East Rockaway, NY Demographics


Population (year 2000): 10,414. Estimated population in July 2005: 10,263 (-1.4% change)
Males: 4,941 (47.4%), Females: 5,473 (52.6%)

Nassau County

Zip code: 11518

Median resident age: 38.9 years
Median household income: $59,911 (year 2000)
Median house value: $260,700 (year 2000)

Races in East Rockaway:

  • White Non-Hispanic (91.4%)
  • Hispanic (5.8%)
  • Other race (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Black (0.6%)
  • Chinese (0.6%)
  • Asian Indian (0.5%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Italian (27.6%), Irish (25.7%), German (12.7%), Russian (6.2%), Polish (5.9%), United States (5.2%).

Land area: 1.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in East Rockaway

  • High school or higher: 88.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 34.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 34.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in East Rockaway village

  • Never married: 22.7%
  • Now married: 59.2%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

10.4% Foreign born (4.5% Latin America, 3.7% Europe, 2.0% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +331 (+3.3%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near East Rockaway:

  • SOUTH NASSAU COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 3 miles; OCEANSIDE, NY)
  • MERCY MEDICAL CENTER (about 3 miles; ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY)
  • FRANKLIN GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; VALLEY STREAM, NY)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to East Rockaway:

  • JOHN F KENNEDY INTL (about 7 miles; NEW YORK, NY; ID: JFK)
  • LA GUARDIA (about 17 miles; NEW YORK, NY; ID: LGA)
  • REPUBLIC (about 20 miles; FARMINGDALE, NY; ID: FRG)
Other public-use airports nearest to East Rockaway:

  • SANDS POINT (about 14 miles; PORT WASHINGTON, NY; ID: 7N3)
  • FLUSHING (about 14 miles; NEW YORK/FLUSHING/, NY; ID: FLU)
  • EVERS (about 16 miles; NEW YORK, NY; ID: 6N6)
Amtrak stations near East Rockaway:

  • 9 miles: KENNEDY AIRPORT NEW YORK (QUEENS, ) – Bus Station. Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar and vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand.
  • 17 miles: LA GUARDIA AIRPORT (QUEENS, ) – Bus Station. Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar and vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to East Rockaway:

  • NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 6 miles; GARDEN CITY, NY; Full-time enrollment: 13,710)
  • ADELPHI UNIVERSITY (about 6 miles; GARDEN CITY, NY; FT enrollment: 4,074)
  • HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY (about 9 miles; HEMPSTEAD, NY; FT enrollment: 10,842)
  • CUNY QUEENSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 10 miles; NEW YORK, NY; FT enrollment: 7,431)
  • ST JOHN’S UNIVERSITY-NEW YORK (about 11 miles; JAMAICA, NY; FT enrollment: 15,070)
  • NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY-OLD WESTBURY (about 11 miles; OLD WESTBURY, NY; FT enrollment: 4,459)
  • SUNY COLLEGE AT OLD WESTBURY (about 11 miles; OLD WESTBURY, NY; FT enrollment: 2,594)

Schools

Public high school in East Rockaway:

  • EAST ROCKAWAY JSHS (Students: 560; Location: 443 OCEAN AVE; Grades: 07 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in East Rockaway:

  • RHAME AVE ES (Students: 351; Location: 100 RHAME AVE; Grades: KG – 06)
  • CENTRE AVE ES (Students: 334; Location: 55 CENTRE AVE; Grades: KG – 06)
  • WAVERLY PARK SCHOOL (Students: 278; Location: 320 WAVERLY AVE; Grades: 01 – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in East Rockaway:

  • ST RAYMOND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 435; Location: 263 ATLANTIC AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • JACK – JILL MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 74; Location: 23 FRONT ST; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in East Rockaway:

  • EAST ROCKAWAY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $562,979; Location: 477 ATLANTIC AVENUE; 86,478 books; 1,784 audio materials; 1,665 video materials; 105 serial subscriptions)