Roosevelt, New York

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Roosevelt, New York
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Roosevelt, New York is located in New York
Roosevelt, New York
Roosevelt, New York
Location within the state of New York.
Coordinates: 40°40′45″N 73°35′8″W / 40.67917°N 73.58556°W / 40.67917; -73.58556Coordinates: 40°40′45″N 73°35′8″W / 40.67917°N 73.58556°W / 40.67917; -73.58556
Country United States
State New York
County Nassau County, New York
Named forTheodore Roosevelt
 • Total1.8 sq mi (4.6 km2)
 • Land1.8 sq mi (4.6 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
39 ft (12 m)
 • Total16,258
 • Density9,000/sq mi (3,500/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)516
FIPS code36-63506
GNIS feature ID0962860

Roosevelt is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Hempstead in Nassau County, on Long Island, in New York, United States. The population was 16,258 at the 2010 census.[1]


The community is named for former President Theodore Roosevelt, but was also known as Greenwich and Rum Point for a time before that.[2][3] While Roosevelt once had a predominantly-white population, white flight and real estate blockbusting became a major issue during the postwar housing boom in the 1950s and 1960s, when the community saw an influx of African-American residents.


U.S. Census map of Roosevelt.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.6 km2). 1.8 square miles (4.6 km2) of it is land and 0.56% is water.


2010 census[edit]

As of the census of 2010, there were 16,258 people residing in the CDP.[4][5] The racial makeup of the CDP was 13.90% White, 63.11% African American, 0.79% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 17.02% from other races, and 4.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 34.12% of the population.

Census 2000[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 15,854 people, 4,061 households, and 3,362 families residing in the CDP.[4] The population density was 3,438.9/km2 (8,916.8/mi2). There were 4,234 housing units at an average density of 918.4/km2 (2,381.3/mi2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 3.97% White, 79.02% African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 8.33% from other races, and 3.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.22% of the population.

There were 4,061 households, out of which 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% were married couples living together, 30.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.2% were non-families. 12.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.88 and the average family size was 3.98.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 30.5% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 8.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $56,715, and the median income for a family was $56,380. Males had a median income of $30,694 versus $29,566 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $16,950. About 10.8% of families and 15.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.1% of those under age 18 and 14.2% of those age 65 or over.


Roosevelt is served by the Roosevelt Union Free School District. Roosevelt High School is the district's high school.[6]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Roosevelt CDP, New York". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 4, 2011.
  2. ^ Winsche, Richard (October 1, 1999). The History of Nassau County Community Place-Names. Interlaken, New York: Empire State Books. ISBN 978-1557871541.
  3. ^ "Roosevelt History / Welcome". Roosevelt UFSD. Retrieved 2021-08-27.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "Roosevelt, NY Population - Census 2010 and 2000 Interactive Map, Demographics, Statistics, Quick Facts - CensusViewer". Retrieved 2021-08-27.
  6. ^ "Roosevelt Union Free School District / Homepage". Roosevelt UFSD. Retrieved 2020-09-01.

Further reading[edit]

  • Sheldon Parrish, One Square Mile: The History of Roosevelt, N.Y. From an Autobiographical Perspective, New York: Xlibris Corporation, 2009.[self-published source?]
  • Sheldon Parrish, Beyond The Wishing Well: The History of Roosevelt, N.Y., Vol. 2, New York: Xlibris Corporation, 2010.[self-published source?]
  • Sheldon Parrish, Bleeding Gold and Blue, New York: Xlibris Corporation, 2013.[self-published source?]
  • Rosalyn Baxandall and Elizabeth Ewen, Picture windows: how the suburbs happened, New York, NY: Basic Books, 2000.
  • Andrew Wiese, Places of their own: African American suburbanization in the twentieth century, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004.
  • Marquita L. James, Blacks in Roosevelt, Long Island New York, circa:1985.