Syosset, New York

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Syosset, New York
Hamlet and census-designated place
Motto: "Together We Will Make a Difference"
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Syosset, New York is located in New York
Syosset, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°48′46″N 73°30′3″W / 40.81278°N 73.50083°W / 40.81278; -73.50083Coordinates: 40°48′46″N 73°30′3″W / 40.81278°N 73.50083°W / 40.81278; -73.50083
Country United States
State New York
County Nassau
Area
 • 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)
Population (2010)
 • Total 18,829
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 11773, 11791
Area code(s) 516
FIPS code 36-72554
GNIS feature ID 0970692

Syosset /sˈɒsɨt/ is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in Nassau County, New York, United States, in the northeastern section of the 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.

Geography[edit]

U.S. Census Map

Syosset is located at 40°48′46″N 73°30′03″W / 40.812743°N 73.500949°W / 40.812743; -73.500949.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.0 square miles (13 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, 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 60.26% White, 4.50% African American, 0.04% Native American, 31.66% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.56% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. 4.92% 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.

Fire Department[edit]

Syosset is protected 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.

Notable people[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. ^ Livnat, Arie (December 16, 2010). "No. 1 WNBA Draft pick Sue Bird headed to Ramle". Haaretz. Retrieved December 20, 2010. 
  4. ^ Fox, Margalit (April 29, 2010). "Leslie Buck, Designer of Iconic Coffee Cup, Dies at 87". New York Times. Retrieved May 31, 2010. 

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