Plainedge, New York

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Plainedge, New York
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Plainedge, New York is located in New York
Plainedge, New York
Location within the state of New York.
Coordinates: 40°43′23″N 73°28′43″W / 40.72306°N 73.47861°W / 40.72306; -73.47861Coordinates: 40°43′23″N 73°28′43″W / 40.72306°N 73.47861°W / 40.72306; -73.47861
Country United States
State New York
County Nassau County, New York
TownOyster Bay
 • Total1.4 sq mi (3.7 km2)
 • Land1.4 sq mi (3.7 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
66 ft (20 m)
 • Total8,817
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
11714,11735, 11756, 11758, 11783
Area code(s)516
FIPS code36-58409
GNIS feature ID0960659

Plainedge is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Oyster Bay in Nassau County, on Long Island, in New York, United States. The population was 8,817 at the 2010 census. Residents are served by the Bethpage (11714), Massapequa (11758), and Seaford (11783) Post Offices, with a small number of residents being served by the Farmingdale (11735) and Levittown (11756) Post Offices. The area was once known as Turkeyville.[1][2]


U.S. Census map of Plainedge.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), all land.[3]


2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 census [4] the population of the CDP was 92% White, 86.6% Non-Hispanic White 0.8% African American, 0.2% Native American, 4.5% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 1.5% from other races, and 1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.8% of the population.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 9,195 people, 3,028 households, and 2,458 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 6,425.8 per square mile (2,482.7/km2). There were 3,052 housing units at an average density of 2,132.9/sq mi (824.0/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.41% White, 0.54% African American, 0.10% Native American, 2.45% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.36% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.14% of the population.

There were 3,028 households, out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.9% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.8% were non-families. 15.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.03 and the average family size was 3.36.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 24.7% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $67,560, and the median income for a family was $75,588. Males had a median income of $55,091 versus $35,960 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $25,752. About 1.7% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.1% of those under age 18 and 4.8% of those age 65 or over.

School district[edit]

The hamlet is primarily served by the Plainedge Union Free School District.[6] It currently consists of five schools: Eastplain, John H. West Memorial School, and Charles E. Schwarting elementary schools; Plainedge Middle School; and Plainedge High School.[6]

The eastern portions of the hamlet are within the boundaries of the Farmingdale Union Free School District.[6]


  1. ^ Nathaniel Scudder Prime (1845). A History of Long Island: from its first settlement by Europeans to the year 1845. R. Carter. p. 278. turkeyville.
  2. ^ "1845 map of Long Island". brookhavensouthhaven dot org. 1845. Archived from the original on 5 July 2021. Retrieved 5 July 2021.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ Bureau, U. S. Census. "American FactFinder". Retrieved 2021-07-05.
  5. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ a b c "Long Island Index: Interactive Map". Retrieved 2021-08-20.