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Overview

Introduction to Westbury, New York

Westbury, New York, in Nassau county, is 3 miles NE of Hempstead, New York and 20 miles E of New York, New York. Westbury is part of the surrounding Nassau- Suffolk metro area.

Westbury History

The first settlers arrived in this region in the year 1658, when the area was known as the Hempstead Plains. Most of the early settlers were Quakers. The village of Westbury was officially incorporated in 1932. It is now in the Town of North Hempstead.

Westbury and nearby Attractions

  • Fine Arts Museum of Long Island
  • African American Museum
  • Old Westbury Gardens
  • Saint Brigid Church
  • Belmont Park Race Track
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium

Things To Do In Westbury

The village of Westbury affords easy access to a number of historical sites and museums. The former estate of John S. Phipps, called Old Westbury Gardens, has around 160 acres of gardens and landscaped grounds. The Roslyn Grist Mill, African American Museum, Fine Arts Museum of Long Island and Nassau County Museum of Art provide valuable information about the local history and culture. The Long Island Children's Museum is also a good place to plan a trip with youngsters. One can also pay a visit to the Belmont Park race track, the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium or the Squirrel Sanctuary Inc.

Westbury Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Republic Airport.

Westbury Higher Education

Nassau County Boces School of Practical Nursing is the local institute of higher learning. Other colleges and universities nearby include Hofstra University, the New York Institute of Technology-Old Westbury, SUNY College at Old Westbury, Nassau Community College and Adelphi University.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,319
Male Share of the Population47.6%
Female Share of the Population52.4%
Senior Citizens15.8%
Employed Population 16+7,807
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married50.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher37.1%
Median Earnings25+$45,603
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,658
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,281

Wealth

Median Family Income$110,714
% Above Poverty Level93.8%
% Below Poverty Level6.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation11.5%

Housing

People Living Alone23.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,611
Median House Value$416,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)42.1%
Italian15%
West Indian10%
Irish7.7%
German4.8%
Jamaican4.1%
Haitian4%
Polish2.2%
Portuguese1.9%
English1.8%
Greek1.6%
Russian1%
Arab0.9%
French Except Basque0.5%
Trinidad Tobago0.5%
Scottish0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
British0.4%
Austrian0.4%
African0.3%
Barbadian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Czech0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Swedish0.1%
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Westbury Almanac

CategoryValue
County Nassau County
Standard Zip Codes11590, 11568
Phone Area Codes516,631,718
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.75
Approximate Longitude-73.58

Westbury 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
Distance2.1 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
Distance8.6 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
StationSCARSDALE
Distance19.3 miles
Jan Temp20 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Carle Place4,796$108,932
East Williston2,581$168,750
Mineola19,071$104,409
New Cassel13,922$86,551
Old Westbury4,582$204,583
Williston Park7,282$115,000

Westbury Public Libraries

Westbury Memorial Public Library
445 JEFFERSON STREET
Westbury, New York
(516) 333-0176

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Westbury Public Schools

Bowling Green School
2340 Stewart Ave
ZIP: 11590
(516) 876-7480
Primary
Total Enrollment 721
Clarke Middle School
740 Edgewood Dr
ZIP: 11590
(516) 876-7401
Middle
Total Enrollment 574
Drexel Avenue School
161 Drexel Ave
ZIP: 11590
(516) 876-5030
Primary
Total Enrollment 562
Dryden Street School
545 Dryden St
ZIP: 11590
(516) 876-5039
Primary
Total Enrollment 403
Nassau Co Juvenile Detention Center
61 Carman Ave
ZIP: 11590
(516) 227-7403
Other
Total Enrollment 1
Park Avenue School
955 Park Ave
ZIP: 11590
(516) 876-5109
Primary
Total Enrollment 887
Powells Lane School
603 Powells Ln
ZIP: 11590
(516) 876-5125
Primary
Total Enrollment 578
W Tresper Clarke High School
740 Edgewood Dr
ZIP: 11590
(516) 876-7451
High
Total Enrollment 751
Westbury Middle School
455 Rockland St
ZIP: 11590
(516) 876-5082
Middle
Total Enrollment 1055

Westbury Private Schools

Little Sponges Daycare
1000 Shames Dr
ZIP: 11590
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Long Island Montessori School
718 The Plain Rd Ste 4 - Sali
ZIP: 11590
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
New York Christian Center Academy
211 Cantiague Rock Rd
ZIP: 11590
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 68
St Brigid/our Lady Of Hope Regional School
101 Maple Ave
ZIP: 11590
Elementary
Total Enrollment 214
Westbury Friends School
550 Post Ave
ZIP: 11590
Elementary
Total Enrollment 52
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