Kings Point, New York

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Kings Point, New York
Village
Village of Kings Point
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Kings Point, New York is located in New York
Kings Point, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°48′56″N 73°44′16″W / 40.81556°N 73.73778°W / 40.81556; -73.73778Coordinates: 40°48′56″N 73°44′16″W / 40.81556°N 73.73778°W / 40.81556; -73.73778
Country United States
State New York
County Nassau
Area
 • Total 4.0 sq mi (10.3 km2)
 • Land 3.3 sq mi (8.7 km2)
 • Water 0.6 sq mi (1.7 km2)
Elevation 26 ft (8 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,005
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 11024
Area code(s) 516
FIPS code 36-39694
GNIS feature ID 0954670
Website www.villageofkingspoint.org

Kings Point is a village and a part of Great Neck in Nassau County, New York on the North Shore of Long Island. As of the United States 2010 Census, the village population was 5,005.

The Village of Kings Point is in the Town of North Hempstead. It is on the Great Neck Peninsula on the North Shore of Long Island and is often grouped together with the other hamlets and villages referred to collectively as "Great Neck". It is part of the Great Neck School District, with resident students attending Great Neck North High School.

Kings Point is the home of the United States Merchant Marine Academy and its maritime museum.

The founder of W. R. Grace and Company, and former New York City mayor, W.R. Grace, lived in Kings Point. It was during this time he accepted the Statue of Liberty from the people of France. A custom home built for Grace in 1880 features 11 fireplaces and a five-car garage[clarification needed] on a nearly two acre property. It is located on Blue Sea Lane and known as "Grace Mansion".

The Great Neck North Middle School is located on the border of Great Neck Village and Kings Point, with all students north of the train station going to North Middle.

Geography[edit]

U.S. Census Map

Kings Point is located at 40°48′56″N 73°44′16″W / 40.815655°N 73.737725°W / 40.815655; -73.737725.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.3 km2), of which, 3.3 square miles (8.7 km2) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.7 km2) of it (16.08%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,076 people, 1,401 households, and 1,203 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,519.0 people per square mile (586.8/km2). There were 1,455 housing units at an average density of 435.4 per square mile (168.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 91.67% White, 0.87% African American, 0.08% Native American, 3.55% Asian, 0.65% from other races, and 3.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.95% of the population.

As of 2000 Kings Point was the most Iranian conurbation in the United States with 29.7% of its population reporting Iranian Jewish ancestry.[3]

There were 1,401 households out of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 79.7% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.1% were non-families. 11.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.14 and the average family size was 3.38.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 17.8% from 18 to 24, 17.4% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 122.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 125.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $116,957, and the median income for a family was $122,692. Males had a median income of $100,714 versus $50,595 for females. The per capita income for the village was $57,965. About 0.8% of families and 2.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.3% of those under age 18 and 2.6% of those age 65 or over.

The Great Gatsby[edit]

F. Scott Fitzgerald lived in Great Neck, at six Gateway Drive in Great Neck Estates, which is probably Great Neck's greatest claim to fame. In the 1920s, he lived in Great Neck in a modest house, which was not dissimilar to that of Nick, the protagonist of his novel, The Great Gatsby. It is said[citation needed] that Fitzgerald modeled West Egg, the fictional town in which Nick lived, next to the mansion of Jay Gatsby, after Great Neck (specifically Kings Point), for its epitome of Nouveau Riche gaudiness and the atmosphere and lifestyle there. He modeled East Egg, the town where Daisy and Tom live, after Great Neck's eastern neighbor Sands Point, which is part of Port Washington.[citation needed]

Notable people[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Iranian ancestry by city - ePodunk
  4. ^ Sports People; Gerulaitis Fined $2,500, The New York Times, May 30, 1982. Accessed May 30, 2007. "Vitas Gerulaitis of Kings Point, L.I., has said he will appeal a fine of $2,500 imposed for his behavior in the French Open tennis tournament."
  5. ^ Weber, Bruce. "Alan King, Comic With Chutzpah, Dies at 76", The New York Times, May 9, 2004. Accessed August 27, 2007. "He was 76 and lived in Kings Point, N.Y."