Baxter Estates, New York
Baxter Estates, New York
|Incorporated Village of Baxter Estates|
|County||Nassau County, New York|
|Named for||The Baxter family|
|• Mayor||Nora Haagenson|
|• Deputy Mayor||Charles Comer|
|• Total||0.18 sq mi (0.47 km2)|
|• Land||0.18 sq mi (0.47 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||39 ft (12 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||5,763.74/sq mi (2,219.51/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0943176|
Baxter Estates is a village in Nassau County, on the North Shore of Long Island, in New York, United States. It is considered part of the Greater Port Washington area, which is anchored by Port Washington. The population was 999 at the 2010 census.
The Village of Baxter Estates was incorporated in 1931. Baxter Estates owes much of its history to the homestead settlement of "Cow Neck" built in 1673 by John Betts and Robert Hutchings, which still stands on its original site at the corner of Central Drive and Shore Road, overlooking Manhasset Bay. This property was purchased around 1741 by Oliver Baxter, and maps of the time show that an entire wigwam village, belonging to the Matinecock Indians, may have been located on Baxter's land.
The Baxters, who were shipbuilders, whalers and sea captains, retained the property until the 19th century. Hessian troops were quartered in the Baxter House during the Revolutionary War, and in 1895 the first library of Port Washington met in the parlor of the Baxter house. The residence was designated as a historic building. The owner, Sabrina Wu, was in the process of submitting plans to demolish the landmarked home when a massive blaze broke out, heavily damaging the home on February 5, 2017. The cause of the fire was not determined.
The village is named for the Baxter family, which owned a significant amount of land in the area.
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Geological Survey, the highest point in Baxter Estates is located on Hilltop Road, at 113 feet (34 m), and the lowest point is Manhasset Bay, which is at sea level.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 999 people residing in the village. The racial makeup of the village was 81.08% White, 1.30% African American, 6.01% Asian, 3.50% from other races, and 7.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.82% of the population.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,006 people, 376 households, and 262 families residing in the village. The population density was 5,574.4 people per square mile (2,157.9/km2). There were 386 housing units at an average density of 2,138.9 per square mile (828.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 84.00% White, 2.68% African American, 0.10% Native American, 7.16% Asian, 3.98% from other races, and 2.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.61% of the population.
There were 376 households, out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.21.
In the village, the population was spread out, with 24.8% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $84,592, and the median income for a family was $111,074. Males had a median income of $56,250 versus $51,250 for females. The per capita income for the village was $44,718. About 3.0% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.
As of August 2021, the Mayor of Baxter Estates is Nora Haagenson, the Deputy Mayor is Charles Comer, and the Village Trustees are Charles Comer, Chris Ficalora, Alice M. Peckelis, and Brian Reardon.
Representation in higher government
Nassau County representation
New York State representation
New York State Assembly
New York State Senate
United States Congress
United States Senate
The Village of Baxter Estates is located entirely within the boundaries of the Port Washington Union Free School District. As such, all children who reside within Baxter Estates and attend public schools go to Port Washington's schools.
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