Opening of the Auburndale library branch in 2010
Location within New York City
|City||New York City|
|Community District||Queens 11|
|Founded by||L. H. Green|
|Named for||Auburndale, Massachusetts|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|Area codes||718, 347, 929, and 917|
The name comes from Auburndale, Massachusetts, the home of L. H. Green who developed the community starting in 1901, when the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) started offering train service to the area. Today, the Auburndale station on the LIRR's Port Washington Branch continues to provide regular service to and from Manhattan.
Based on data from the 2010 United States Census, the population of Auburndale was 19,996, a decrease of 205 (1.0%) from the 20,201 counted in 2000. Covering an area of 785.35 acres (317.82 ha), the neighborhood had a population density of 25.5 inhabitants per acre (16,300/sq mi; 6,300/km2).
The racial makeup of the neighborhood was 44.8% (8,954) White, 1.0% (209) African American, 0.1% (12) Native American, 40.9% (8,169) Asian, 0.0% () Pacific Islander, 0.1% (25) from other races, and 1.4% (284) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.7% (2,343) of the population.
The most common style of house in Auburndale is the Tudor. The Auburndale Improvement Association, along with other groups, seeks "to preserve the neighborhood’s small-scale, lawns-and-driveways character, which in some respects seems to have more in common with nearby suburban Nassau County than New York."
Along with Tudors, capacious Dutch colonials and Cape Cod houses also abound. Home prices range from $499,000 to roughly $1.5 million, averaging at around $650,000.
Auburndale's highways include the Clearview Expressway (I-295) and the Long Island Expressway (I-495). Auburndale is connected to Manhattan, northern Queens and Long Island by the Auburndale station, one of a few express stations on the Long Island Rail Road's Port Washington Branch. The New York City Subway's 7 and <7> trains serves nearby Flushing at Flushing–Main Street station. New York City Bus's Q12, Q13, Q26, Q27, Q28, Q30, Q31, Q76 local routes, and the QM3 express route. The Nassau Inter-County Express' n20G route also serves Auburndale.
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- Cohen, Joyce. "Placid Diversity Convenient to Manhattan", The New York Times, October 20, 1996. Accessed December 16, 2007. "The neighborhood is the namesake of Auburndale, Mass., a Boston suburb and the hometown of L. H. Green, who was president of the New England Development and Improvement Company. It started developing the area's farmland in 1901, the same year that Long Island Rail Road service arrived."
- Auburndale, Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Accessed August 2, 2016.
- Table PL-P5 NTA: Total Population and Persons Per Acre - New York City Neighborhood Tabulation Areas*, 2010, Population Division - New York City Department of City Planning, February 2012. Accessed June 16, 2016.
- Table PL-P3A NTA: Total Population by Mutually Exclusive Race and Hispanic Origin - New York City Neighborhood Tabulation Areas*, 2010, Population Division - New York City Department of City Planning, March 29, 2011. Accessed June 14, 2016.
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- "Auburndale". Queens Public Library. Retrieved 2020-01-11.
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- "Queens Bus Map" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. September 2019. Retrieved December 1, 2020.
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