Syosset, New York

Coordinates: 40°48′46″N 73°30′3″W / 40.81278°N 73.50083°W / 40.81278; -73.50083
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Jackson Avenue in Syosset's downtown, 2021.
Jackson Avenue in Syosset's downtown, 2021.
"Together We Will Make a Difference"
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Syosset, New York is located in Long Island
Syosset, New York
Syosset, New York
Location within the state of New York.
Syosset, New York is located in New York
Syosset, New York
Syosset, New York
Syosset, New York (New York)
Syosset, New York is located in the United States
Syosset, New York
Syosset, New York
Syosset, New York (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°48′46″N 73°30′3″W / 40.81278°N 73.50083°W / 40.81278; -73.50083
Country United States
State New York
County Nassau County, New York
TownOyster Bay
 • Total4.97 sq mi (12.89 km2)
 • Land4.97 sq mi (12.89 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
217 ft (66 m)
 • Total19,259
 • Density3,871.16/sq mi (1,494.65/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
11773, 11791
Area code516
FIPS code36-72554
GNIS feature ID0970692

Syosset /sˈɒsɪt/ is a hamlet and census-designated place in the Town of Oyster Bay, in Nassau County, on the North Shore of Long Island, in New York, United States. The population was 19,259 at the 2020 census.

Syosset is served by the Syosset LIRR station, the Syosset Post Office, the Syosset Central School District, the Syosset Public Library, the Syosset Fire Department, and the Jericho Water District.[2]


A U.S. Census Bureau map of Syosset
Syosset station in Syosset, a Long Island Rail Road stop

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Syosset has a total area of 5.0 square miles (13 km2), all land.[3][4]

Syosset absorbed the hamlet and Locust Grove for the 1990 census.[5] Furthermore, Syosset gained some territory between the 2000 census and 2010 census from Muttontown, and also lost some territory which was annexed to the Village of Laurel Hollow.[6]

Syosset is located approximately 32 miles (50 km) east of Midtown Manhattan, 14 miles (20 km) east of the eastern border with Queens, 23 miles (40 km) southeast of the Throgs Neck Bridge, and 168 miles (270 km) southeast of Albany, the state capital. It borders Oyster Bay and Laurel Hollow to the north, Woodbury to the east, Plainview and Hicksville to the south, and Jericho and Muttontown to the west, Syosset is accessible to New York City by the LIRR and the Long Island Expressway by car.


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the 2020 U.S. Census,[8] there were 19,259 people, 6,170 households, and 5,307 families residing in Syosset. The population density was 3,785.8 inhabitants per square mile (1,461.7/km2). There were 6,354 housing units at an average density of 1,274.5 per square mile (492.1/km2). The racial makeup of Syosset was 62.7% White, 1.0% African American, 0.4% Native American, 31.4% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.8% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. 4.1% are Hispanic or Latino of any race. Syosset, like many other places on the North Shore of Long Island, has a large Jewish population,[9] as well as a large number of residents of Italian and East Asian origin. 35.4% of the population spoke a language other than English at home, mostly Chinese or Korean.

There were 8,131 households, out of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.5% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.4% were non-families. 12.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.05 and the average family size was 3.33.

In Syosset, the population was spread out, with 26.0% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males.

The median income for a household in Syosset was $180,297, and the median income for a family was $223,508. Males had a median income of $109,742 versus $77,038 for females. The per capita income for Syosset was $78,230. About 1.6% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over. The median home value is $944,786, while the average listing price of a home in the CDP was $1,164,815.[10]

Fire department[edit]

Syosset is protected by the firefighters and EMTs of the Syosset Fire Department (SFD), which consists of five all-volunteer fire companies and one all-volunteer EMS company.[2] The Syosset Fire Department currently operates out of three fire stations, located throughout the area, which encompasses Syosset, Woodbury, and parts of Muttontown, Oyster Bay Cove, Laurel Hollow, Cold Spring Harbor, East Norwich, Jericho, Hicksville, and Plainview. At 14.4 square miles, it is the largest coverage area in Nassau County. They operate a fire apparatus fleet of five engines, two trucks, one rescue, three ambulances, and several special, support, and reserve units.

Notable people[edit]

The 11791 ZIP Code includes portions of the incorporated villages of Muttontown, Laurel Hollow, and Oyster Bay Cove, which results in a Syosset mailing address. Consequently, the news and media often erroneously report Syosset as the hometown of notable residents of said villages.

In popular culture[edit]


  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Long Island Index: Interactive Map". Retrieved April 18, 2022.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  4. ^ "Syosset, NY Profile: Facts & Data". Retrieved October 4, 2021.
  5. ^ "US Census Bureau Publications - Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved October 4, 2021.
  6. ^ "New York: 2010" (PDF). 2010. p. III-6. Retrieved October 1, 2021.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Syosset CDP, New York".
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  10. ^ "Syosset NY Home Prices & Home Values".
  11. ^ WNBA (July 11, 2017). "Seattle's Bird, Five Former MVPs Selected to Start Verizon WNBA All-Star 2017". WNBA. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
  12. ^ Fox, Margalit (April 29, 2010). "Leslie Buck, Designer of Iconic Coffee Cup, Dies at 87". The New York Times. Retrieved May 31, 2010.
  13. ^ "(250774) Syosset". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved February 1, 2020.
  14. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved February 1, 2020.

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