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Overview

Introduction to Woodbury, New York

Woodbury, New York, in Nassau County, is 7 miles N of Levittown, New York and 27 miles E of New York, New York.

Woodbury History

Woodbury was originally a part of New Amsterdam. It was a Dutch colony until taken over by the British in the mid 1600s. During the American Revolution, this area was mostly controlled by British forces. Nassau County was created in 1899. According to records, one of the early names of this community was East Woods. Poet Walt Whitman and industrialist Andrew Mellon each once resided in Woodbury Hills.

Woodbury and nearby Attractions

  • African American Museum
  • Nassau County Museum of Art
  • Queens Botanical Garden
  • Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park
  • Syosset Woodbury Park
  • Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Things To Do In Woodbury

The African American Museum, the Northport Historical Museum, the Long Island Children's Museum and the Nassau County Museum of Art are some of the museums located within 10 miles of Woodbury, while the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park, the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, the Roslyn Grist Mill and the Marshall Field III estate are some of the nearby historical sites. The Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Hempstead Harbor Park, Queens Botanical Garden, Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium and the Belmont Park Race Track are all accessible from Woodbury as well. In addition, the community celebrates the Egyptian Festival every October.

Woodbury Transportation

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

Woodbury Higher Education

The SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale, the New York Institute of Technology-Old Westbury, Hofstra University and Nassau Community College are some of the colleges and universities accessible from Woodbury.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,571
Male Share of the Population50.2%
Female Share of the Population49.8%
Senior Citizens10.8%
Employed Population 16+5,669
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married57.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher43.5%
Median Earnings25+$60,498
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,176
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,716

Wealth

Median Family Income$127,933
% Above Poverty Level91.1%
% Below Poverty Level8.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time37 minutes
% Working from Home5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation6.1%

Housing

People Living Alone14.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,534
Median House Value$305,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)27.7%
Irish20.6%
Italian16.9%
German9.2%
Polish6.2%
Hungarian2.2%
English2.2%
Russian1.9%
Arab1.8%
Egyptian1.7%
West Indian1.2%
French Except Basque1.1%
African0.8%
Swedish0.7%
Nigerian0.7%
Ukrainian0.7%
Barbadian0.6%
Lithuanian0.6%
Brazilian0.6%
Jamaican0.5%
Portuguese0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Scottish0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Iranian0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Turkish0.3%
Czech0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Greek0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Woodbury Almanac

CategoryValue
County Nassau County
Standard Zip Codes11797
Phone Area Codes516,631
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.81
Approximate Longitude-73.47

Woodbury 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
Distance10.1 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
Distance12.3 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
Distance20.5 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
Cold Spring Harbor5,055$194,107
Huntington Station34,565$81,541
Laurel Hollow1,929$250
Plainview26,087$146,652
Syosset19,232$168,594
West Hills5,163$136,853

Woodbury Public Schools

Walt Whitman Elementary School
482 Woodbury Rd
ZIP: 11797
(516) 364-5823
Primary
Total Enrollment 258

Woodbury Private Schools

The Center For Developmental Disabilities
72 S Woods Rd
ZIP: 11797
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 99
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