- Port Washington, New York
official_name = Port Washington, New York
settlement_type = CDP
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = U.S. Census Map
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Nassau
area_total_km2 = 14.6
area_land_km2 = 10.9
area_water_km2 = 3.7
area_total_sq_mi = 5.6
area_land_sq_mi = 4.2
area_water_sq_mi = 1.4
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 15215
population_density_km2 = 1395.2
population_density_sq_mi = 3613.7
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 30
elevation_ft = 98
latd = 40 |latm = 49 |lats = 44 |latNS = N
longd = 73 |longm = 41 |longs = 12 |longEW = W
Port Washington is an
unincorporated areawithin and directly governed by the Town of North Hempstead.
In broader sense, however, Port Washington includes the communities of
Baxter Estates, Manorhaven, Port Washington North, Sands Point, Beacon Hill, [http://www.beaconhillcolony.org/ Beacon Hill Colony] , Manhasset Isle, New Salem, and northern Flower Hill as these areas share the same ZIP code, school and library districts.
Port Washington is located at coor dms|40|49|44|N|73|41|12|W|city (40.828948, -73.686688)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.6 square miles (14.6 km²), of which, 4.2 square miles (10.9 km²) of it is land and 1.4 square miles (3.7 km²) of it (25.22%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 15,215 people, 5,521 households, and 4,168 families residing in the CDP. The population densitywas 3,613.7 per square mile (1,395.4/km²). There were 5,662 housing units at an average density of 1,344.8/sq mi (519.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 85.97% White, 2.81% African American, 0.11% Native American, 6.07% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 3.15% from other races, and 1.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.20% of the population.
There were 5,521 households out of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.9% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.5% were non-families. 20.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.15.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 90.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.5 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $85,837, and the median income for a family was $102,646. Males had a median income of $71,024 versus $49,299 for females. The
per capita incomefor the CDP was $43,815. About 3.1% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.5% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.
Bobby Ojeda, Lenny Dykstra, Darryl Strawberry, Ron Darling, Dwight Gooden, Sid Fernandez, Ed Hearn, Rick Aguilera, David Cone, Keith Miller, Roger McDowelland about half of the 1986 Mets all used to live in Port Washington during their time with the New York Mets. [ [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=990CE3D71E3CF935A15751C0A963958260 Sports of The Times; Strawberry Statement: More Denial - New York Times ] ] [ [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F0CEFDC103FF937A15750C0A965958260 Sports of The Times; Bob Ojeda's 'Hometown' Rooting Hard - New York Times ] ]
Jack Aker, retired baseball player
Carlos Beltran, New York Metsbaseball player
Len Berman, TV Newsanchor
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Doug Block, film director
John Cassavetes, (1929-1989), actor and director. [Stout, David. [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9902E1DD1439F936A35756C0A960958260 "Through the Sharp Lens of Memory, History's Indelible Marks"] , " The New York Times", May 5, 1996. Accessed October 6, 2007.]
Jerry Colonna, venture capitalist and business coach
Perry Como(1912-2001), entertainer. [Fischler, Marcelle C. [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=950DE7DC1030F936A25753C1A9609C8B63&scp=2&sq=%22perry+como%22+%22port+washington%22 "Nascent Hall of Fame to Welcome First Honorees"] , " The New York Times", October 15, 2006. Accessed January 16, 2008. "...the crooner Perry Como, who was a longtime resident of Port Washington..."]
Boomer EsiasonFormer NFL Quarterback and current WFANtalkshow host.
Carl G. Fisher(1874-1939), Built the Indianapolis Speedway, Developed Miami Beach and Montauk, Long Island.
W. Averell Harriman(1891-1986), diplomat, Governor of New York
Derek Jeter, New York Yankeesbaseball player
* Craig Johnson, member of the
New York State Senate
Jeff Kent, former New York Metsbaseball player
Kevin McReynolds, retired New York Metsbaseball player
Jean Ritchie, famed Appalachian Dulcimerplayer
* Mike Scott, retired baseball player
John Philip Sousa, famous conductor
George Vecsey, New York Timessports reporter and author
Turk Wendell, former New York Metsbaseball player
Public Schools administered by the Port Washington Union Free School District [http://www.portnet.k12.ny.us] :
* John Philip Sousa Elementary School
* John J. Daly Elementary School
* Manorhaven Elementary School
* Guggenheim Elementary School
* South Salem Elementary School
* St. Peter of Alcantara School (private)
Junior High Schools
* Carrie Palmer Weber Middle School [http://www.portnet.k12.ny.us/SCHOOLS/Weber/index.htm]
Note: John Phillip Sousa Elementary School used to be a junior high but is now a public elementary school located just outside of the village of Manorhaven.
* Paul D. Schreiber High School
Port Washington is the terminus of
New York State Route 101, and of the Port Washington Branchof the Long Island Rail Roadbuilt at the end of the 19th Century. Anticipating growth due to the railroad, the community was renamed from Cow Neck. Shoreline roads connect it to Manhasset and Roslyn, New York. During part of the 1930s, Port Washington was the New York base of the Yankee Clipper seaplane.
* [http://www.myportwashington.com Port Washington Community Website]
* [http://portwashington.nysection8boyslax.com Port Washington Vikings Varsity Lacrosse Website]
* [http://www.pwpl.org/ Port Washington Public Library]
* [http://www.pwguide.com/ Port Washington Chamber of Commerce]
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