Syosset, New York
|Syosset, New York|
|CDP & hamlet|
|Motto: "Together We Will Make a Difference"|
|• Total||5.0 sq mi (12.9 km2)|
|• Land||5.0 sq mi (12.9 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||217 ft (66 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|ZIP codes||11773, 11791|
|GNIS feature ID||0970692|
Syosset // is a hamlet (and a census-designated place) in Nassau County, New York, in the northeastern section of Town of Oyster Bay near the North Shore of Long Island. The population was 18,829 at the 2010 census. It is served by the Syosset railroad station, the Syosset Post Office, the Syosset Central School District, the Syosset Public Library, the Syosset Fire Department, and the Jericho Water District.
Syosset is located at .
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.0 square miles (13 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 18,544 people, 6,281 households, and 5,307 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,719.7 per square mile (1,434.8/km2). There were 6,354 housing units at an average density of 1,274.5/sq mi (491.6/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 85.26% White, 0.50% African American, 0.04% Native American, 12.66% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.56% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. 2.92% are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 6,281 households out of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.7% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.5% were non-families. 13.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.21.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $90,929, and the median income for a family was $99,704. Males had a median income of $68,255 versus $44,229 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $38,537. About 1.6% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over.
Syosset is protected 24/7, 365 by the firefighters and EMT's of the Syosset Fire Department (SFD), which consists of five all-volunteer fire companies and one all-volunteer EMS company. The Syosset Fire Department currently operates out of 3 Fire Stations, located throughout the area, which encompasses Syosset, Woodbury, and parts of Muttontown, Oyster Bay Cove, Laurel Hollow, Cold Spring Harbor, East Norwich, Jericho, Hicksville, and Plainview. At 14.4 square miles, it is the largest coverage area in Nassau County. They operate a fire apparatus fleet of 5 Engines, 2 Trucks, 1 Rescue, 3 Ambulances, and several special, support, and reserve units.
- Judd Apatow, American screenwriter, television producer and film producer
- Ian "Aesop Rock" Bavitz, hip hop musician
- Jay Bienstock – Emmy award winning producer of "Survivor" and "The Apprentice"
- Sue Bird, Women's National Basketball Association point guard, 2x Olympic champion, 4x All-Star (Seattle Storm)
- Alan S. Blinder, American economist, Professor of Economics & Public Affairs at Princeton University, Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System 1994–1996, writer, author, and columnist
- Leslie Buck – businessman, designer of the Anthora coffee cup
- Elaine Chao, the former United States Secretary of Labor
- George Drakoulias, music producer
- Ben Ehrenreich, novelist
- Alex Flinn, novelist
- Sibel Galindez, actress
- Eric Haber, professional poker player and hedge-fund manager
- Chris Heintz, Former MLB player and current manager of Minnesota Twins minor league affiliate
- Michael Isikoff, investigative journalist
- Cliff Josephy, professional poker player
- Alicia Keys, American singer, songwriter, and actress
- Richard Kowalski, Discoverer of 2008 TC3
- Ned Lamont, Democratic Party nominee for U.S. Senate election, 2006 from Connecticut
- Derick Martini, American screenwriter, film director
- Robert Maschio, actor (Dr. Todd "The Todd" Quinlan on Scrubs)
- Idina Menzel, actress and singer
- Grant Napear, broadcast journalist, Sacramento Kings (NBA) play-by-play announcer
- Ed Newman, Former NFL offensive guard who played for the Miami Dolphins
- Eric Nystrom, NHL player
- Dave Ockun, concert producer
- Adam Pascal, actor
- Cliff Josephy, professional poker player
- Natalie Portman, actress and former model
- Howie Rose, sportscaster for New York Mets, New York Islanders
- Dave Rubin, comedian and television personality
- Christopher "Mad Dog" Russo, sportscaster and sports journalist
- Rob Scuderi, NHL player who currently plays for the Pittsburgh Penguins
- Mikey Wax, Musician
- Meg Wolitzer, Novelist
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