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Overview

Introduction to Woodmere, New York

Woodmere, New York, in Nassau county, is 7 miles SW of Hempstead, New York and 15 miles SE 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.

Woodmere History

Woodmere is a census-designated hamlet. The community was named in honor of landholder Samuel Wood. It was once known as Woodsburgh. Woodmere is a part of the Five Towns community in Long Island. This community comprises of the villages of Cedarhurst and Lawrence, the hamlets of Inwood and Woodmere, and "The Hewletts," which consist of the villages of Hewlett Harbor, Hewlett Bay Park and Hewlett Neck, as well as the hamlet of Hewlett and Woodsburgh.

Woodmere and nearby Attractions

  • Rock Hall Museum
  • Old Westbury Gardens
  • African American Museum
  • Queens Zoo
  • Queens Botanical Garden

Things To Do In Woodmere

While in Woodmere, one can visit the Rock Hall Museum, a pre-Revolutionary War home. This museum now showcases displays of artifacts from the 18th century. The African American Museum, Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, Queens County Farm Museum and the Long Island Children's Museum are also nearby. The early 20th century home of John S. Phipps, now known as Old Westbury Gardens, has beautifully landscaped lands that make the house a popular local spot. In addition, the Belmont Park race track, Queens Botanical Garden and the Queens Zoo are close to the town.

Woodmere Transportation

Facilities for air transportation are provided by John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Woodmere Higher Education

Residents of Woodmere can enroll at St John's University-New York, CUNY Queensborough Community College, Nassau Community College or Adelphi University.

Demographics

People

Total Population17,554
Male Share of the Population47.9%
Female Share of the Population52.1%
Senior Citizens14.7%
Employed Population 16+7,537
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married61.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher62.8%
Median Earnings25+$57,491
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,365
Median Earnings With High School Degree$49,219

Wealth

Median Family Income$147,740
% Above Poverty Level95.3%
% Below Poverty Level4.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time44 minutes
% Working from Home6.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.2%
% Using Public Transportation22.8%

Housing

People Living Alone18.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,741
Median House Value$593,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.7%
Polish15.2%
Russian11.7%
Italian7.3%
German6.2%
Hungarian3.9%
Irish3.7%
West Indian2.1%
English1.7%
French Except Basque1.1%
Czech1%
Israeli1%
Arab1%
Ukrainian0.9%
Haitian0.8%
Austrian0.7%
Jamaican0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Greek0.5%
African0.5%
US/American0.5%
Trinidad Tobago0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Guyanese0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Turkish0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Barbadian0.2%
Moroccan0.2%
Afghan)0.2%
Nigerian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Belgian0.1%
British0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Albanian0.1%
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Woodmere Almanac

CategoryValue
County Nassau County
Standard Zip Codes11598
Phone Area Codes516
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.63
Approximate Longitude-73.72

Woodmere 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
Distance2.8 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
Distance11.3 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
StationNEW YORK AVE V BROOKLYN
Distance14.4 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
Cedarhurst6,652$106,719
Hewlett6,043$101,250
Hewlett Bay Park366$250
Hewlett Neck363$211,250
Lawrence1,767$44,044
Woodsburgh756$191,786

Woodmere Private Schools

Drs Yeshiva High School For Boys
700 Ibsen St
ZIP: 11598
Secondary
Total Enrollment 317
Lawrence Woodmere Academy
336 Woodmere Blvd
ZIP: 11598
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 269
Shulamith School
140 Irving Pl
ZIP: 11598
Elementary
Total Enrollment 450
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