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Woodmere, New York
Hamlet and census-designated place
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Country  United States
State  New York
County Nassau
 • Total 7.0 km2 (2.7 sq mi)
 • Land 6.6 km2 (2.6 sq mi)
 • Water 0.4 km2 (0.1 sq mi)
Elevation 7 m (23 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 17,121
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 11598
Area code(s) 516
FIPS code 36-82942
GNIS feature ID 0971684

Woodmere is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in Nassau County, New York, United States. The population was 17,121 at the 2010 census.

Woodmere is one of the Long Island communities known as the Five Towns, which is usually said to comprise the villages of Lawrence and Cedarhurst, the hamlets of Woodmere and Inwood, and "The Hewletts", which consist of the villages of Hewlett Bay Park, Hewlett Harbor and Hewlett Neck and the hamlet of Hewlett, along with Woodsburgh.

Councilmen Bruce Blakeman and Anthony D'Esposito represent Woodmere on the Town of Hempstead Board.


U.S. Census Map

Woodmere is located at 40°38′10″N 73°43′10″W / 40.636236°N 73.719542°W / 40.636236; -73.719542.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.0 km2), of which, 2.6 square miles (6.6 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.4 km2) of it (5.19%) is water.


As of the census of 2010, there were 17,121 people. The population density was 6,700 people per square mile. The percentage of family households is 82.3%. The racial makeup of the CDP was 86.1% White, 4.0% Black, 0.03% [American Indian], 4.6% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.1% from other races, and 4.6% Hispanic.

Woodmere has become home to many Modern Orthodox Jewish families who have established a number of synagogues in Woodmere and throughout much of the Five Towns.

There were 5,349 households out of which 38.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.5% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.4% were non-families. 13.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.01 and the average family size was 3.32.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 23.2% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $93,212, and the median income for a family was $119,402. Males had a median income of $76,266 versus $41,393 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $41,699. About 3.5% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.1% of those under age 18 and 4.0% of those age 65 or over.


The Woodmere station provides Long Island Rail Road service on the Far Rockaway Branch. There are also 2 Nassau Inter-County Express Bus routes that go through Woodmere: the N31 route and N32 route. The MTA Bus Company route Q114 uses the Rockaway Turnpike.


Woodmere has a wet and cold winter, with a warm and moderately dry summer . The average high is 83 in July and 39 in January. The average low in January is 24 and in July 67. The record high is 104 in July 1966, and the record low is −12 in 1985 and 1994.The rainest month is May, and the driest is August. Woodmere is prone to droughts from late July until mid- September. Woodmere receives around 22 inches of snow a year in a normal winter. Woodmere can get strong to severe thunderstorms, and is prone to flooding in the early fall and late spring. It has been hit by tornadoes twice, in 1985, and 1998.

Woodmere was hit by Hurricane Gloria in 1985, Tropical Storm Irene in 2011 and Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy in 2012.

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