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Overview

Introduction to North Merrick, New York

North Merrick, New York, in Nassau county, is 3 miles E of Hempstead, New York and 22 miles E of New York, New York. The town is included in the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area.

North Merrick History

North Merrick is a census designated place in Nassau County. It was originally inhabited by Native Americans and the area was named after an Indian tribe. The community is located within the Town of Hempstead, which was first settled in by Europeans in 1644. The early settlers were mostly from the English colony of Connecticut. Hempstead includes over 20 incorporated villages and around 35 unincorporated hamlets.

North Merrick and nearby Attractions

  • Jones Beach State Park
  • Adventureland Amusement Park
  • Hempstead Lake State Park
  • Bronx Zoo
  • Brooklyn Children's Museum

Things To Do In North Merrick

North Merrick has several recreational facilities. You can visit the Valley Stream State Park, Bethpage State Park, Jones Beach State Park and Hempstead Lake State Park during your leisure hours. The Tackapausha Museum and Preserve, Hicksville Gregory Museum, African American Museum, Fine Arts Museum of Long Island and the Long Island Children's Museum are also close to the community. You can also plan a day trip to the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and the Children's Museum of Manhattan.

North Merrick Transportation

The nearest airport is Republic Airport.

North Merrick Higher Education

Hofstra University and New York Institute of Technology- Old Westbury are close by.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,337
Male Share of the Population51.1%
Female Share of the Population48.9%
Senior Citizens14.7%
Employed Population 16+6,381
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married57.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher46.9%
Median Earnings25+$60,907
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,306
Median Earnings With High School Degree$42,813

Wealth

Median Family Income$126,349
% Above Poverty Level97.5%
% Below Poverty Level2.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation15.7%

Housing

People Living Alone11.7%
Median Gross Rent$2,181
Median House Value$457,500

Ancestry

Italian30%
Irish29.7%
German15.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15%
English4.9%
Polish4%
Russian2.8%
Greek2.4%
French Except Basque1.1%
Hungarian0.7%
Austrian0.7%
Scottish0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Haitian0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Afghan)0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Croatian0.2%
African0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Arab0.1%
US/American0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
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North Merrick Almanac

CategoryValue
County Nassau County
Standard Zip Codes11566
Phone Area Codes516
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.65
Approximate Longitude-73.55

North Merrick 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
Distance4 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
StationWANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance4.4 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
Distance22.1 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
Bellmore15,722$136,741
East Meadow37,228$117,047
Merrick20,808$151,082
North Bellmore19,720$128,750
Roosevelt16,675$78,902
Uniondale31,755$82,457

North Merrick Public Libraries

North Merrick Public Library
1691 MEADOWBROOK ROAD
North Merrick, New York
(516) 378-7474

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North Merrick Public Schools

Harold D Fayette School
1057 Merrick Ave
ZIP: 11566
(516) 489-3090
Primary
Total Enrollment 269
Park Avenue School
1599 Park Ave
ZIP: 11566
(516) 992-3000
Primary
Total Enrollment 354

North Merrick Private Schools

Sacred Heart School
730 Merrick Ave
ZIP: 11566
Elementary
Total Enrollment 159
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