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East Atlantic Beach, New York
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
East Atlantic Beach, New York is located in New York
East Atlantic Beach, New York
East Atlantic Beach, New York
Location in New York
Country United States
State New York
County Nassau
 • Total 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
 • Land 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
69 ft (21 m)
 • Total 2,049
 • Density 2,930/sq mi (1,140/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 516
FIPS code 36-21578
GNIS feature ID 1852897

East Atlantic Beach is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in Nassau County, New York, United States. The population was 2,049 at the 2010 census. The unincorporated hamlet is governed by the Town of Hempstead, one of three towns in Nassau County.


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East Atlantic Beach is located at 40°35′17″N 73°42′21″W / 40.58806°N 73.70583°W / 40.58806; -73.70583 (40.588004, -73.705925). The village is one of six municipalities located on Long Beach Barrier Island, a barrier island lying just south of Long Island. It is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the south, Reynolds Channel on the north, the village of Atlantic Beach Estates to the west, and the city of Long Beach to the east.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), of which, 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) of it (55.88%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 2,257 people, 887 households, and 587 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 7,544.4 per square mile (2,904.8/km2). There were 965 housing units at an average density of 3,225.7/sq mi (1,242.0/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.25% White, 0.31% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.89% Asian, 0.66% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.54% of the population.

There were 887 households, out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 21.4% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $71,667, and the median income for a family was $86,356. Males had a median income of $60,871 versus $38,125 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $34,429. None of the families and 1.6% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 2.4% of those over 64.


Two playground parks and the beach park are controlled by the Town of Hempstead. The beach park, which stretches along the entire ocean-facing length of the village and is staffed by Town of Hempstead lifeguards during the summer, is a private beach. Although there is no fee, only residents of the village are able to obtain seasonal beach passes for admittance.

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