Baxter Estates, New York

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Baxter Estates, New York
Incorporated Village of Baxter Estates
Baxter Estates Village Hall on August 10, 2021.
Baxter Estates Village Hall on August 10, 2021.
Nickname(s): 
VBE
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York
Baxter Estates, New York is located in New York
Baxter Estates, New York
Baxter Estates, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°50′2″N 73°41′43″W / 40.83389°N 73.69528°W / 40.83389; -73.69528Coordinates: 40°50′2″N 73°41′43″W / 40.83389°N 73.69528°W / 40.83389; -73.69528
Country United States
State New York
County Nassau County, New York
TownNorth Hempstead
Incorporated1931
Named forThe Baxter family
Government
 • MayorNora Haagenson
 • Deputy MayorCharles Comer
Area
 • Total0.18 sq mi (0.47 km2)
 • Land0.18 sq mi (0.47 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
39 ft (12 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total999
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
1,049
 • Density5,763.74/sq mi (2,219.51/km2)
Demonym(s)Baxter Estatesian
Port Washingtonian
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
11050
Area code(s)516
FIPS code36-04803
GNIS feature ID0943176
Websitewww.baxterestates.org

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.[3]

The Incorporated Village of Baxter Estates is located on the Cow Neck Peninsula, within the Town of North Hempstead, and is recognized as a Tree City USA.[4]

History[edit]

The Village of Baxter Estates was incorporated in 1931.[5] 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.[6] The cause of the fire was not determined.[7]

The village is named for the Baxter family, which owned a significant amount of land in the area.[5]

Geography[edit]

U.S. Census map of Baxter Estates.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), all of it land.[8]

Baxter Estates is located within the Manhasset Bay Watershed, which in turn is located within the larger Long Island Sound/Atlantic Ocean Watershed.[9][10][11]

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.[10][12]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1940760
195086213.4%
19609328.1%
19701,02610.1%
1980911−11.2%
19909615.5%
20001,0064.7%
2010999−0.7%
2019 (est.)1,049[2]5.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[13]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census of 2010, there were 999 people residing in the village.[14][15] 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.

Census 2000[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,006 people, 376 households, and 262 families residing in the village.[14] 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.

Government[edit]

Village government[edit]

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.[16]

Representation in higher government[edit]

Town representation[edit]

Baxter Estates is located in the Town of North Hempstead's 6th district, which as of September 2021 is represented on the Town Board by Mariann Dalimonte (D – Port Washington).[17]

Nassau County representation[edit]

Baxter Estates is located in Nassau County's 11th Legislative district, which as of September 2021 is represented in the Nassau County Legislature by Delia DiRiggi-Whitton (D–Glen Cove).[18][19]

New York State representation[edit]

New York State Assembly[edit]

Baxter Estates is located within the New York State Assembly's 16th Assembly district, which as of September 2021 is represented by Gina Sillitti (D–Manorhaven).[18][20]

New York State Senate[edit]

Baxter Estates is located in the New York State Senate's 7th State Senate district, which as of September 2021 is represented in the New York State Senate by Anna Kaplan (D–North Hills).[18][21]

Federal representation[edit]

United States Congress[edit]

Baxter Estates is located in New York's 3rd congressional district, which as of September 2021 is represented in the United States Congress by Tom Suozzi (D–Glen Cove).[18][22]

United States Senate[edit]

Like the rest of New York, Baxter Estates is represented in the United States Senate by Charles Schumer (D) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D).[23]

Politics[edit]

In the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the majority of Baxter Estates voters voted for Hillary Clinton (D).[24]

Education[edit]

School district[edit]

The Village of Baxter Estates is located entirely within the boundaries of the Port Washington Union Free School District.[18][25] As such, all children who reside within Baxter Estates and attend public schools go to Port Washington's schools.[18][25]

Library district[edit]

Baxter Estates is located within the boundaries of the Port Washington Library District.[18] Furthermore, the Port Washington Public Library is located within Baxter Estates.[18]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Baxter Estates village, New York". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 30, 2011.
  4. ^ "Tree Cities". www.arborday.org. Retrieved 2021-08-17.
  5. ^ a b Winsche, Richard (October 1, 1999). The History of Nassau County Community Place-Names. Interlaken, New York: Empire State Books. ISBN 978-1557871541.
  6. ^ "Massive Blaze at Historical Baxter House Under Investigation". Port Washington, NY Patch. 2017-02-05. Retrieved 2017-02-07.
  7. ^ "Officials: Cause of Baxter House fire unknown". Newsday. Retrieved 2017-02-07.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ New York Rapid Watershed Assessment Profile – Northern Long Island Watershed. Syracuse, New York: United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service. 2011.
  10. ^ a b "EPA – Waters GeoViewer". United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 2021-07-28.
  11. ^ "Atlantic Ocean/Long Island Sound Watershed - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation". www.dec.ny.gov. Retrieved 2021-07-27.
  12. ^ "The National Map - Advanced Viewer". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2021-07-30.
  13. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  14. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  15. ^ "Baxter Estates, NY Population - Census 2010 and 2000 Interactive Map, Demographics, Statistics, Quick Facts - CensusViewer". censusviewer.com. Retrieved 2021-08-10.
  16. ^ "Meet the Board of Trustees – The Village of Baxter Estates". Retrieved 2021-08-06.
  17. ^ "Town of North Hempstead - Councilwoman Mariann Dalimonte". northhempsteadny.gov. Retrieved 2020-12-18.
  18. ^ a b c d e f g h "Long Island Index: Interactive Map". Long Island Index Maps. Long Island Index.
  19. ^ "District 9 - Richard J. Nicolello | Nassau County, NY - Official Website". www.nassaucountyny.gov. Retrieved 2021-07-22.
  20. ^ "Gina L. Sillitti - Assembly District 16 |Assembly Member Directory | New York State Assembly". nyassembly.gov. Retrieved 2021-07-22.
  21. ^ "NY Senate District 7". NY State Senate. Retrieved 2021-07-22.
  22. ^ "Suozzi Declares Victory In NY 3rd Congressional District Race". Huntington, NY Patch. 2020-11-17. Retrieved 2021-07-22.
  23. ^ "U.S. Senate: Contacting U.S. Senators". www.senate.gov. Retrieved 2021-07-22.
  24. ^ Welch, Will (2017-11-08). "How Long Island Voted". Newsday. Retrieved 2021-06-23.
  25. ^ a b "Composite School District Boundaries Shapefiles". NCES. Retrieved 2020-10-23.

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