Bay Park, New York

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Bay Park is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Nassau County, New York, United States. The population was 2,300 at the 2000 census.

Bay Park is in the southwest part of the Town of Hempstead. Today, it is considered to be part of East Rockaway, New York.


Bay Park is located at 40°37′56″N 73°40′10″W / 40.63222°N 73.66944°W / 40.63222; -73.66944 (40.632097, -73.669404)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), of which 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km2) (21.82%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,300 people, 874 households, and 636 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 5,305.4 per square mile (2,065.2/km²). There were 892 housing units at an average density of 2,057.6/sq mi (800.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.48% White, 0.35% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.96% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.87% from other races, and 1.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.22% of the population.

There were 874 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $64,063, and the median income for a family was $64,950. Males had a median income of $48,125 versus $36,755 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $25,888. About 2.2% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.9% of those under age 18 and 2.8% of those age 65 or over.


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