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East Rockaway is a village in Nassau County, in the New York metro area.
The community name derives from Indian term for "the place of our people."
The latitude of East Rockaway is 40.641N. The longitude is -73.67W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 10 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,341.
Sections below provide additional information and links about East Rockaway 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 11572 ZIP code.
10% of East Rockaway residents report German ancestry, and 21% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the East Rockaway ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in East Rockaway was $30,601, compared with $21,587 nationally.
35% of East Rockaway residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in East Rockaway, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $849. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,913.
Libraries in East Rockaway include East Rockaway Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in East Rockaway include Lynbrook-East Rockaway Herald
Nassau County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our East Rockaway political report.
The average commute time for East Rockaway workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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