Long Island: Inwood
Inwood is a hamlet and census-designated place located in Nassau County, Long Island, New York. As of 2010 census, there were 9,972 people, 2,964 households, and 2,236 families residing in the CDP. The median income for a household in the CDP was $55,603. The latitude of Inwood is 40.621N. The longitude is -73.747W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Inwood has approximately 1.699045 square miles of land and approximately 0.428407 square miles of water.
Inwood was first settled in 1817 and was originally called North West Point named after its geographic position in relation to the more central part of Far Rockaway. After the American Civil War, the area became known as Westville. When the first post office in the village was established on February 25, 1888, the name of the village was changed to Inwood a post office named Westville already existed in New York State.
The hamlet is among the most beautiful areas. Homes in this community tend to be somewhat older than those in other areas and the housing units are all about 47% owner-occupied. Inwood is included among the Five Towns which consist of the villages of Hewlett Bay Park, Hewlett Harbor, Hewlett Neck and the hamlet of Hewlett. Despite being part of the Five Towns, Inwood is considered one of the poorest areas of Nassau County.
Students living within the Inwood community attend Lawrence Public Schools, which also serves students from Lawrence, Cedarhurst and Atlantic Beach, as well as sections of North Woodmere and Woodmere. There is also a Yeshiva located in Inwood, Yeshiva Ketana of Long Island.