Albertson, New York

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Albertson, New York
Hamlet and census-designated place
U.S. Census Map
U.S. Census Map
Albertson, New York is located in New York
Albertson, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°46′14″N 73°38′55″W / 40.77056°N 73.64861°W / 40.77056; -73.64861Coordinates: 40°46′14″N 73°38′55″W / 40.77056°N 73.64861°W / 40.77056; -73.64861
Country United States
State New York
County Nassau
Area
 • Total 0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
 • Land 0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 128 ft (39 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,182
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 11507
Area code(s) 516
FIPS code 36-01011
GNIS feature ID 0942241
Post office

Albertson is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in Nassau County, New York, United States. The population was 5,182 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Albertson is located south of Roslyn and east of Searingtown. The boundary between Albertson & Searingtown is ill-defined, as they share the same post office and are unincorporated. In general, Searingtown refers to the area west of Searingtown Road and Albertson the area east of Willis Avenue. Searingtown School and the Searing-Roslyn United Methodist Church both use Albertson as their address.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 5,182 people, 1,812 households, and 1,442 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 7,866.8 per square mile (3,042.0/km²). There were 1,853 housing units at an average density of 2,803.3/sq mi (1,084.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 70.4% White, 24.3% Asian, 0.3% African American, 0.02% Native American, 1.27% from other races, and 1.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.50% of the population.

There were 1,812 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.7% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.4% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 19.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $66,516, and the median income for a family was $77,516. Males had a median income of $55,000 versus $44,792 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $31,222. About 4.5% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.4% of those under age 18 and 5.5% of those age 65 or over.

Politics[edit]

Politically Albertson is almost evenly split. In the 2008 presidential election Democrat Barack Obama won 51% of the vote to Republican John McCain's 48%.

Albertson is represented on the Town of North Hempstead Town Board by Councilman Peter J. Zuckerman

Points of interest[edit]

History[edit]

The first European settler was John Seren who came from Connecticut in 1644. Later Townsend Albertson started a farm and gristmill and the community became known as Albertson.[2]

In 1850, a road was built through Albertson on the lands of Isaac Underhill Willets. The road is still known as I U Willets Road. (Willets complained that Long Island has more roads than it would ever need). The Long Island Railroad designated an Albertson train station in 1864.[2]

In 1908, the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway was built on the southern border of Albertson. In 1938, it was closed and replaced in 1940 by the Northern State Parkway, running along the northern border of Albertson.

In 1946, suburbanization began with a small development by William Levitt. The last farms were developed in the mid-1960s.[2]

The Searingtown School (now in Albertson) was one of the schools involved in the landmark Supreme Court case Engel v. Vitale (1962), which disallowed government-directed prayers in public schools.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b c Aronson, Harvey, ed. Home Town Long Island. (Newsday, 1999). ISBN 1-885134-21-5.
  3. ^ Bezanson, Randall (2007). How Free Can Religion Be?. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 978-0-252-07520-9. 

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