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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.

People

Total Population 17,217
Male Share of the Population 47.1%
Female Share of the Population 52.9%
Senior Citizens 14.7%
Employed Population 16+ 7,488
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 60.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 63.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $148,576
% Above Poverty Level 95.6%
% Below Poverty Level 4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 43 minutes
% Working from Home 5.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation 23.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 17.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,871
Median House Value $572,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28%
US/American 0.5%
English 1.8%
Irish 3.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Woodmere Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles SW of Hempstead, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 15 miles SE of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11598
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.631
Longitude -73.713

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)

Station NEW YORK JFK INTL AP
Distance 2.8 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 39 F
Apr Temp 42 to 59 F
Jul Temp 67 to 83 F
Oct Temp 49 to 64 F
Annual Precip 42.4 inches
Station WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance 11.3 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 37 F
Apr Temp 40 to 55 F
Jul Temp 67 to 81 F
Oct Temp 47 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.9 inches
Station NEW YORK AVE V BROOKLYN
Distance 14.4 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 39 F
Apr Temp 45 to 60 F
Jul Temp 70 to 85 F
Oct Temp 50 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cedarhurst 6,655 $100,978
Hewlett 6,032 $107,298
Hewlett Bay Park 354 $250
Hewlett Neck 352 $207,222
Lawrence 1,780 $49,653

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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