Roslyn Heights, New York

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Roslyn Heights, New York
The Roslyn station on the Long Island Rail Road, located within the northern part of Roslyn Heights.
The Roslyn station on the Long Island Rail Road, located within the northern part of Roslyn Heights.
Nickname(s): 
"The Heights"
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Roslyn Heights, New York is located in New York
Roslyn Heights, New York
Roslyn Heights, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°46′57″N 73°38′29″W / 40.78250°N 73.64139°W / 40.78250; -73.64139Coordinates: 40°46′57″N 73°38′29″W / 40.78250°N 73.64139°W / 40.78250; -73.64139
Country United States
State New York
County Nassau County, New York
Government
 • Town SupervisorJudi Bosworth (D)
Area
 • Total1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Land1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
174 ft (53 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total6,577
Demonym(s)Roslynian
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
11577
Area code(s)516
FIPS code36-63814
GNIS feature ID0962934

Roslyn Heights (also known as "The Heights") is both a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in Nassau County, New York, United States. It is considered part of the Greater Roslyn area, which is anchored by the Village of Roslyn.[1] The population was 6,577 at the 2010 census.

Roslyn Heights is in the eastern part of the Town of North Hempstead, at exit 37 on the Long Island Expressway (Interstate 495).[2] The Zip Code for Roslyn Heights is 11577.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), all of it land.

Education[edit]

Although most of Roslyn Heights is served by the Roslyn Union Free School District, portions of the school-aged population are enrolled in the East Williston Union Free school district, the Herricks Union Free School District, as well as the Mineola Union Free School District.

The Heights School, which is in the heart of Roslyn Heights, serves as one of the Roslyn Union Free School District's three elementary schools.

Demographics[edit]

At the 2000 census there were 6,295 people, 2,168 households, and 1,773 families in the CDP. The population density was 4,223.6 per square mile (1,631.2/km2). There were 2,226 housing units at an average density of 1,493.5/sq mi (576.8/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 79.03% White, 6.45% African American, 0.11% Native American, 10.01% Asian, 2.00% from other races, and 2.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.45%.[3]

Of the 2,168 households 39.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.8% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.2% were non-families. 15.6% of households were one person and 8.9% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.21.

The age distribution was 26.7% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% 65 or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.

The median household income was $84,705 and the median family income was $100,474. Males had a median income of $76,812 versus $38,343 for females. The per capita income for the village was $40,132. About 4.5% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.4% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation[edit]

Rail[edit]

Roslyn Heights is served by the Oyster Bay Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. Two stations are located either within or on the border of Roslyn Heights:[2]

Bus[edit]

Roslyn Heights is served by two Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) bus routes, as of July, 2020:[4][5]

Highways[edit]

Two limited-access highways run through and serve Roslyn Heights:[2]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Timeline of Roslyn History | Roslyn, NY". www.roslynny.gov. Retrieved 2020-08-10.
  2. ^ a b c "Roslyn Heights". Google Maps. Retrieved 2020-08-10.
  3. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "Nassau Inter-County Express - Maps and Schedules". www.nicebus.com. Retrieved 2020-08-10.
  5. ^ "Nassau Inter-County Express Bus Route Map, July, 2020". Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE). Retrieved 2020-08-09.

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