Bellerose, New York

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Bellerose, New York
Incorporated Village of Bellerose
Bellerose Village Fire House
Bellerose Village Fire House
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Bellerose, New York is located in New York
Bellerose, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°43′24″N 73°42′59″W / 40.72333°N 73.71639°W / 40.72333; -73.71639Coordinates: 40°43′24″N 73°42′59″W / 40.72333°N 73.71639°W / 40.72333; -73.71639
Country United States
State New York
 • MayorKenneth Moore[1]
 • Total0.13 sq mi (0.33 km2)
 • Land0.13 sq mi (0.33 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
85 ft (26 m)
 • Total1,193
 • Estimate 
 • Density9,222.22/sq mi (3,571.27/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)516
FIPS code36-05639
GNIS feature ID0943608

Bellerose /bɛlrz/ is an incorporated village in Nassau County, New York, United States. The population was 1,193 at the 2010 census.[4]

The Incorporated Village of Bellerose is in the Town of Hempstead, New York and borders Queens County in the City of New York.


The village was founded by Helen Marsh of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. In 1907, planning to build a model community, Marsh purchased 77 acres (310,000 m2) of Floral Park gladiola fields. The first Bellerose home was completed, under Marsh's supervision, in 1910. Marsh persuaded the Long Island Rail Road to place a station in the new village, and she named the station Bellerose. Though it has been suggested that she named the station for the Rose farm, south of the railroad, and her daughter Belle, she said that she simply found the name "euphonious". A vote of the homeowners made the name official in 1917.[5] The Village was incorporated in 1924 and has its own Mayor and Board of Trustees. The Bellerose Village Hall, Fire House and Police Booth are on the National and State registries of Historic Places.


U.S. Census Map

Bellerose is located at 40°43′24″N 73°42′59″W / 40.72333°N 73.71639°W / 40.72333; -73.71639 (40.723464, -73.716282).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.1203 square miles (0.312 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)1,162[3]−2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
Floral Park-Bellerose School

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 1,173 people, 378 households, and 333 families residing in the village. The population density was 12,207.3 people per square mile (4,529.0/km2). There were 384 housing units at an average density of 3,996.2 per square mile (1,482.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 90.79% White, 0.43% African American, 6.65% Asian, 0.85% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.35% of the population.

There were 378 households, out of which 42.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.3% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.9% were non-families. 9.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.10 and the average family size was 3.32.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 25.4% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 28.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $100,263, and the median income for a family was $110,404. Males had a median income of $72,917 versus $50,625 for females. The per capita income for the village was $36,446. None of the families and 0.9% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 1.3% of those over 64.

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  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Bellerose Village, New York". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 3, 2011.
  5. ^ A Short History of Bellerose (Bellerose Business District)
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  9. ^ Butler, Dylan (2001-08-22). "SJU's Persico-Smith on unlikely career path". QNS. Retrieved 2020-05-02.
  10. ^ Staff. "John P. Shanley, 70, Ex-Editor", The New York Times, November 29, 1985. Accessed October 16, 2018. "John P. Shanley, former radio-television editor of The New York Times, died of lung cancer yesterday at the Mercy Hospice in Rockville Centre, L.I. A resident of Bellerose Village, L.I., he was 70 years old."

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