.3%
Italian18.7%
German9%
Russian5.7%
Polish4.8%
English3.3%
French Except Basque1.1%
Greek0.7%
Austrian0.7%
Swedish0.7%
West Indian0.6%
Scottish0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Dutch0.4%
Arab0.4%
Guyanese0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
Czech0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Romanian0.3%
US/American0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Israeli0.3%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
African0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
New Zealand0.2%
Brazilian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Estonian0.1%
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Long Beach Almanac

CategoryValue
County Nassau County
Standard Zip Codes11561
Phone Area Codes516
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.59
Approximate Longitude-73.65

Long Beach 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
Distance6.5 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
Distance9.3 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
StationSANDY HOOK
Distance19.6 miles
Jan Temp26 to 38 F
Apr Temp42 to 58 F
Jul Temp68 to 83 F
Oct Temp49 to 64 F
Annual Precip43.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Barnum Island2,399$122,768
Harbor Isle1,206$101,875
Hewlett Harbor1,247$235,000
Hewlett Neck363$211,250
Island Park4,718$112,866
Lido Beach2,699$199,375

Long Beach Public Libraries

Long Beach Public Library
111 WEST PARK AVENUE
Long Beach, New York
(516) 432-7201

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Long Beach Public Schools

Long Beach Middle School
239 Lido Blvd
ZIP: 11561
(516) 897-2162
Middle
Total Enrollment 786
West Elementary School
91 Maryland Ave
ZIP: 11561
(516) 897-2215
Primary
Total Enrollment 369
Long Beach Senior High School
322 Lagoon Dr W
ZIP: 11561
(516) 897-2012
High
Total Enrollment 1324
East Elementary School
456 Neptune Blvd
ZIP: 11561
(516) 897-2184
Primary
Total Enrollment 381
Lindell Boulevard School
601 Lindell Blvd
ZIP: 11561
(516) 897-2198
Primary
Total Enrollment 401
Lido Elementary School
237 Lido Blvd
ZIP: 11561
(516) 897-2140
Primary
Total Enrollment 592

Long Beach Private Schools

Harriet Eisman Community School
165 E Park Ave
ZIP: 11561
Secondary
Total Enrollment 104
Hebrew Academy Of Long Beach
530 W Broadway
ZIP: 11561
Elementary
Total Enrollment 772
Mesivta Of Long Beach
205 W Beech St
ZIP: 11561
Secondary
Total Enrollment 139
Harriet E Snow Community School
165 E Park Ave
ZIP: 11561
Secondary
Total Enrollment 87
Long Beach Catholic Regional School
735 W Broadway
ZIP: 11561
Elementary
Total Enrollment 456
Montessori School Of Long Beach
111 Delaware Ave
ZIP: 11561
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
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