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Barnum Island is in Nassau County, in the New York metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Barnum Island. For links to other places called Barnum Island, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Barnum Island is 40.604N. The longitude is -73.644W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 0 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,487.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Barnum Island demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Nassau County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Nassau-Suffolk area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 11558 ZIP code.
12% of Barnum Island residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Barnum Island ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Barnum Island was $33,498, compared with $21,587 nationally.
23% of Barnum Island residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Barnum Island, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $888. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,857.
Nassau County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Barnum Island political report.
The average commute time for Barnum Island workers is 38 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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