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Port Washington is a hamlet and census-designated place in Nassau Countymarker, New Yorkmarker on the North Shore of Long Islandmarker. As of the United States 2000 Census, the community population was 15,215.

Port Washington is an unincorporated area within and directly governed by the town of North Hempsteadmarker.

In broader sense, however, Port Washington includes the communities of Baxter Estatesmarker, Manorhavenmarker, Port Washington Northmarker, Sands Pointmarker, Beacon Hill, Beacon Hill Colony, Manhasset Isle, New Salem, and northern Flower Hillmarker as these areas share the same ZIP code, school and library districts.


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 census of 2000, there were 15,215 people, 5,521 households, and 4,168 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 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 income for 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.



Elementary schools

  • Vincent Smith School (Private - starts at 4th grade)
  • 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

  • Vincent Smith School (Private)
  • Carrie Palmer Weber Middle School
  • St. Peter of Alcantara School (private)

High schools

Places of worship



Fire department

The Port Washington Fire Department is a volunteer service.Port Washington has one truck company, two engine companies, and one EMS company for a total of four companies.

The four companies are:
  1. Company 1: Atlantic Hook & Ladder Company
  2. Company 2: Protection Engine Company (PECo)
  3. Company 3: Flower Hill Hose Company
  4. Company 4: Fire Medic Compnay


Port Washington is the terminus of New York State Route 101, and of the Port Washington Branch of the Long Island Rail Road built 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 Manhassetmarker and Roslyn, New Yorkmarker. During part of the 1930s, before the opening of New York City's Marine Air Terminal, Port Washington was the New York base of the Yankee Clipper Boeing 314 seaplane.


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