Roslyn, New York

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Roslyn, New York
Village of Roslyn
The Ellen Ward Clock tower at Main Street and Old Northern Boulevard, Roslyn's best-known landmark.
The Ellen Ward Clock tower at Main Street and Old Northern Boulevard, Roslyn's best-known landmark.
"The Village"
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Roslyn, New York is located in New York
Roslyn, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°48′0″N 73°39′02″W / 40.80000°N 73.65056°W / 40.80000; -73.65056Coordinates: 40°48′0″N 73°39′02″W / 40.80000°N 73.65056°W / 40.80000; -73.65056[1]
Country United States
State New York
County Nassau County, New York
TownNorth Hempstead
Named forRoslin, Scotland
 • MayorJohn Durkin
 • Total0.66 sq mi (1.70 km2)
 • Land0.65 sq mi (1.67 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation91 ft (300 m)
 • Total2,770
 • Estimate 
 • Density4,492.26/sq mi (1,735.48/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
Area code(s)516
FIPS code36-63770
GNIS feature ID0962929
A sign for the Village of Roslyn, located at the corner of Main Street and East Broadway.
Bryant Avenue, as viewed from the William Cullen Bryant Bridge (Roslyn Viaduct).

Roslyn (/ˈrɒzlɪn/ ROZ-lin) is a village in Nassau County, New York, on the North Shore of Long Island. As of the 2010 Census, the population of the village was 2,770. Roslyn was initially settled in the year 1633.[7] Originally, Roslyn was called Hempstead Harbor, but its name was changed to Roslyn on September 7, 1844, due to postal confusion regarding all the other "Hempsteads" scattered about Long Island.[8] The name "Roslyn" was selected as the new name, as its location in a valley reminded officials to that of Roslin, Scotland.[7]

The Village of Roslyn is located near the eastern edge of the Town of North Hempstead, and is at the southern end of Hempstead Harbor.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), of which, 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) of it is land and 1.56% is water.[9]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20192,902[6]4.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 Census[edit]

As of the 2010 census [11] the population was 86% White (76% Non-Hispanic White), 2.2% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 8.85% Asian, 2.6% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.2% of the population.

2000 Census[edit]

As of the census [5] of 2000, there were 2,570 people, 1,060 households, and 603 families residing in the village. The population density was 4,082.2 people per square mile (1,575.1/km2). There were 1,124 housing units at an average density of 1,785.4 per square mile (688.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 86.81% White, 2.33% African American, 0.08% Native American, 6.15% Asian, 2.02% from other races, and 2.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.34% of the population.

There were 1,060 households, out of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.1% were non-families. 37.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 18.2% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 22.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 83.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $72,404, and the median income for a family was $101,622. Males had a median income of $65,156 versus $45,221 for females. The per capita income for the village was $47,166. About 1.3% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over.


Politically, Roslyn leans moderately Democratic.[12] In 2008, Democrat Barack Obama defeated Republican John McCain 59%-40%.

Greater Roslyn area[edit]

In addition to the Village of Roslyn, the following villages and unincorporated areas are considered part of the Greater Roslyn area, which according to the 2010 Census, has a total population of 29,278:


The Village of Roslyn is served by the Roslyn Union Free School District, which consists of five schools: Heights School, Harbor Hill School, East Hills School, Roslyn Middle School, and Roslyn High School.[13] Roslyn High School is ranked 42nd in the state and 342nd in the nation[14] The Roslyn school mascot is the Bulldog.

The Heights School serves as pre-kindergarten and kindergarten for the entire district, and as first grade for half the students in the Roslyn area (students that will attend East Hills School for elementary school).

The two elementary schools each serve half of the Roslyn school district. Harbor Hill School provides education for students in grades one through five. The East Hills School serves students in grades two through five.

Roslyn Middle School has grades six through eight. Roslyn High School, built on land donated by the Mackay family, serves students in grades nine through twelve.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. ^ a b Sloam, Myrna (2006). "Timeline of Roslyn History". Nassau County Library. Archived from the original on 2008-07-04. Retrieved 2008-07-02.
  3. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  7. ^ a b NY, Village of Roslyn. "Village of Roslyn, NY - About Roslyn". Archived from the original on January 14, 2015. Retrieved 2016-04-17.
  8. ^ About Roslyn Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "Roslyn Village, New York Profile". Retrieved 2020-09-11.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website".
  12. ^ Welch, Will (2017-11-08). "How Long Island Voted". Newsday. Retrieved 2020-09-11.
  13. ^ "Roslyn Public Schools". 2013-02-22. Retrieved 2020-09-11.
  14. ^ "Roslyn High School in ROSLYN HEIGHTS, NY | Best High Schools | US News". Retrieved 2016-04-17.
  15. ^ Colker, David (2015-09-21). "Deborah Asnis dies at 59; helped detect West Nile virus in U.S." Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2015-10-10.
  16. ^ "Wall Street legend Bernard Madoff arrested over $50 billion Ponzi scheme". The Times. London. 2008-12-12. Archived from the original on June 14, 2011. Retrieved 2010-05-22.

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