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Overview

Introduction to Oceanside, New York

Oceanside, New York, in Nassau county, is 4 miles S of Hempstead, New York and 19 miles E of New York, New York. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area with.

Oceanside History

The present day town of Oceanside was originally known as South Bay. The area was renamed Christian Hook and changed to Oceanville in 1864. However, since there was already another Oceanville in New York, the name of this town was changed to Ocean Side in 1890. The first school of the area was built in 1838.

Oceanside and nearby Attractions

  • Belmont Park race track
  • Hofstra Museum
  • Jones Beach State Park
  • Fine Arts Museum of Long Island
  • Hempstead Lake State Park
  • Children's Museum of Manhattan

Things To Do In Oceanside

Oceanside offers a number of recreational facilities for both its residents and visitors. The Long Island Children's Museum, African American Museum and the Rock Hall Museum are all worth visiting. The Valley Stream State Park, Lido Beach Town Park and Eisenhower Park are also nearby. The Bronx Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Brooklyn Children's Museum and the Floating Pool at Brooklyn Bridge Park Beach are ideal family destinations. Golfers can spend their leisure hours at the Bay Park Golf Course.

Oceanside Transportation

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

Oceanside Higher Education

Nassau Community College, Hofstra University, SUNY College at Old Westbury and Adelphi University offer facilities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population30,813
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens17.6%
Employed Population 16+15,219
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married58.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher42.7%
Median Earnings25+$57,760
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,777

Wealth

Median Family Income$121,531
% Above Poverty Level94.8%
% Below Poverty Level5.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation14.4%

Housing

People Living Alone19.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,370
Median House Value$437,300

Ancestry

Italian30.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.9%
Irish16.7%
German8.8%
Polish6.4%
Russian5.9%
English2.9%
Ukrainian2.1%
Austrian1.3%
French Except Basque1.2%
Hungarian0.9%
Norwegian0.7%
Scottish0.6%
Greek0.6%
Dutch0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Romanian0.5%
Portuguese0.5%
Czech0.5%
Lithuanian0.4%
Brazilian0.3%
Turkish0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Israeli0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Danishn0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Iranian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Slovene0.1%
African0.1%
South African0.1%
Maltese0.1%
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Oceanside Almanac

CategoryValue
County Nassau County
Standard Zip Codes11572
Phone Area Codes516
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.63
Approximate Longitude-73.63

Oceanside 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
Distance6.6 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
Distance7.4 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 AVE V BROOKLYN
Distance18.2 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Baldwin811$60,313
Baldwin Harbor7,530$131,413
East Rockaway9,815$132,917
Hewlett Harbor1,247$235,000
Lynbrook19,584$106,515
Rockville Centre24,262$138,824

Oceanside Public Libraries

Oceanside Library
30 DAVISON AVENUE
Oceanside, New York
(516) 766-2360

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Oceanside Public Schools

Castleton Academy High School Of Oceanside
25 Castleton Ct
ZIP: 11572
(516) 678-7593
High
Total Enrollment 61
School 2
2745 Terrell Ave
ZIP: 11572
(516) 678-7557
Primary
Total Enrollment 410
School 3
2852 Fortesque Ave
ZIP: 11572
(516) 678-7564
Primary
Total Enrollment 487
School 4
3210 Oceanside Rd
ZIP: 11572
(516) 678-7581
Primary
Total Enrollment 333
School 5
2440 N Oceanside Rd
ZIP: 11572
(516) 678-7585
Primary
Total Enrollment 551
School 6-kindergarten Center
25 Castleton Ct
ZIP: 11572
(516) 594-2345
Primary
Total Enrollment 399
School 7-oceanside Senior High School
3160 Skillman Ave
ZIP: 11572
(516) 678-7526
High
Total Enrollment 1782
School 8
3252 Fulton Ave
ZIP: 11572
(516) 678-8503
Primary
Total Enrollment 422
School 9e-boardman Elem School
170 Beatrice Ave
ZIP: 11572
(516) 678-8510
Primary
Total Enrollment 337
School 9m-oceanside Middle School
186 Alice Ave
ZIP: 11572
(516) 678-8518
Middle
Total Enrollment 845
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