University Gardens, New York

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University Gardens, New York
The Wensley Drive entrance to the University Gardens subdivision for which the CDP is named, as seen on May 21, 2021.
The Wensley Drive entrance to the University Gardens subdivision for which the CDP is named, as seen on May 21, 2021.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
Location in Nassau County and the state of New York.
University Gardens, New York is located in New York
University Gardens, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°46′27″N 73°43′36″W / 40.77417°N 73.72667°W / 40.77417; -73.72667Coordinates: 40°46′27″N 73°43′36″W / 40.77417°N 73.72667°W / 40.77417; -73.72667
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountyNassau
Area
 • Total0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
 • Land0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
148 ft (45 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total4,226
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
11020
Area code(s)516
FIPS code36-76287
GNIS feature ID0968249

University Gardens is the name of a hamlet and a census-designated place (CDP) in Nassau County, on Long Island, in New York. The main subdivision for which the CDP is named for is located towards its northeastern edge. It is located within and governed by the Town of North Hempstead and is part of the Greater Great Neck area.

The University Gardens CDP is a larger area which includes the University Gardens subdivision and the other unincorporated areas between the it and the Nassau/Queens line.

History[edit]

The University Gardens subdivision within the greater, eponymous CDP is a distinct community founded in 1927 and operates under a set of covenants recorded with its 218 homes and 17 commercial properties under the auspices of the University Gardens Property Owners Association, Inc.[1]

The name of the CDP, which as aforementioned is named for the smaller, eponymous subdivision, derives from the fact that the land which the subdivision is located on was purchased from and built atop the short-lived University Golf Club, and because Russell Gardens, located across Northern Boulevard, was being developed around the same time.[2]

As such, the "University" part of its name comes from the golf club and the "Gardens" part of its name comes from Russell Gardens.[2]

Geography[edit]

U.S. Census Map

University Gardens is located at 40°46′27″N 73°43′36″W / 40.77417°N 73.72667°W / 40.77417; -73.72667 (40.774039, -73.726662).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Census 2000[edit]

As of Census 2000,[4] there were 4,138 people, 1,660 households, and 1,160 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 7,007.1 per square mile (2,708.0/km2). There were 1,696 housing units at an average density of 2,871.9/sq mi (1,109.9/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 80.67% White, 2.39% African American, 0.12% Native American, 13.29% Asian, 1.98% from other races, and 1.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.59% of the population.

There were 1,660 households, out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.6% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 22.7% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 28.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $74,637, and the median income for a family was $90,511. Males had a median income of $61,207 versus $42,308 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $40,643. About 2.5% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 2.1% of those age 65 or over.

2010 Census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census,[4] there were 3,058 people, 1,559 households, and 1,106 families within the CDP. The racial makeup of the CDP was 76.7% White, 3.0% African American, 0.0% Native American, 20.0% Asian, 0.0% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, 1.2% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ugpoa - Overview". www.ugpoa.org. Retrieved 2021-05-18.
  2. ^ a b Winsche, Richard (October 1, 1999). The History of Nassau County Community Place-Names. Interlaken, New York: Empire State Books. ISBN 978-1557871541.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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