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Welcome to East Rockaway ...

The village of East Rockaway is located in Nassau County<1>.

The location of East Rockaway has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for East Rockaway: E. Rockaway

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, East Rockaway has a population of 9,819 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of East Rockaway.

East Rockaway is near sea level<4>.

Time Zone: East Rockaway lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Websites for East Rockaway ...

Official Website: www.villageofeastrockaway.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, East Rockaway had an population of 9,819 people (or a decrease of 5.71% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, East Rockaway had a population of 9,818 people. This makes East Rockaway the county's 17th most populous community.

The population of East Rockaway represents 0.05% of the population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 248th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,818 people, the population of East Rockaway decreased 5.72% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 10,414 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for East Rockaway.

Communities Also Named East Rockaway ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two New York communities named East Rockaway: This one is located in Nassau County and the other is located in Queens County.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for East Rockaway.

Communities near East Rockaway ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near East Rockaway.

  • New York [New York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New York
    • New York [New York County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of East Rockaway
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,253,213 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New York
  • Bronx [Bronx County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bronx
    • Bronx [Bronx County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of East Rockaway
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,385,108 people
    • Bronx has also been known as:
    • Bronx
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bronx
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bronx<6>
  • Oyster Bay [Nassau County]
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    • Oyster Bay [Nassau County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of East Rockaway
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 296,592 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oyster Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oyster Bay
  • North Hempstead [Nassau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Hempstead
    • North Hempstead [Nassau County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of East Rockaway
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 230,379 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Hempstead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Hempstead
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Babylon [Suffolk County]
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      • Babylon [Suffolk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of East Rockaway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 209,785 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Babylon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Babylon
    • New Rochelle [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Rochelle
      • New Rochelle [Westchester County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of East Rockaway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,973 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Rochelle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Rochelle<6>
    • Glen Cove [Nassau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Cove
      • Glen Cove [Nassau County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of East Rockaway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,005 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Cove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Cove<6>
    • Lindenhurst [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lindenhurst
      • Lindenhurst [Suffolk County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of East Rockaway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,727 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lindenhurst
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lindenhurst<6>
    • Mineola [Nassau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineola
      • Mineola [Nassau County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of East Rockaway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,546 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineola
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mineola<6>
    • Massapequa Park [Nassau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Massapequa Park
      • Massapequa Park [Nassau County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of East Rockaway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,034 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Massapequa Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Massapequa Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Massapequa Park<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around East Rockaway. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for East Rockaway.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of East Rockaway. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around East Rockaway.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around East Rockaway. See our Newspapers Page for East Rockaway.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for East Rockaway ...

Looking for more information about East Rockaway? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for East Rockaway, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for East Rockaway.

Adding East Rockaway to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of East Rockaway in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for East Rockaway was on a map titled Map of New York (from Rand McNally, 1908).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for East Rockaway on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for East Rockaway: www.villageofeastrockaway.org/

The official website for Nassau County: www.nassaucountyny.gov/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Nassau, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for East Rockaway.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around East Rockaway - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- East Rockaway) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for East Rockaway. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from East RockawayOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in East Rockaway. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6431, Longitude: -73.6671       In this case, the coordinates for East Rockaway have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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