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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.


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Median household income
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$59,911
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our East Rockaway demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Near Rockaway
Nearly 200 people died in two shipwrecks here in the winter of 1836.
Nearby parks & recreation: Bay Park
Historic sites and museums: East Rockaway Grist Mill Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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35% of East Rockaway residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in East Rockaway, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $849.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,913.


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Libraries in East Rockaway include East Rockaway Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in East Rockaway include Lynbrook-East Rockaway Herald

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Nassau County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our East Rockaway political report.

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The average commute time for East Rockaway workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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