Long Island: North Bellmore
North Bellmore is a hamlet and census-designated place located in Nassau County, on the South Shore of Long Island, New York. “The Bellmores” are subdivided into Bellmore and North Bellmore which is also some residents call the area south of Merrick Road (or sometimes Sunrise Highway) ‘South Bellmore’.
As of the 2010 census, there were 19,941 people, 6,365 households, and 5,177 families residing in the CDP. The median income for a household in the CDP was $101,933 and the median income for a family was $113,521. Males had a median income of $74,538 and just $54,296 for females. The latitude of North Bellmore is 40.691N. The longitude is -73.533W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 46 feet. ZIP Code 11710
In the 17th century, the Dutch and the English settled the area which they were responsible in making a small piece of Nassau territory into an agricultural community. The neighborhood name has changed over the centuries until North Bellmore stuck as a name coined for the Post Office as late as in the 1920s. The former and merged names of North Bellmore include Smithville. About 61% of adults here are married. A large portion of people in North Bellmore are married. At the risk of over-generalizing, everyone could say that the town tends toward large families and full houses.
According to researchers in New York, there was one registered sex offender in early 2007 which makes North Bellmore a very safe place to live. The ratio of number of residents in North Bellmore to the number of sex offenders is 19,941 to 1. The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this place is a lot smaller than the state average.
Notable North Bellmore residents include Lenny Bruce (progressive comedian), George Kennedy (actor), Fred Travalena (comedian), Kurt Ralske (artist and musician/composer), and Permanent ME (pop punk group). The racial-makeup comprises of 92.29% White, 2.14% African American, 0.06% Native American, 3.15% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.02% from other races, and 1.31% from two or more races.
Most of its resident’s ancestries were Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and Russian. The North Bellmore students go to the schools that they are zoned for. However, Bellmore students in the same grade all go to the same school, as each grade level is in one of the three schools and not all.
All North Bellmore students go to Grand Avenue along with a few North Merrick students who attended Park Avenue Elementary School, and then they split and go to their zoned school in the Central High School District. North Bellmore has its own public library which is operated by the Nassau Library System that includes talking books for people with disabilities. More than 50 libraries subscribe to this common service. The North Bellmore Library is a generous and effective education and learning resource for town residents of all age groups.