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Overview

Introduction to Plainview, New York

Plainview, New York, in Nassau county, is 4 miles NE of Levittown, New York and 27 miles E of New York, New York. The town is part of the Nassau- Suffolk metropolitan area.

Plainview History

Plainview's origin dates back to 1695, when Robert Williams purchased land in this area. Its earliest settlers named it Manetto Hill. This was inspired by the Native American word for "God." Residents petitioned for a local post office in 1885, but they were turned down by the United States Postal Service because the name of the town was already in use. The residents then renamed the town Plainview, in reference to the "plain-view" of Hempstead Plains that was visible from the top of Manetto Hill.

Plainview and nearby Attractions

  • Bethpage State Park
  • Cantiague Park
  • West Hills County Park
  • Oyster Bay Golf Course
  • Blue Mountain
  • Hicksville Gregory Museum

Things To Do In Plainview

Plainview has several community parks, including the Plainview-Old Bethpage Community Park, which is spread over 19 acres of land and features tennis courts, baseball and softball fields, racquetball/handball courts, a children's pool, an Olympic sized pool, basketball courts, wooded trails and a children's playground. Plainview is also home to Manetto Hills Park, which is a nature preserve.

Plainview Transportation

John F. Kennedy International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Plainview Higher Education

SUNY College of Technology, Hofstra University and the New York Institute of Technology provide facilities for higher studies.

Demographics

People

Total Population26,087
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens18.6%
Employed Population 16+12,662
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married66.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher62.2%
Median Earnings25+$67,595
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,889
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,750

Wealth

Median Family Income$146,652
% Above Poverty Level97.1%
% Below Poverty Level2.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time38 minutes
% Working from Home4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation17.3%

Housing

People Living Alone15.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,614
Median House Value$503,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)28%
Italian15.3%
Russian10%
Polish9.2%
Irish7.9%
German7.7%
English2.6%
Greek2.1%
Austrian1.4%
Dutch1.3%
Hungarian1.2%
Iranian1%
Israeli0.9%
West Indian0.6%
French Except Basque0.6%
Romanian0.6%
Arab0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Turkish0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
Czech0.4%
Scottish0.4%
Swedish0.4%
US/American0.3%
Haitian0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
South African0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
African0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Plainview Almanac

CategoryValue
County Nassau County
Standard Zip Codes11803
Phone Area Codes516,631
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.78
Approximate Longitude-73.47

Plainview 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
Distance8.4 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
Distance8.9 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 LA GUARDIA AP
Distance21.8 miles
Jan Temp27 to 39 F
Apr Temp44 to 60 F
Jul Temp70 to 85 F
Oct Temp51 to 65 F
Annual Precip44.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bethpage16,197$124,047
Farmingdale8,532$103,441
Hicksville42,856$111,969
Melville18,320$155,057
Old Bethpage5,439$142,750

Plainview Public Libraries

Plainview-old Bethpage Public Library
999 OLD COUNTRY ROAD
Plainview, New York
(516) 938-0077

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Plainview Hospitals

Plainview Hospital
(Non-profit)
888 Old Country Rd
(516) 719-2222

Plainview Public Schools

Kramer Lane Elementary School
1 Kramer Ln
ZIP: 11803
(516) 644-4501
Primary
Total Enrollment 326
Parkway School
300 Manetto Hill Rd
ZIP: 11803
(516) 434-3358
Primary
Total Enrollment 353
Baylis Elementary School
580 Woodbury Rd
ZIP: 11803
(516) 364-5798
Primary
Total Enrollment 423
Plainview-old Bethpage/jfk High School
50 Kennedy Dr
ZIP: 11803
(516) 434-3125
High
Total Enrollment 1554
H B Mattlin Middle School
100 Washington Ave
ZIP: 11803
(516) 434-3250
Middle
Total Enrollment 758
Plainview-old Bethpage Kindergarten Center
33 Bedford Rd
ZIP: 11803
(516) 434-3479
Primary
Total Enrollment 361
Stratford Road School
33 Bedford Rd
ZIP: 11803
(516) 434-3387
Primary
Total Enrollment 402
Pasadena Elementary School
3 Richard Ct
ZIP: 11803
(516) 434-3451
Primary
Total Enrollment 353
Plainview-old Bethpage Middle School
121 Central Park Rd
ZIP: 11803
(516) 434-3308
Middle
Total Enrollment 774

Plainview Private Schools

Hebrew Academy Of Nassau County
25 Country Dr
ZIP: 11803
Elementary
Total Enrollment 126
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