Overview

Introduction to Uniondale, New York

Uniondale, New York, in Nassau county, is 1 mile E of Hempstead, New York (center to center) and 20 miles E of New York, New York. The town is conveniently located inside the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area.

Uniondale History

Uniondale is an unincorporated part of the Town of Hempstead. The region was first settled in by Europeans in the 1640s after the establishment of a treaty between the local Indians and English colonists. Though the early settlers came from the English colony of Connecticut, it was New Amsterdam that issued them a patent after the purchase of the land. Uniondale, which was earlier known as Turtle Hook, started developing after the opening of Mitchel Field, which is now home to the Nassau Community College and Hofstra University.

Uniondale and nearby Attractions

  • Hofstra Museum
  • Cradle of Aviation Museum
  • Eisenhower Park
  • Hempstead Lake State Park
  • Cherry Valley Golf Course
  • Belmont Park Race Rack

Things To Do In Uniondale

The Belmont Race Track, which is one of the most popular attractions in the neighborhood, is a thoroughbred horse-racing facility. The main track is around 1.5 miles long, and is the largest dirt track used in thoroughbred racing. The Hofstra Museum has an excellent collection of art exhibits and a sculpture garden. The Eisenhower Park is spread over an area of about 930 acres, and offers facilities like tennis courts, playgrounds, athletic fields, golf courses, an indoor swimming and diving center and a theater.

Uniondale Transportation

John F. Kennedy International is the nearest major airport.

Uniondale Higher Education

Hofstra University, New York Institute of Technology, SUNY College and Nassau Community College are nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population31,828
Male Share of the Population47.4%
Female Share of the Population52.6%
Senior Citizens14.6%
Employed Population 16+14,188
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married37%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.2%
Median Earnings25+$36,990
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,324
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,504

Wealth

Median Family Income$86,816
% Above Poverty Level88.5%
% Below Poverty Level11.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.1%
% Using Public Transportation10.4%

Housing

People Living Alone22.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,848
Median House Value$349,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)52.8%
West Indian12.9%
Jamaican5.9%
Italian5.5%
Haitian5.5%
Irish4.1%
German2.8%
Polish1.9%
Guyanese1.4%
African1.2%
Russian1.1%
Greek1%
Trinidad Tobago0.8%
French Except Basque0.7%
English0.7%
Hungarian0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Arab0.3%
Nigerian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
British0.3%
Scottish0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Belizean0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
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Uniondale Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyNassau County
Standard Zip Codes11553, 11556
Company Zip Codes11555
Phone Area Codes516
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.7
Approximate Longitude-73.59

Uniondale 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
Distance2.6 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
Distance6 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
Distance20.4 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
East Meadow37,358$121,845
North Merrick12,232$137,050
Roosevelt16,229$84,045
South Hempstead3,123$107,500

Uniondale Public Libraries

Uniondale Public Library
400 UNIONDALE AVENUE
Uniondale, New York
(516) 489-2220

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Uniondale Public Schools

California Avenue Elementary School
236 California Ave
ZIP: 11553
(516) 918-1851
Primary
Total Enrollment 793
Northern Parkway Elementary School
440 Northern Pkwy
ZIP: 11553
(516) 918-1705
Primary
Total Enrollment 760
Smith Street Elementary School
780 Smith St
ZIP: 11553
(516) 918-2002
Primary
Total Enrollment 434
Turtle Hook Middle School
975 Jerusalem Ave
ZIP: 11553
(516) 918-1301
Middle
Total Enrollment 774
Uniondale High School
933 Goodrich St
ZIP: 11553
(516) 560-8820
High
Total Enrollment 2220
Walnut Street Elementary School
1270 Walnut St
ZIP: 11553
(516) 918-2201
Primary
Total Enrollment 604

Uniondale Private Schools

Hanc - Middle & High School
215 Oak St
ZIP: 11553
Secondary
Total Enrollment 437
Kellenberg Memorial High School
1400 Glenn Curtiss Blvd
ZIP: 11553
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 2553
Pat Kam School & Early Childhood Center
705 Nassau Rd
ZIP: 11553
Elementary
Total Enrollment 50
St Martin De Porres Marianist School
530 Hempstead Blvd
ZIP: 11553
Elementary
Total Enrollment 391
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