Searingtown, New York

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Searingtown, New York
A welcome sign to Searingtown at the intersection of Herricks, Shelter Rock, and Searingtown Roads.
A welcome sign to Searingtown at the intersection of Herricks, Shelter Rock, and Searingtown Roads.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Searingtown, New York is located in New York
Searingtown, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°46′21″N 73°39′30″W / 40.77250°N 73.65833°W / 40.77250; -73.65833Coordinates: 40°46′21″N 73°39′30″W / 40.77250°N 73.65833°W / 40.77250; -73.65833
Country United States
State New York
County Nassau County, New York
Named forSearing family
 • Total0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 • Land0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
128 ft (39 m)
 • Total4,915
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code36-66102
GNIS feature ID0964742

Searingtown is a 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. The population was 4,915 at the 2010 census.

Searingtown is an unincorporated area of the Town of North Hempstead and shares the same zip code and U.S. Post Office as Albertson, New York.


One of the earliest settlers in the area was named John Searing. The name of the hamlet became Searingtown in the mid-18th Century; the Searing family was the area's principal owner of land at the time.[1] The Searingtown Methodist Church first opened on I.U. Willets Road in 1788.[1] Parts of the original structure are still part of the church. The building still stands in the same place but it is technically now in Albertson.[2]

Government & politics[edit]


As Searingtown is an unincorporated part of the Town of North Hempstead, it is directly governed by the town's government in Manhasset.[3][4]

As of June 2021, Searingtown is represented on the Town Board by Peter J. Zuckerman, and is located in its 2nd Council District.[4]


Politically, Searingtown leans liberal.[5] In the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the majority of Searingtown voters voted for Hillary Clinton (D) as opposed to for Donald Trump (R).[5]


U.S. Census Map

Searingtown is located at 40°46′21″N 73°39′30″W / 40.77250°N 73.65833°W / 40.77250; -73.65833 (40.772485, -73.658336).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), all land.


As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 5,034 people, 1,582 households, and 1,430 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 5,473.4 per square mile (2,112.7/km2). There were 1,606 housing units at an average density of 1,746.2/sq mi (674.0/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 69.77% White, 0.99% African American, 0.10% Native American, 25.86% Asian, 0.70% from other races, and 2.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.86% of the population.

There were 1,582 households, out of which 41.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 83.1% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 9.6% were non-families. 8.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.18 and the average family size was 3.37.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 26.8% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 21.8% from 25 to 44, 29.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $120,546, and the median income for a family was $126,182. Males had a median income of $92,834 versus $51,995 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $49,113. About 1.1% of families and 1.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.0% of those under age 18 and 2.1% of those age 65 or over.


Searingtown is served by the Herricks Union Free School District.[8]

Furthermore, the following schools, which are operated by the aforesaid district, are located within the hamlet:[8]


  1. ^ a b Winsche, Richard (October 1, 1999). The History of Nassau County Community Place-Names. Interlaken, New York: Empire State Books. ISBN 978-1557871541.
  2. ^ Rather, John. Classic Suburb Keeps Its Appeal in the 90's. The New York Times, July 20, 1997. Retrieved June 8th, 2010.
  3. ^ "Long Island Index: Interactive Map". Retrieved 2021-06-28.
  4. ^ a b "Town of North Hempstead - Councilman Peter J. Zuckerman (2nd District)". Retrieved 2021-06-29.
  5. ^ a b Welch, Will (2017-11-08). "How Long Island Voted". Newsday. Retrieved 2021-06-23.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  8. ^ a b "Long Island Index: Interactive Map". Retrieved 2021-06-29.

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